Appeal for financial contribution for sustainable livelihood for rural communities of gujarat.

Financial Contribution to our Trust for the Project U/S.35AC IT Act- Deduction eligible at 100% under the Income Tax Act.

VIKSAT's project "Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Enhancing Livelihood Resilience of Rural Poor and Tribal Communities in Drought Prone and Tribal Areas of Gujarat"  is approved under section 35AC of the Income Tax Act 1961 by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Govt. of India for the promotion of Social and Economic welfare, during the period till March 2018. It is envisaged that the project at the estimated cost of Rs. 30 crores in 3 years would make adequate interventions in about 108 villages in the districts of Aravalli, sabarkantha, Patan, Mehsana and Kachchh.

Download 35AC Project Information Brochure

As per the provisions of section 35AC, IT Act,  assesses having Income from the head “Business” or “Profession” are entitled to  avail 100% deduction of the amount contributed. Your contributions may be drawn in favour of “ Nehru Foundation for Development  a/c VIKSAT”.

This Project aims to address the issues of natural resource management through sustainable forestry, agriculture, animal husbandry, education, water & sanitation and livelihoods by providing inputs, training and capacity building to the people's institutions.

Project Objectives:

  • Conservation of natural resources

  • Sustainable management of natural resources through locally appropriate agriculture practices

  • Improved animal husbandry practices

  • Drought proofing by promoting ground water recharging, surface and rainwater harvesting at community level

  • Enhance access to drinking water and sanitation

  • Promote ecological restoration through grassland development, agro-forestry, silvi-pasture and afforestation

  • Capacity building of key stakeholders including people's institutions like SHGs, Farmers Clubs, FPOs, PRIs, etc

  • Supporting livelihood improvement activities

Major Proposed Interventions:

  • Natural Resource Management-Forestry & Biodiversity

  • Natural Resource Management-Agriculture

  • Natural Resource Management-Animal Husbandry

  • Natural Resource Management-Rural Energy

  • Water Resource Development and conservation for drought proofing

  • Water & Sanitation

  • Rural Capacity building

  • For further details contact our head office at given address.

Conservation of Ground Water Resources Improved Animal Husbandry Sustainable agricultural  practices Agro-forestry & Biodiversity conservation
Micro Irrigation System (MIS) for Sustainable Agriculture Promoting organic farming through Vermi-compost Developing Ground Water Sources for Irrigation Women's Empowerment

More Information on VIKSAT's Projects, Programmes and Activities please refer  Annual Reports of last 3 years

Annual Report 2012-13 (.pdf)

Annual Report 2013-14 (.pdf)

Annual Report 2014-15 (.pdf)

Your contributions may be drawn in favour of “ Nehru Foundation for Development  a/c VIKSAT”.

Nehru Foundation for Development
Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad-380054
Phone: 91-79-2685 6220, Web: