has been instrumental in the formation of two major networks
in the district - Ananta Pariyavarna Parirakshana Samithi
(APPS - working on Natural Resource Management) and Voluntary
Action Network - Anantapur (VANA - working on issues of VOLAGS
and Drought with special emphasis on Women and Dalits in Anantapur
district). The Collective is also a member of WASSAN, a watershed
network in Andhra Pradesh.
of the Collective are also strongly associated with the local
Peoples Science Movement (Jana Vignyana Vedika) and the Women's
Solidarity Forum (Mahila Aikya Vedika) and its Counseling
centre at Anantapur.
of the Collective have been members of the Jan Vikas Andolan,
a national network of voluntary organisations, mass organisations,
movements, unions, intellectuals, activists, etc., since its