Avani (Kumaon, Uttaranchal)


AVANI is a voluntary organization working in the Kumaon region of Uttaranchal, located in the middle ranges of the Central Himalayan region. It was in 1997 that AVANI started its work as the Kumaon Chapter of The Social Work and Research Center, also known as the Barefoot College. The Barefoot College focuses on capacity building of the rural communities enabling them to handle their own issues. The genesis of AVANI came about in the context of the isolation and consequent problems of the far-flung villages situated in one of the highest mountain ranges of the world. Nature, as it obtains in this region, warrants search for local specific solutions to the problems.


  • Renewable energy
  • Water management
  • Farm based activities
  • Textiles

Location Head Office:

Kumaon, Uttaranchal