Welcome to Venu Madhuri Trust
Venu-Madhuri Trust is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to promote integrated, sustainable rural reconstruction.
We started in Feb 2000, from Ramanwadi village one of the isolated villages on Western Ghats In Radhanagri taluka of district Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
Today, we are working at Ramanwadi,Bhari Bhambar,Ghosarwad,Khotwadi,Uttare.
Our work is to build Ramanwadi community into self-sufficient unit & help the community by providing know-how, inspiration, counseling, manpower, materials & funds.
Today Ramanwadi has become a role model for other villages to follow.
We shall strive with sincerity, to promote integrated, sustainable rural development that is based on traditional, time-tested wisdom, which aims towards local self-sufficiency with special emphasis on preservation of indigenous breeds of cattle and which foster the highest human values.
Our survey for first project
We were on the look-out for a village that we could adopt or work in. A survey was conducted in Kolhapur district based on various criteria in relation to Venu-Madhuri’s aims and objectives. Under the rapid action survey, villages were short-listed and selected on the basis of need of development, where the principle of local self-sufficiency could be established by people’s participation, making the village a model for that area. During January 2001, Ramanwadi a small village in Radhanagri taluka of Kolhapur district was identified.
Our first project- Ramanwadi village
Ramanwadi is located at the distance of 60 km from Kolhapur. Ramanwadi forms a part of the Western Ghats, which is considered a very sensitive ‘hot-spot’ and world heritage site by UNESCO from the ecological point of view due to its extraordinarily rich biodiversity. Ramanwadi village forms a part of Radhanagri Wildlife Sanctuary.