A journey towards self-reliant villages
Amrita SeRVe was launched during Amma’s 60th birthday celebrations in September 2013 and ushered in sustainable development in village clusters across India. Our work is aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Amrita SeRVe’s vision is to teach villagers the skills they need to live in communities that are prosperous and self-reliant. These are places where people are healthy and educated and where they lead lives of dignity in a clean, pollution-free environment. In the past, all villages in India were self-reliant. Villagers grew their own food and made all the items that they needed themselves. There was a blacksmith and a carpenter in every village. People knew how to build houses. The focus was on using resources available locally. Now the whole world is realising that reliance on local resources is key to sustainable development. Amrita SeRVe wants to bring back the spirit of self-reliance in each one of our villages. Today migration from villages to towns and cities is increasing day-by-day. There are many material problems in the villages that need to be solved.