On a quest to understand the failure of existing mechanisms to measure and address the instabilities around the country, Sanjivv Singh developed an organic solution to the economic troubles of the deprived parts of the nation.
Creating a model for resilient and sustainable rural communities that serve to alleviate resource problems at a grassroots level, Sanjivv Singh hopes to inspire change at a wider level and provide security to millions.
After quitting his corporate job in early 2013, Sanjivv Singh travelled through rural India for about 2 and ½ years. Having lived with scores of bottom-of-the-pyramid families that were below the conventionally defined poverty line, he gained better insight on the link between development and poverty.
Instead of creating a strategy based on reacting or responding to the symptoms of poverty, he wanted to create a new possibility in which poverty would have no space to exist. Sanjivv found the idea of “creating resilience” more empowering than that of “eradicating poverty”.
Living and working in a remote drought-prone taluk called Hoskote in the second driest and one of the poorest districts in India- Rural Bangalore, Karnataka, since August 2017, Sanjivv has been focusing his energies on building and leveraging local social leadership capacities to bring back water, to empowering and educating farmers on organic farming. He believes that the invention of agriculture is not just a matter of tastier food. It unlocked powerful forces that transformed history.