Welcome to Freedom

FREEDOM, an acronym for “Flame-thrower for Rural Education, Environment, and Development Oriented Movement,” is a not-for-profit Voluntary Organisation founded by Dr Ravindra Kumar Chintapalli and Dr Swarna Latha in 2002 under the AP Societies Registration Act, 2001.

Since India lives in its villages, it goes without saying that development of villages augurs well for the development of the Nation! The term, “Flame-thrower,” in semantics means a Weapon that projects a stream of burning fuel. Here, we shall figuratively provide a Flame-thrower i.e. continuous driving force for what we call the “Rural Development Movement.”

FREEDOM has been passionately engaged in broad-based programmes including Water Management, Agriculture, Organic Farming, Afforestation, Public Health and protection of Environment, all through active public participation.

Our central idea is to promote Sustainable Community Development and improve standard of living while conserving Natural Resources through Eco-friendly methods. We, at FREEDOM, are of opinion that it is high time to Change!

Plantation Saplings
WATER MANAGEMENT

Telangana has proudly inherited thousands of decentralised water
bodies called Tanks / “Cheruvulu” / Talabs. But, to our utter dismay, most of these Ponds are now silted up due to many reasons including human neglect. So, in order to bring the lost glory back, in 2005 we successfully designed and implemented digging out the accumulated Silt called Tank Desilting and transporting it to the agriculture fields as natural manure on a large-scale. Water Management, mainly through Desilting of the existing Minor Irrigation Tanks.

Eco Friendly Housing
ECO-FRIENDLY HOUSING

In India, annual consumption of construction materials e.g. Cement, Steel, Glass, Burnt bricks, Ceramics, Marble, Paints, etc is more than 2 billion tonnes. Energy expenditure for manufacturing the materials amounts to 20-25% of the total energy demand. Their Production and Transportation also result in emission of Greenhouse gases. Hence, there is an increasing demand for energy-efficient materials.

Precisely, one of the initiatives of FREEDOM is to encourage the industry to adapt to alternative low-energy building materials such as Mud,  Bamboo, stone, lime, and thereby conserve environment. To that end, we have been networking with the organisations concerned and actively promoting the transfer of appropriate technology.

Public-Health
PUBLIC HEALTH

Health is one of the most essential components needed to lead a productive and peaceful human life. In India, Health care services in rural areas are defective while there is an unnecessary duplication elsewhere. As envisaged by Bhore Committee 1946, major thrust on Preventive care at Primary Health Centres would not only fulfil basic health needs of population but also reduce the overall financial burden.

Make a Donation and Join Our Community

All our activities greatly need additional resources. And, your contribution can really make a BIG IMPACT! There are several ways of donating to our cause e.g. money, material, equipment, service, bequest or any other form. Any help is greatly appreciated!

HOW
CAN YOU
HELP ?

BECOME VOLUNTEER

Enthusiastic Individuals who would like to participate in any of our Ongoing Projects /Events/Meetings can as well become a Volunteer. Since it entails field visit/s to one of the work sites, you need to plan in advance and coordinate with our associates.

KEEP SUPPORTING

No great work is achieved in isolation and not everyone can give up their regular responsibilities. But, anyone can support us by keeping in touch, sharing ideas, promoting our work, expressing Solidarity, etc.

Agriculture, the principal occupation of a majority of Indians, is in a grave crisis! Successive Governments have reduced the protection afforded to farmers and exposed them to the volatility of the markets. The burden of this crisis has disproportionately fallen on small farmers and rural wage labourers. On the one hand, we have been striving to rejuvenate the natural resources required for the agriculture like Land, Water. On the other hand, reducing the use of Fertilizers and Pesticides. Toward that end, we have been rejuvenating an age-old practice of Application of fertile Tank Silt on fields on a large-scale. Further, we are encouraging application of Farm yard Manure that is locally available and traditional ways of INTEGRATED Pest Management including Inter-cropping.

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Present FOREST coverage in Nalgonda district is alarmingly low at 6%, which is degraded and way behind the 33% stipulated by the National Forest Policy, 1988. Indiscriminate felling of trees for the so-called needs of ever-increasing population further deteriorated this dismal situation. If we do not realize this, we may soon head for a catastrophe. So, large-scale Plantation is an Urgent task in order to improve rainfall and protect the Environment!

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Dr Ravi- FreedomOrganization -Media Conference - 23 Sep 2012

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FREEDOM

Flame-thrower for Rural Education, Environment and Development Oriented Movement