Marag started the Maldhari Helpline to provide guidance and solution to the queries related to livelihood of the Maldharis. This Helpline was initiated in three district of Gujarat: Kutch, Patan and Surendranagar where Maldhari population is very high. Currently, Maldharis from all districts of Gujarat make use of
This is a very inspiring case study for all the pastoralists across the globe that has victims of range land encroachment. It shows the collective strength of the pastoralist to reclaim their range land.
Maldhari (Pastoralist) couple making butter out of sheep milk
Women have always played an active role in all pastoral activities. MARAG, a local NGO/network has helped establish pastoral Maldhari women’s groups in different regions to take up local issues and act as pressure groups advocating for women’s rights amongst local government and other stakeholders.