Strengthening Community Institutions for Sustainable Livelihoods

Understanding the unparalleled service offered by pollinators in Nature

TNREGS land development meeting in Marikadu

Rammed Earth Construction

Sustainable rammed earth campus

Exploring different dimensions of our interactions with Wildlife and Nature

Community Wellness Programme

eystone has been working in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR) over the last 21 years (since 1993) with indigenous communities on eco-development initiatives. During the last couple of years, seven thematic areas have taken form, derived from the original idea of a holistic approach to the issues of livelihoods, conservation & enterprise. These areLivelihoodConservationOrganic Market DevelopmentCulture & PeopleEnvironmental GovernanceTraining & Information and Finance & Administration.


  • Skill training conducted in Pattarai


      15 days carpentry training was conducted in the month of September.  Six Tribal youth underwent this intensive carpentry training. The curriculum included types of wood, different usages in construction, furniture fabrication and various types of carpentry tools with appropriate usage. Under the construction training, the trainees were practically involved in measurements, types of joints, fabrication ...

  • NFLC begins soon


    It was indeed wonderful to meet up with the NFLC class of 2015 and they seemed as excited to meet us too. Inspite of their busy busy lives on campus each of them took time to be part of several meetings that were being organised as part of our visit to Cornell. Meeting the new ...

  • Barefoot ecology training


    A team of 10 persons living in and around the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve have been selected and are undergoing training to become Barefoot Ecologists. This initiative is being jointly done with the Tamil Nadu Forest Department of the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve. The team has started to collect information about their forests. This information is shared ...

  • First stakeholder workshop on sanitation in urban areas of Tamil Nadu


    In addition to the Government of Tamil Nadu’s own investment in Urban sanitation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF ) is supporting to achieve the sanitation mission of Tamil Nadu, by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department (MAWS). The official launch of the “Tamil Urban Sanitation ...

  • Aadhimalai Share Certificate Distribution Program


    The Aadhimalai Pazhangudiniyar Producer Company Limited (AAPCL) which formed in the year 2014 has over 1600 producers across various indigenous communities in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve as members. The Producer Company had its share distribution programme on 01.10.2015 at the Flood Relief Centre at Kotagiri. The guests of honour for the event were Mr. S.Krishnan, ...

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Keystone Centre, PB 35
Groves Hill RoadKotagiri 643 217
Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu India

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