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2nd "Pagdandi" Shodhyatra
Barkherwa, Hardoi, UP, India ( 14tth-18 May 2022)

Pioneer Dom is the partner of second Shodh Yatra "Pagdandi" organized by voluntary organization Rural Call.  Our partner organization Lakshya Udai have joined hands for 2nd "Pagdandi" and will take care all l arrangements. 


Shodh Yatra will start from Barkherwa Village, Hardoi approx 110 km away from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,India and Shodh Yatraris will walk to 7 villages in search of local innovators, traditional knowledge, practices and rural ventures. It will be a 18km long 5 day journey (14th-18th May 2022.). ​

Those who wish to participate in the ShodhYatra, are requested to email: Yatri's can also contact to 

Detail information and guideline will be emailed. 

ShodhYatras are held in rural areas of different geographical locations in India twice a year, with support from the Honey Bee Network and Green Shala. The aim of this Shodh Yatra is to felicitate local grassroots innovators, traditional knowledge-holders, students with innovative ideas and people who have made a significant contribution to society in conserving bio‐diversity, etc. at their door steps and in front of their community. The marching group of shodh yatris consists of scientists, innovators, villagers, students and professors who walk over a period of four to five days, to convey the message of the Honey Bee Network.


Biodiversity and idea competitions are organized among children, while Food Formulation contests are organized among women in some of the villages (particularly with a focus on food formulations in which at least one less known or forgotten plant produce has been used. It is a journey of mutual exchange and sharing of knowledge.


The following activities are undertaken during the Shodh Yatra:

1 - Felicitation of local innovators and traditional knowledge holders 

2 - Scouting and documentation of local traditional knowledge, practices and wisdom.

3 - Scouting local innovators and rural sustainable ventures and documentation. 

4 - Sharing open source information available with Rural Call which may be of use to the local people

5 - Identification of centenarians, enterprising women and children, artisans, rural researchers and people contributing to the preservation of natural resources

6 - Preparing of a register of local knowledge and local plant diversities

7 - Generating awareness about preservation of local species and local biodiversity

8 - Promoting low cost and sustainable agricultural technologies

9 - Registration for the 1st Shodh Yatra at Bhopal is now open. If you wish to join us please contact us.

10 - Organizing traditional food formulation competitions, biodiversity competitions to promote local biodiversity conservation and generating  awareness about the same

11 - Knowing and understanding local issues and problems of villagers by conducting village meetings


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