Organic Link – Gateway for Healthy Living

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Organic Link is a nature friendly outlet marketing organic and indigenous products which are eco-friendly, safe and healthy. Organic Link has been initiated with a vision to promote healthy food consumption and an organic lifestyle while empowering the small and marginal organic farmers.

Organic Link is a programme of Institute for Integrated Rural Development(IIRD), a rural development organization in Aurangabad with a primary goal of facilitating sustainable development leading to environmental enrichment and gender justice. IIRD focuses on promoting sustainable organic agriculture systems as it strongly believes that environmental enrichment is intertwined with overcoming oppression and poverty in society.

Organic Link has under its operation through IIRD, over 1500 small farmers in Paithan Taluka with more than 5000 acres of organic farm land growing seasonal organic food crops and fruits and vegetables. Organic Link also has a network of organic partners all over India in its efforts to make available a wide range of products to the consumers at an available price.

Our Organic Guarantee

Organic guarantee of the food produced is ensured by a participatory guarantee system facilitated and monitored by IIRD which is a system comprising of voluntary organic standards, community inspection and certification.

Our Organic Products

  • Cereals
  • Pulses
  • Flours and Rawa
  • Spices & Condiments
  • Honey & Jaggery
  • Papads, Pickles & Masalas
  • Organic Farm Inputs – Compost, Indigenous seed
  • Dairy Products
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Herbal Products
  • Vegetables & Fruits

 We also Organize

  • Consumer education and awareness programmes
  • Consumer-Producer meets
  • Weekly Organic bazaars for farm fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Home delivery for registered organic consumers
  • Organic information and technical guidance on organic production
  • Eco-friendly activities like eco-visits to organic farms, eco-fairs and organic food festivals

You can

  • Register with us as an organic consumer
  • Support the local small organic farmer – visit the weekly organic bazaar for farm fresh vegetables
  • Help organize consumer workshops in your area
  • Be an organic ambassador – spread the information around/bring your friend
  • Don’t use/advocate chemical fertizers or pesticides
  • Participate in the organic farm visits to get to know the organic farmer and to learn about organic farming
  • Learn more about organic living

 Our Location

Organic Link

8, Kailash Market

Padampura

Aurangabad – 431005

Maharashtra

Tel : 91-240-3293618

Join the Organic Movement! Help ensure a sustainable future!

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Do women always fetch water for the household?

Is it only women's task to get water for the household?

During one of our exposure visits, we passed by a village where there were a bunch of guys fetching water for the household. One among our group was excited and remarked ‘Wow! This is the first place in Maharashtra where I see guys getting water and I have been living in Maharashtra since so many years’. And I (the only lady in the group) made a quick remark ‘The pump must be automatic’. Guess what, it was a solar powered water pump.
Meetings in the villages for Water Management Project revealed that many women spend 2 – 3 hours a day in fetching water to the household – the time spent is much more in some other villages.

Republic Day celebrations

Republic Day celebrations

Some memorable moments from the IIRD Republic day celebrations.

IIRD’s Organic Farmer Pledge

Organic Farmer’s Pledge

India is my country.

All Indians are my brothers and sisters.

I love my land and

all men and women have equal rights on the land.

I am proud of the diverse culture and

diverse traditional seeds of my country

                       and I pledge to preserve them.                      

I will conserve all animals, birds, plants, trees,

microorganisms and indigenous seeds

of my farm and surrounding areas.

I will also conserve water and all life in it.

I undertake to keep alive my land by using

traditional seeds and organic inputs.

I will not use harmful chemical fertilizers, pesticides,

insecticides and GMO seeds.

I will propagate my seeds through natural and traditional methods.

I promise to ensure organic integrity and to

live in harmony with all citizens.

In their welfare and development lies my happiness.

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A Tribute to the founder

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In memory of the late founder Dr. Alexander Daniel, who passed away on December 21st 2005, Memorial day is celebrated every year on the same day. The ceremony started with a prayer in the PEACE garden, the place of his final rest in the IIRD Bidkin campus. IIRD staff and field workers offered flowers to the founder after which the group assembled in the conference hall. The function started with his favorite song sung by some of our field workers. The senior staff shared some of their experiences working with the founder and his pioneer vision on the saving scheme of women in the villages and women empowerment. Field workers spoke about how they brought out the leadership qualities in them and they recollected how Mahagreen got registration approved immediately after his name was prefixed to the producer company. Pastor Benjamin(Benjamin Uncle as everyone calls him) shared the founder’s idea of ‘Plant Orphanage’ and a senior citizen group called ‘Autumn leaves’. IIRD team will work on reconstruct the plant orphanage that was destroyed by the drought in the last 3 years. The quarterly newsletter for this quarter was released during the event.

After the gathering, blankets were distributed to the elderly from the Jeevan Aadhar Program.

Through a new joinee’s eyes, the event made such an impact that I wished I joined IIRD when he was around!

IIRD Christmas Celebrations

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On the 14th of December, IIRD staff celebrated christmas with a snack party  and playing some christmas carol songs. Staff shared the significance of Christmas celebrations and the life story of Jesus Christ. There was also a quiz on Christmas which added some fun to the celebration.

Water Management Exposure Visit

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IIRD staff and panisevika visited DHAN foundation in Madurai to learn the Water Management/Conservation practices  promoted by the Organization. The training consisted of class room sessions  followed by field visits to the villages where DHAN foundation implemented water management. Record keeping and accounting of the different federations were also studied during the visit. This training will lay the foundation for the water management/conservation work in the 17 villages of Marathwada during the next 3 years.

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