Welcome to Sustainable Livelihood Institute

The Sustainable Livelihood Institute is a unique initiative by the Government of Tamil Nadu- It is the only Institute of its kind in all of South Asia offering Sustainable Livelihood Capacity Building solutions. The Institute conceptualizes, designs, organizes and delivers programmes for skill, knowledge and perspective building on sustainable livelihoods to the officials of the Rural Development Department as well as leaders of the Rural Communities. It has been developed to deliver successful, equitable and environment friendly livelihood solutions for the state of Tamil nadu.    Read more...

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  • Greetings from Sustainable Livelihood Institute (SLI)

    Greetings from Sustainable Livelihood Institute (SLI), Auroville. Three years is a short time in the life of a knowledge institution, but, could be a very long time in a given context. Livelihoods in rural Tamilnadu has been deeply challenged in the last decade and half due to several phenomena, viz., the global economy and Indian …More

  • Unlearning the heart way: an interaction with Manish Jain, founder Shikshantar Andolan & Swaraj University

    “I was kidnapped by my parents at the age of 3 and went off to the USA”, thus started the journey of Manish Jain, the founder of Swaraj University, an unique venture that emphasizes on the unlearning by people from the current industrial consumerist way of thinking and working. A journey that would see the …More

  • Follow up Visit Coimbatore

    As part of our training programme, we, SLI, periodically visited districts to study the impact of our programme and also understand the training requirement of the community from the particular district. On 4th Oct’17, a three member team comprise of Mr. Lakshminarayanan, Liaison Officer, SLI, Mr. Raja Ganesh, Programme Coordinator and Mr. Ramkumar, Logistics Support …More

  • Christmas tree setup and celebration

    On Wednesday, 20th of December, the SLI team celebrated its first Christmas party. The story begins with an intern who asked innocently whether he could set up a Christmas tree at the office and became the organize of an impromptu Christmas celebration. A few days and some shopping tours later a little artificial tree was …More

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  • Deepika Receiving the Nari Puraskar..

    Deepika Receiving the Nari Puraskar..

    Deepika our faculty aDeepika, one of the best seed savers in the country, and based out of the Pebble Garden - Biodiversity, Reafforestation, Sustainable Horticulture in Auroville receiving the Nari Puraskar from His Excellency President of India on 8th March 2018 (women award on the International Women's Day). Organic farmers, seed savers and real tradition saviours are not often recognised or honoured. This is an acknowledgement of one of the most painstaking and thankless works of saving seeds and thereby life and hope for the future generations. The honour stands honoured.
    SLI is proud to have had Deepika as one of our faculty and great inspiration since the beginning. Cheers and strength to this spirit and perseverance great inspiration since the beginning. Cheers and strength to this spirit and perseverance.

  • India Bio diversity Award 2018

    India Bio diversity Award 2018

    SLI is happy to share and congratulate that one of our key faculty Mrs. Parvathi Nagarajan has received prestigious India Bio diversity Award 2018 for Sustainable use of biological resources, the award honored by Governor of Telungana state , Ministry of Environment and Forest and National Bio diversity Authority.

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