Gandhiana is a social movement towards building a society where ecological sustainability and social justice prevail. It is an attempt to link, with modern technological means, the producers and consumers to forge a new production relationship that is equal and lasting.
Gandhiana is an initiative of Tamarind Tree and Nomad with a siginificant inputs from like minded organisations and individuals. We belive that philosophically gandhiana is an evolving process and hope that it would live upto the aspirations and expectations of its users –the people who care.
Gandhiana is not an isolated attempt at building just a virtual community. Tamarind Tree and Nomad for the past several years have been working with real communities on ground in and around Dahanu, a protected tribal district in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. Both organisation believe that advancing technology must be appropriated for facilitating the community building exercise and cementing people to people ties. We want every consumer to see a human face behind every product that is consumed.
At Gandhiana we are concerned about long term sustainability, equal access and environmental impact of our prodction system. We believe that economic condition of producers and health of consumers are directly linked to the way goods are produced, distributed and consumed.