From the start of our work we decide to concentrate on Saurashtra region of Gujarat state. Saurashtra is mainly coastal region and semi-arid to arid zone with fragile eco-system. Saurashtra region has the longest coastline in the state almost 500 kms. Main occupation of the people of this area farming, cattle breeding and fishing.
Major problems of this area are salinity ingress, recurring droughts, and degradation of natural resources. Major migration had taken place from coastal region due to salinity ingress. Ground water level had going down drastically, grass lands were disappearing; all these things had made lives of millions of people miserable. In some part of this region mining and industries were causing great concern for environment. Main activities of PVK have been: