[2007 - Present]
Various Projects Undertaken by APPL
Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a killer disease. Japanese encephalitis (JE) remains the most important cause of Acute Viral Encephalitis (AES).
It is prevalent throughout the world, especially in the Indian sub-continent and South East Asia, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan. It continues to spread to hitherto unaffected regions like Indonesia, Pakistan and Australia. Approximately 60% of the world population inhabits JE endemic areas.
In India, it is widely spread in most major states like Uttar Pradesh (UP), Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala. It came to Purvanchal, i.e., the eastern rice belt of UP, touching the Nepal and Bihar borders, in 1975.
In the past decade, the Government of India has pumped a good sum of money. Specifically, it sanctioned about Rs.4000 crores (approx. USD 650 million at current rate) of which only 400 crores (10%) was actually spent. Still, the death toll never came down and 5954 deaths were reported in this period from the hospital alone, making the toll average about 600 deaths each year.
Health Camps | GMO
APPL has been organizing health camps for the needy and underprivileged people from the society, who are not even aware about the importance of health and hygiene. APPL is thankful to all the doctors and supporting staff for contributing their time and efforts to make it a successful event.
Public awareness in India about genetically modified seed and crops, in general, is poor. There is no labeling in stores on genetically engineered food materials. Consumers are, therefore, totally in the dark on what they are eating and what are their effects on health.
APPL has organized workshops on Genetically Modified seeds and crops and its implications on our agriculture and food situations and especially the over all impact on the farming community in India.
Corruption is a burning issue in India. People face a lot of corruption in their daily life. APPL pledged, not to support any activity that encourages corruption in India. It was also part of many anti-corruption rallies in India.