Articles Archive

Articles Archive

Feb 22, 2017

Women forced to bathe in the open in Odisha villages

A village-level analysis of availability of bathrooms in Odisha shows that not enough attention is paid to the clear and urgent need for secluded bathing spaces for women in rural areas

Feb 20, 2017

Majra in the Aravallis sets cleanliness standards in Rajasthan

Not content with just building toilets, the village in Neemrana block of Alwar district has started implementing a solid and liquid waste management plan that includes segregation of trash at source

Feb 17, 2017

A king-sized guava that keeps farmers smiling

The VNR-Bihi variety of guava, which often weighs more than half a kilo and has a long shelf life, is being adopted by farmers across the country in large numbers as it fetches handsome returns

Feb 15, 2017

Rural men must realize women need secluded bathing spaces

Women taking a bath in the open is a common enough sight in the countryside, which needs to change. For that to happen, it is important to change the mindset of men and their insensitivity towards the issue

Feb 13, 2017

Organic farming fetches higher returns for Puducherry farmers

Farmers in Sorapattu village have reduced the costs of farming inputs by curbing use of chemical fertilizers and embracing integrated pest management, which has resulted in higher incomes for them

Feb 10, 2017

Tablet girls of Jharkhand storm digital bastion

Trained and equipped by the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, bookkeepers of women’s self-help groups in villages are using computer tablets to maintain loan records

Feb 08, 2017

Opportunity cost of personal hygiene too high for rural women

Women in India’s villages still have to pay a high cost in terms of mental and physical pain and financial loss because they are often compelled to neglect personal hygiene by bathing hurriedly in the open