Articles Archive

Apr 19, 2019

How poor breadwinners hit digital hurdle

Online procedures to avail of government welfare entitlements are big hurdles to unlettered villagers that sometimes lead to delays and loss, often adding to the distress of the rural poor

Apr 17, 2019

Sariska’s herders fear livelihood loss with eviction

Nomadic pastoralists being evicted from Sariska Tiger Reserve to conserve tigers introduced from Ranthambore fear loss of livelihoods, and life in relocation settlements with poor amenities

Apr 15, 2019

Oriya bonded labor languish after being rescued

Migrant workers from western Odisha who are rescued from bondage at destination sites continue to languish in poverty for want of rural employment and rehabilitation support

Apr 12, 2019

Manas villagers benefit from alternate livelihoods

Shifting to non-forest livelihoods has helped landless families around Manas National Park to avoid human-animal conflicts, and earn more without denuding the forests

Apr 10, 2019

Ujjwala and waterwheels: reducing women’s drudgery

Regular supply of cooking gas and easier ways to bring drinking water home would significantly reduce the daily drudgery of women in rural areas

Apr 08, 2019

Hudali keeps khadi cooperative flag flying

The first khadi unit to be established in southern India at Hudali in Karnataka continues as a successful rural artisanal cooperative, supplying a variety of products to industries and urban consumers

Apr 05, 2019

Declining rainfall places farming at risk in Bihar

The economy of Bihar is in jeopardy as the number of no rainfall days due to climate change is showing an increasing trend in a state that depends heavily on rain-fed agriculture