Articles Archive

Oct 12, 2018

Solar pumps brighten lives of Kutch’s salt farmers

Agariyas, the traditional saltpan workers in the Little Rann of Kutch, have switched from diesel to ecofriendly solar-powered pumps to lift brine that have boosted their earnings from saved costs

Oct 10, 2018

Chhattisgarh makes headway on tribal rights

Chhattisgarh has taken encouraging steps to recognize and implement rights of forest communities but more effort is required needed at the village level to boost livelihood opportunities for indigenous people

  • Oct 10, 2018
  • Dhamtari & Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh
Oct 08, 2018

Doll makers of Bengal face bleak prospects

The wooden doll makers of Natungram in Burdwan district have traditionally done good business during Durga Puja, but this festive season has brought little cheer to them due to reduced orders

Oct 03, 2018

Gram swaraj in a globalizing world

Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of economically self-sufficient villages is at a distinct variance with the ideas and policies of liberalization, trade and globalization. Is it possible to strike a middle path?

Oct 05, 2018

GI tag boosts demand for Waigaon’s turmeric

Farmers of Waigaon in Maharashtra have received a GI tag for organically grown turmeric that is rich in curcumin, known for its multiple health benefits. The cultivators hope to cash in on the increase in demand

Oct 01, 2018

Soligas in tiger reserve win battle over forest rights

After the jungles they inhabit were declared a wildlife sanctuary, the Soliga tribe in southern Karnataka has made history by winning a legal battle over their traditional rights to forestland and produce

Sep 28, 2018

Mobile labs in rural Odisha promote science-based solutions

With a science-based approach learnt from mobile science labs through the audiovisual medium, tribes in Odisha have adapted simple measures that have helped in reducing their health problems

  • Sep 28, 2018
  • Kalahandi & Kandhamal, Odisha