Articles Archive

Jan 24, 2020

Lack of basic amenities adversely affect tribal women’s health

Limited livelihood options forcing tribal men to migrate, women bear household responsibilities. Fetching water and firewood, besides farm work being arduous in the hilly terrains, women endure health challenges

Jan 22, 2020

How some FPC balloons can become durable high flyers – I

The success of farmer producer companies floated across the country, would depend on the company’s relationship with its members and delivering on promises made during the launch

Jan 20, 2020

Community sows seeds of conservation, saves rare endemic trees

A species recovery program implemented in a degraded sacred grove that the local community sought to restore has resulted in conservation of endemic and threatened species of trees

Jan 17, 2020

Regressive cultural practices lead to skewed sex ratio

Preference for boys disturbs expectant mothers during the very fertility rituals that are meant to bless them, affecting their psyche, besides resulting in low sex ratio and inferior status of women

Jan 15, 2020

Land allotment helps single women live with dignity

The Odisha government’s free allocation of land, combined with the central government’s housing funds, have enabled single women in rural areas to build houses for themselves

Jan 13, 2020

Land rights on pastures empower deprived communities

Giving land rights to landless and nomadic people in Maharashtra on degraded pastures have provided these marginalized communities with a reasonable livelihood

Jan 10, 2020

Artisans sustain art of Dashavatar cards in new avatar

Although modern entertainment has pushed the Dashavatar card game to the margins, the Fouzdar family in Bishnupur has adapted to ensure sustenance of the art practiced since Emperor Akbar’s time