Articles Archive

Aug 26, 2019

Kerala volunteers improve life of mental health patients

A volunteer-driven community initiative offers professional diagnosis and free mental health treatment to patients from marginalized sections in rural Kerala, and helps them to return to normalcy

Aug 23, 2019

Bengal’s weavers revive muslin, spin success

The revival of muslin, a fine cotton cloth famous for centuries, has infused financial stability into the lives of traditional spinners and weavers of West Bengal who were struggling for survival earlier

Aug 21, 2019

More attention needed on community mobilizers

Rural development programs often take community mobilization for granted, and those who dedicate themselves to this difficult task are ignored or neglected. This needs to change

Aug 19, 2019

Cooking in iron kadhais combats anemia in Jharkhand

A women's collective movement of cooking in iron kadhais that helps in reducing the incidence of anemia in rural women is gathering pace in many parts of Jharkhand

Aug 16, 2019

Recurrent floods traumatize people in rural Kerala

Even as Kerala reels under yet another flood due to extreme rainfall, people in the tiny village of Upputhode in the Western Ghats are still traumatized from the loss they suffered in last year’s deluge

Aug 14, 2019

Farmers across India revive folk rice varieties

Cultivation of traditional rice varieties is becoming popular in Chhattisgarh, after a campaign to popularize indigenous paddy strains spreads from Kerala to Himachal Pradesh to West Bengal

Aug 12, 2019

Coastal communities in Tamil Nadu prepare for disasters

Fishing communities living on the Bay of Bengal coast in Tamil Nadu, who are vulnerable to extreme weather events, are being trained by the Tamil Nadu government to prepare for disasters