Articles Archive

Jul 29, 2020

Multi-pronged plan would help Northeast create sustainable economy

The Northeast, with its past social instability and lack of livelihood avenues lags in development. The pandemic gives the region an opportunity to develop a new economy

Jul 24, 2020

Women unite to address problems and transform their village

Under an umbrella village organization, members of women self-help groups address common problems in their village, including a stand-off against a mining company

Jul 27, 2020

Nomadic Molesalams peddle traditional medicine despite challenges

Despite a meager income, inability to avail government benefits and their children missing education, the traditional medicine men continue their trade among loyal rural clientele

Jul 22, 2020

Women ensure regular access to drinking water

With the dug well drying up in summer, women who lost time in fetching water and hence wage work, got a bore well drilled to fulfill their water needs

Jul 20, 2020

Amphan deals a severe blow to struggling Sundarbans villagers

With standing crops lost and soil turning saline when seawater came in, the cyclone has aggravated villagers’ malnutrition and food security problems, adding to their lockdown woes

  • Jul 20, 2020
  • South 24 Parganas & North 24 Parganas, West Bengal
Jul 17, 2020

How Nivaje transformed into a model village

With SRI method to boost paddy yield, establishing cooperative dairy to improve livelihood, and installing biogas plants for energy needs, Nivaje has become a sustainable community

Jul 15, 2020

Returned migrants: Despair and coping

Distance to host city, commitment of employer and livelihood opportunity at native village help returned workers decide on post-lockdown migration. Till then they cope with available resources