Articles Archive

Jan 09, 2017

Communities in Andhra Pradesh find success in inland fisheries

Minimal interventions in Andhra Pradesh districts such as Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, and Anantapur show that it is possible to boost the productivity of inland fisheries without too much effort

Jan 06, 2017

Chronic water scarcity has turned Kulappadi’s toilets into goat sheds

Rapid deforestation and soil erosion in Attapadi Forest Reserve has led to a crippling water shortage in Kerela’s only tribal block and the Irula forest tribe has suffered the most

Jan 04, 2017

Setting up a model for government primary schools

A government school in Kardelwadi village in Pune district taught by a husband and wife duo has established a benchmark for primary education in Savitribai Phule’s Maharashtra

Jan 02, 2017

Drummer girls of Bengal step up with a new beat

Despite long neglect, the dhak might be getting a new lease of life as women have stormed a male bastion and have taken up playing Bengal’s traditional big drum

Dec 30, 2016

Rural women in Samastipur welcome liquor ban in Bihar

Supported wholeheartedly by women in Samastipur district, the prohibition of alcohol in Bihar has freed up resources that can now be leveraged to bring about significant social transformation

Dec 28, 2016

It’s much better to dig than to build for water

Learning from some exemplary instances in drought-prone Marathwada, it makes sense for government programs to dig tanks and deepen streams for water sufficiency instead of building expensive structures

Dec 26, 2016

Kerala fights drought with recharged wells

For a region that does not want for water, Kerala is extending a rainwater harvesting programme in the central district of Thrissur to all parts of the state following the recent droughts