Articles Archive

Oct 17, 2016

Solapur’s example holds key to chronically water-stressed Marathwada

The patchy soil and water conservation efforts of the Maharashtra government seem to have learnt nothing from Solapur's example

Oct 14, 2016

Is rural India headed for a demographic disaster?

An army of sickly and poorly educated children growing up in villages will continue to drag down the country as adults unless the nation’s nutrition and education delivery systems are made more efficient

Oct 12, 2016

Women in villages pay a heavy price for working away from home

The knotty issues around rural women’s migration for employment that often stigmatise and disempower them in their communities have to be urgently addressed for a gender-inclusive economic growth

Oct 10, 2016

Kuthambakkam charts a course to prosperity through community action

Kuthambakkam village in Tamil Nadu has overcome caste hostility and poverty to emerge as a national model of participatory governance that has boosted the village economy

Oct 07, 2016

There’s a mismatch between aspirations and reality in rural India

Opportunities to a better life have not kept pace with the rising aspirations of the rural youth that are a natural corollary of high economic growth, which raise spectres of frustration and social friction in our society

Oct 05, 2016

Girls in Palghar are breaking entrenched stereotypes to continue their education

A walk of 7 km everyday across hilly terrain and fast streams, no food for the entire day, the additional burden of household chores — a few girls in the Western Ghats are fighting all odds to complete their education

Oct 02, 2016

Learning from Mahatma Gandhi’s insights on economic democracy

Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas on gram swaraj and his thoughts on economic democracy through creative localisation could well be the new launch pad to create a more vibrant model of sustainable development of rural society and economy