Articles Archive

Jan 16, 2017

Campaign by tribal women groups brings down alcoholism in Attappadi

When women living around Attappadi Reserve Forest found that no development was possible due to chronic alcoholism among the tribal men, they banded together to rid the area of the menace and start a labor bank for employment

Jan 13, 2017

Impure honey eats into small producers’ margins

Independent and small beekeepers are uniting against adulterated and diluted honey sold in the domestic market by companies fighting a price war

Jan 11, 2017

India should gear up for a blue revolution

The productivity of inland fisheries can be boosted massively if governments get out of the way of operations and let fish enterprises grow across India

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