Ajit Kanitkar
Ajit Kanitkar is a Consultant for Tata Education and Development Trust and a Member of the research team at Centre for Development and Research in Pune. Prior to this, he was Program Officer at Ford Foundation, India office, and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, both in New Delhi. He taught at Institute of Rural Management, Anand, during 1992-1995.
March 20, 2020

How Jharkhand’s tribal farmers increase farm-based income

Farmers in central Indian tribal belt have adopted various farm-based livelihoods successfully, through Lakhpati Kisan, a program that helps boost their income in a sustainable manner

March 16, 2020

अविकसित क्षेत्रों के विकास की बाधा – कुशल पेशेवरों का अभाव!

भारत के बेहद अविकसित मध्य और पूर्वी पहाड़ी आदिवासी क्षेत्रों में सेवाएँ प्रदान करने वाले अध्यापक और स्वास्थ्य-कर्मियों जैसे जमीनी-स्तर के कुशल पेशेवर बहुत कम हैं। यह एक ऐसी समस्या है, जिसका कोई आसान समाधान भी नहीं है।

March 11, 2020
Women who had conserved and preserved indigenous seed varieties brought the same to the festival that encouraged them to revive agricultural biodiversity (Photo by Rakhi Ghosh)

Seed festivals put spotlight on conservation of indigenous seeds

As we commemorate International Women’s Week, in remote villages of Odisha, women farmers, traditional custodians of seeds, are conserving indigenous seeds, reviving soil health and nutritional biodiversity

February 28, 2020

Difficult circumstances force Odisha’s tribes to ignore illnesses

Faced with recurring problems of poverty and famine, tribal people in underdeveloped Kalahandi district avoid seeking treatment for sicknesses, allowing nature take its course