Nidhi Jamwal
Nidhi Jamwal is a Mumbai-based journalist. She tweets @JamwalNidhi.
July 21, 2017
Marathwada farmers are fighting against all odds in the current kharif season. (Photo by Nidhi Jamwal)

Farmers in Maharashtra fear loss of kharif harvest, blame Met department

Farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra are expecting a decline in crop yield during the autumn harvest and are holding the India Meteorological Department responsible for incorrect forecasting

July 19, 2017
A village shopkeeper in Himachal Pradesh. (Photo by Michael Foley)

Village entrepreneurship as a key to rural growth

The active promotion of enterprises in rural India is a possible way to further growth in the countryside and there’s need to examine their possibilities and limitations in order to tackle the problem of burgeoning unemployment

July 17, 2017
Farmer Dinesh Kumar of Machhahi village in Bihar has been promoting the use the curd mixture. (Photo by Mohd Imran Khan)

Grassroots innovation using curd reduces farming costs in Bihar

A curd mixture using copper has become popular in many parts of northern Bihar despite a lack of scientific validation because it has cut the cost of cultivation while increasing productivity for many small and marginal farmers

July 12, 2017
Farmers of Nalapad harvest groundnut from their multi-crop field. (Photo by Basudev Mahapatra)

Tribal women of Sundargarh make organic farming a life-changing economic activity

Tribal communities in Sundargarh district of Odisha have revived the traditional practice of growing food without the help of chemical fertilizers and made it viable economically by making pragmatic changes