Experiences

August 9, 2021

Committed efforts will create progressive villages

By working together with zeal, development organizations and governments can overcome inherent challenges in rural India and bring about a positive change

August 6, 2021

Ration sustains marginalized households through lockdown

Relief package of dry rations alleviated the hunger and food insecurity of informal wage workers who had lost their livelihood during the pandemic

August 4, 2021

Rural job guarantee program sequesters tons of carbon

MGNREGS, the anti-poverty scheme has ensured food security to millions, especially during the pandemic. The natural asset created through the scheme helps in carbon capture

August 2, 2021

Kashmir’s plum no longer a plum crop for farmers

With increasing production costs and constant selling price over the years, farmers find growing plums economically unviable. They hope to explore new markets for better returns

July 30, 2021

Women sustain traditional wisdom of conserving indigenous seeds

Understanding the close link between crop diversity and resilience, women farmers in Mandla ensure that the conservation practice of climate-resilient traditional seeds continues

July 28, 2021

Extreme weather events destroy Himachal’s apple orchards

Unseasonal rains, snow fall and hailstorms have damaged lakhs of apple trees, ruining Shimla’s famed fruits. This has dented the orchardists’ income and government’s revenue

July 21, 2021

Ostriches or supplicants? Missing home insurance in rural India

Disasters destroy houses. Despite living in disaster-prone areas, people do not opt for home insurance. They prefer to take the disaster relief offered by the government

July 16, 2021

Conservation of bio-resources improves farmer’s livelihood

Revival of non-forest timber produce species that are rare and have market value, and the species’ mass multiplication ensures conservation while enhancing farm income

July 9, 2021

Tribal women seize opportunities, turn micro entrepreneurs

With the right support, women in Khunti have overcome challenges and emerged as entrepreneurs. Each woman’s micro business has been her family’s financial mainstay during the pandemic

July 2, 2021

Kashmir’s cherry farmers face the impact of pandemic

Tangmarg’s cherry farmers, who find selling directly to tourists more lucrative, are in a fix as the popular tourist spots have been closed because of the pandemic