Features

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

June 18, 2021

How coronavirus is changing life in the village

From silent play grounds to schools becoming quarantine centers, COVID-19 has upended village life. For the farmer who feeds the nation, receiving pandemic ration is the most unwelcome change

June 16, 2021

When hazards overlap – flood preparedness during pandemic

Planning and preparedness for floods during the pandemic should be tailor-made for regions, as the impact would be different across flood typologies

June 14, 2021

Mandatory registering on Co-WIN hampers universal vaccination

Erratic mobile connectivity, digital illiteracy and lack of devices to access the portal have made inclusivity in vaccination impossible in remote villages of Odisha

June 11, 2021

Nutritious meals ensure food security of marginalized during lockdown

Distribution of cooked meals sustain vulnerable tribes, the differently-abled and other needy people who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs

June 9, 2021

Bihar floods and COVID-19 – Is there a connection?

As available data point to a probable connection between floods and a higher incidence of positive coronavirus cases, the overlap needs to be considered in planning for 2021 monsoon

June 7, 2021

Why we need a gender-sensitive pandemic management

Mitigatory measures need to recognize the fact that infected women and women caregivers get a differential treatment in villages due to discriminatory and insensitive perspectives

June 4, 2021

Forest-dependent tribes lose income to forest fires

Unable to collect mahua flowers and other forest produce because of fires in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, tribal communities already impacted by the pandemic have lost their livelihood

June 2, 2021

Community seed banks help conserve climate-resilient crops

Combining community knowledge and scientific ways, farmers conserve stress-tolerant landraces in their fields, and distribute the seeds to other farmers through community seed banks

May 31, 2021

Empowered women dairy farmers create ripple effect

With the development of dairy cooperatives, some exclusively for women, dairy farming which supplemented agricultural income has led to full-fledged businesses and successful women micro-entrepreneurs