September 25, 2020

How interactive audio helped migrants during lockdown

An existing interactive voice response system was refashioned, enabling migrant workers in destination cities get messages regarding their circumstances across, subsequently facilitating their return

September 14, 2020

Adivasi communities restore common wells during lockdown

When repeated requests for better access to drinking water failed, members of a women’s collective convinced returned migrant youth to restructure community wells during lockdown

September 9, 2020

Lack of livelihood pushes returned migrants back to cities

Lakhs of rural Rajasthan migrants returned easily during lockdown since they worked in neighboring Gujarat. However, with no local employment avenues, the urban exodus would start again

September 2, 2020

Of cockroaches and digital health records

While digital health policy and proposed digitization of health records look good on paper, for it to be effective, basic rural health care services should function

August 28, 2020

Bank sakhis help villagers get lockdown financial relief

In villages that lack banking facilities, banking correspondents carry out related work as banks’ representatives. They have been instrumental in beneficiaries receiving their lockdown welfare support

August 19, 2020

Specialized agency rescues children, facilitates legal adoption

In a government – civil society partnership, approved agency rescues abandoned and illegally adopted children, and takes cares of them till their legal adoption comes through

August 8, 2020

Returned migrants: A pause or the end of a dream?

Lockdown has forced migrant workers to return home. Left with no cash savings and duped of overdue wages, their future seems uncertain more than ever

July 29, 2020

Multi-pronged plan would help Northeast create sustainable economy

The Northeast, with its past social instability and lack of livelihood avenues lags in development. The pandemic gives the region an opportunity to develop a new economy

July 24, 2020

Women unite to address problems and transform their village

Under an umbrella village organization, members of women self-help groups address common problems in their village, including a stand-off against a mining company

July 1, 2020

MGNREGS curbs distress migration, provides employment during lockdown

With agriculture turning unsustainable, villagers migrated to nearby towns for work. Community planning leading to sanctioned MGNREGS works has ensured local livelihood and has stemmed migration