Livelihoods

February 17, 2020

भूमि आवंटन एकल महिलाओं को गरिमा के साथ जीने में सहायक है

ओडिशा सरकार द्वारा भूमि का मुफ्त आवंटन और केंद्र सरकार की आवास निधि ने ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों की एकल महिलाओं को अपने लिए घर बनाने की क्षमता प्रदान की है।

February 7, 2020

Nand Gawalis struggle to sustain pastoralist lifestyle

Traditional pastoral communities find upkeep of indigenous cattle and migratory lifestyle unsustainable because of shrinking common grazing lands, restricted access to forests and water shortage

January 13, 2020

Land rights on pastures empower deprived communities

Giving land rights to landless and nomadic people in Maharashtra on degraded pastures have provided these marginalized communities with a reasonable livelihood

January 10, 2020

Artisans sustain art of Dashavatar cards in new avatar

January 1, 2020

Coastal farmers harvest riches with hardy vetiver

Farmers in India’s east coast, which is vulnerable to cyclones and floods, have found commercial success by growing vetiver, a perennial grass also known as khus that has a variety of uses

December 27, 2019
The elderly in villages, like Sakharam Dhendle and Pandurang Dhendle in Ghasir, have severe mobility restrictions and spend substantial amounts on medicine (Photo by Abhijeet Jadhav)

Healthcare of elderly suffers with youth migration

With little livelihood opportunities in villages, the youth in rural Maharashtra migrate to cities, leading to delayed healthcare of elderly dependents and increased medical expenses

December 25, 2019
Women farmers who grow flowers harvest them for three months, increasing their household income (Photo by Manish Kumar Shukla)

Flowers bring women sweet scent of success

Struggling to make a living from subsistence farming, women farmers in southern Rajasthan have succeeded in breaking the cycle of poverty and doubling household incomes by cultivating marigold and roses

December 20, 2019
With demand for Kuruba blankets, and demand for animal manure declining, Kuruba shepherds find it difficult to sustain a pastoral livelihood (Photo by Prabir Mitra)

Kuruba shepherds struggle to retain traditional lifestyle

As demand for sheep wool blankets decline, Kuruba shepherds of Karnataka have started rearing their sheep for meat and milk. They have also taken to farming to boost incomes

December 18, 2019

Tharuvaikulam boatwrights adapt to changing trends

With the demand for fiber-reinforced plastic boats increasing after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, wooden boat builders of Tharuvaikulam in Tamil Nadu adapt to growing needs of the marine fishing sector

December 16, 2019

Local livelihoods curb exploitative labor trafficking

To stop poor villagers from becoming bonded migrant labor, the Odisha government needs to strengthen latest steps to cut out middlemen and boost the rural jobs guarantee program with higher wages