Livelihoods

August 14, 2020

Farmers cash in on demand for immunity boosters

With no signs of the coronavirus infection abating, moringa farmers in Tamil Nadu use the increasing demand for natural immunity boosters to their advantage, by value addition

August 12, 2020

Losing livelihood, landless families bear the lockdown brunt

Entrepreneurial villagers from landless tribal communities opted for alternate livelihoods. Despite easing of lockdown restrictions, the current challenges are pushing them back to poverty

August 10, 2020

How online education fares in rural Odisha

Inadequate digital infrastructure forces rural children to lose touch with their lessons and take up work. Classroom learning is their only hope of getting educated

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

August 5, 2020

Returned migrants prefer local livelihoods in native region

Villagers who migrated to other states for want of local livelihoods are back and do not wish to migrate again. They seek creation of local earning avenues

August 3, 2020

Supply to institutions helps FPOs sell mangoes during lockdown

The lockdown disrupted the supply of an FPO’s carbide-free mangoes to its market in Ahmedabad. Collective action by Anand’s institutional staff enabled delivery of mangoes directly to consumers

July 31, 2020

With urban patronage, khun weavers hope for better market

Weaving cloths of increased widths that would lend khun fabric to be made into clothes other than saree blouses, khun weavers move beyond rural patronage and into fashion world

July 27, 2020

Nomadic Molesalams peddle traditional medicine despite challenges

Despite a meager income, inability to avail government benefits and their children missing education, the traditional medicine men continue their trade among loyal rural clientele

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 20, 2020

Amphan deals a severe blow to struggling Sundarbans villagers

With standing crops lost and soil turning saline when seawater came in, the cyclone has aggravated villagers’ malnutrition and food security problems, adding to their lockdown woes