Livelihoods

July 13, 2020

Women contribute grains to support vulnerable families during lockdown

With no labor work during lockdown, many women in remote villages lacked essentials to feed their family. Fellow women helped them by building a food bank with contributions

July 10, 2020

Resourceful producer companies address farmers’ lockdown challenges

As members struggled to buy farm inputs and sell produce, their FPCs, with special permission, arranged for inputs and sold their produce directly to consumers

July 6, 2020

India Post delivers litchis in Bihar during lockdown

Postal department and horticulture directorate join hands to deliver litchi directly at consumers’ doorstep, helping farmers sell the fruits and get better price during lockdown

July 3, 2020

Making sal leaf plates lifts women out of poverty

With increased awareness about ecofriendly products, women in West Bengal make plates and bowls made of sal leaves, earning an increased and sustained income

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

June 19, 2020

Women bring economic and environmental changes with leaf plates

By making biodegradable tableware from areca leaves that used to be burnt, rural women in Assam help minimize air and plastic pollution, while increasing their household income

June 17, 2020

Lacking access to bamboo, Basor artisans struggle for livelihood

Coordinated efforts are needed to make raw material available for the Basor community, to help sustain their traditional bamboo weaving skills and forest-based livelihood

June 15, 2020

Dongria Kondhs struggle to sell forest produce during lockdown

As the peak harvest season of minor forest produce coincides with the lockdown period, the tribes of Niyamgiri Hills struggle to sustain their forest-based livelihood

June 12, 2020

Scientist ropes in coastal communities for marine conservation

Creating awareness about mangrove and seagrass ecosystems among coastal communities, and facilitating additional income for them, a marine scientist involves them in conservation

June 8, 2020

Odisha government needs to intervene to mitigate migrant distress

For Odisha that is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, government needs to develop multiple strategies to ensure economic resilience of migrant households against unforeseen shocks