Livelihoods

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

July 17, 2020

How Nivaje transformed into a model village

With SRI method to boost paddy yield, establishing cooperative dairy to improve livelihood, and installing biogas plants for energy needs, Nivaje has become a sustainable community

July 15, 2020

Returned migrants: Despair and coping

Distance to host city, commitment of employer and livelihood opportunity at native village help returned workers decide on post-lockdown migration. Till then they cope with available resources

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