Livelihoods

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

June 5, 2020

Will uru tourism revive prospects of Kerala’s wooden dhows

Handcrafting of wooden dhows is on a decline, as the ancient cargo vessels have become redundant. Government plans to include dhows in tourism to revive the craft

June 3, 2020

Stranded Chakmas in Tiruppur fear bleak prospects

With knitwear industry grinding to a halt, Chakma tribes who had migrated to Tamil Nadu from northeastern states to avoid poverty, find themselves in the same challenging situation

June 1, 2020

Cyclone Amphan leaves trail of destruction in Sundarbans

Already in distress due to lockdown, horticulture farmers of Sundarbans suffer saltwater intrusion and loss of trees to Cyclone Amphan, while tiger widows lose livelihoods and homes

May 25, 2020

Farmer producer company successfully implements farm-to-home model during lockdown

Connecting farmers who had surplus produce and consumers who lacked access to vegetables and fruits, a farmer producer company in Karnataka bridges the gap, benefitting both

May 22, 2020

Volunteers in Odisha ensure stranded migrants do not go hungry

Social service personnel working on migration issues network with philanthropists, administrators and volunteers to ensure stranded Odia migrants and other state migrants in Odisha are fed