Livelihoods

December 21, 2020

Social entrepreneur improves rural livelihood opportunities

Quitting a lucrative job and taking up farming, engineer runs a farm-based enterprise, enabling women farmers to become rural entrepreneurs

December 18, 2020

Tribes hope to revive degenerated agriculture through development plan

Development eluded two remote Irula tribal villages in Western Ghats. Through Tribal Sub-Plan being implemented, they hope to revive agriculture that once kept them self-sufficient

December 16, 2020

Educated Dalits and Adivasis turn laborers during lockdown

With hard-earned and loan-funded professional and arts degrees, rural youth who lost their jobs during lockdown have taken up MGNREGS work in Bidar

December 14, 2020

Kadar tribes face repeated displacement for hydel power projects

For more than a century, Kerala’s forest-dwelling tribes have been repeatedly evicted for power projects. Faced with another displacement, the tribes refuse to give up their rights

December 11, 2020

Women weavers start successful eateries after job loss

When weaving became unsustainable, two enterprising women started selling idlis to patients and convalescents. Many women followed their footsteps, developing the area into a popular outsource hub

December 9, 2020

Farmers of Palghar protest against farm laws

In solidarity with protesting farmers in Delhi, men and women farmers of Maharashtra staged road blockades, demanding withdrawal of farm laws, and placed a charter of demands

December 7, 2020

Restoration of ponds leads to revival of agriculture

Despite good rainfall, lack of water retention led to farmers’ migration. Deepening of ponds to store rainwater has stopped migration and helped farmers grow crops across seasons

December 4, 2020

Students help revive traditional metal craft

Students with a passion for social entrepreneurship have helped traditional metal craftsmen to adapt to changing times with new designs, and explore new markets within the country and beyond

December 2, 2020

Women farmers leverage collective power to form producer company

Despite carrying out many farming activities, women lacked recognition. Coming together as a self-help group, they have found confidence to progress and use collective bargaining power to their advantage

November 27, 2020

Women continue to roll beedis despite low wages, health risks

Due to lack of education and alternate sustainable employment avenues, millions of workers, especially women, endure beedi rolling. Familiarity and fear prevent them from switching jobs