Prespectives

May 20, 2020

Multiple post-pandemic measures will stabilize farm economy

Farm sector faces challenges of workforce shortage and disrupted supply chain. Multiple measures by government can stabilize farm economy and sustain everyone in food production

May 18, 2020

Lockdown break will undo remote tribal students’ learning

First generation learners in remote villages lack online and community resources to learn at home during lockdown, as mandated by government. They will need to relearn, to make up for lost time

May 13, 2020

Multi-pronged approach will reboot flagging rural economy

Enhancing the resilience of rural production system through multiple measures, besides soil and water conservation initiatives would help the rural populace find a firm footing

May 6, 2020

Disrupted supply chains need to be mended to revive rural economy

Infusion of working capital at some levels of the supply chain and easing of transportation regulations would put ruptured supply chains back on track and reboot rural economy

May 4, 2020

Misconceptions about COVID-19 result in poultry value chain erosion – II

The poultry value chain suffered a macro tragedy due to rumors linking the pandemic and chicken consumption. Compensation to women poultry farmers, infusion of capital and logistics permission can restore the sector

April 27, 2020

Social capital enables tomato farmers to sell produce during lockdown

A federation of farmer producer companies has coordinated with a few organizations, helping farmers sell their produce at reasonable rates, by supplying vegetables to consumers through multiple channels

April 24, 2020

Lockdown adds to distress of forest tribes facing development challenges

For Adivasis in Panna Tiger Reserve, lockdown and ensuing lack of financial resources add to the persisting multiple challenges, as they struggle to sustain themselves

April 22, 2020

Health workers offer rural tele-counseling to contain COVID-19 myths

With lack of access to authentic information, myths and fears proliferate. Health workers counsel communities over phone, addressing their anxieties about the disease and the returned migrants

April 15, 2020

Farmer producer company bridges consumers and farmers during lockdown

With no transportation, farmers had unsold produce and consumers had no vegetables. With special permission and a mobile app for placing orders, an innovative FPC has fulfilled both needs

April 13, 2020

How COVID-19 would impact rural India and its economy

With no urban economic activities because of the lockdown, migrants who have returned to native villages and rural workers will feel the pinch in the coming months