March 26, 2020

Urgent government intervention needed for migrants in transit

With the countrywide lockdown to arrest spread of COVID-19, migrant workers who started returning home from destination sites are caught in borders with scant amenities. Government needs to intervene to ensure safe passage

March 25, 2020

Women paralegals help settle disputes at community level

Members of self-help groups, trained in legal aspects, ensure that villagers, especially women, get their entitled rights without resorting to money and time-consuming legal route

March 2, 2020

पैसा एवं पुरूषत्व: ग्रामीण परिवारों में बदलती लैंगिक भूमिकाएं

एक ऐसे समय में जब कृषि से जुड़े जीवन में तनाव और आय की अनिश्चितता बढ़ रही हैं, परिवार के लिए साधन जुटाने में ग्रामीण महिलाएं भी पुरुषों के बराबर हो रही हैं, किन्तु पितृसत्ता की पकड़ ढीली होने का नाम नहीं ले रही|

February 19, 2020

Ageing with dignity – A dream worth pursuing

Targeting the elderly, Aging with Dignity initiative brings them primary health care, restores their self-worth and self-respect, and helps them live their twilight years with dignity

February 12, 2020

How some FPC balloons can become durable high flyers – IV

It is essential to keep the staff of FPCs motivated and introduce financial incentives and insurances to cater to their well-being, for the success and sustenance of FPCs

February 5, 2020

How some FPC balloons can become durable high flyers – III

Understanding local markets, evolving strategies to develop longstanding engagement with customers, and adopting norms to maintain rapport with members would help FPCs create a sustainable business model

January 29, 2020

How some FPC balloons can become durable high flyers – II

Members of farmer producer companies being of limited means and the avenues to raise capital being less, the companies can sustain by adopting preventive measures in their operation

January 24, 2020

Lack of basic amenities adversely affect tribal women’s health

Limited livelihood options forcing tribal men to migrate, women bear household responsibilities. Fetching water and firewood, besides farm work being arduous in the hilly terrains, women endure health challenges

January 22, 2020

How some FPC balloons can become durable high flyers – I

The success of farmer producer companies floated across the country, would depend on the company’s relationship with its members and delivering on promises made during the launch

January 17, 2020

Regressive cultural practices lead to skewed sex ratio

Preference for boys disturbs expectant mothers during the very fertility rituals that are meant to bless them, affecting their psyche, besides resulting in low sex ratio and inferior status of women