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Ecologies of Hope and Transformation: Post-Development Alternatives from India (2018)

The stories in the book challenge inequality, ecological damage, centralised governance, and the currently dominant model of development.

Case Studies of Alternatives (2014 - 16)

These case studies are in pdf file format.

Tech that saves 35 percent of water to grow paddy

Can water consumption for cultivating paddy, as also emission of greenhouse gases, be reduced in 15 districts of Telangana?

Seed is better preserved this way

A Gondi Adivasi lady preserves seeds for over 12 years using a traditional technique!

Gutter gas fueled tea boosts chaiwala's livelihood

Can a Chai stall be run with Zero expenditure on Energy?

E-rickshaws in Jaipur: Freedom on three wheels

Housewives and young girls from slums in Jaipur are finding their freedom on three wheels

Darjeeling Himalayas gets a people-centric early warning system for landslides

All it takes for the system to work is a tipping bucket rain gauge, a rainfall threshold chart, whistle, mobile messenger and a billboard.

आदिवासियों की हरियाली यात्रा (IN HINDI)

हरियाली बढ़ेगी, कुपोषण दूर होगा, जैव विविधता बचेगी और पर्यावरण भी बचेगा।

Farmers turn to millets as a climate-smart crop

Why do farmers in semi-arid areas prefer to shift to small millets?

आदिवासियों की हरियाली यात्रा (IN HINDI)

हरियाली बढ़ेगी, कुपोषण दूर होगा, जैव विविधता बचेगी और पर्यावरण भी बचेगा।

We are what we eat!

“The uncultivated food plants are voluntary plants. The rural poor who understand their benefits the best refuse to call them 'weeds'”

Natural substitute for fertilisers

Cow dung, cow urine, molasses, besan, and soil from an anthill go to make an excellent pest repellant and fertiliser for Koraput fields!

Organic farming gathers steam in the Sundarbans

The training at the Knowledge Centre is now modified to weave in local knowledge to make it rooted in ground realities.

Community radio as a phenomenon: Winning hertz

In today’s world of converged media, radio programmes have a greater reach than ever before as they are shared on social media sites.

An alternative school in rural Kerala is teaching tribal children life lessons

Gothrathalam school aims at preventing Dalit and Adivasi students from being isolated

Sonam Wangcuk - winner of Magsaysay award

It’s not a conventional school, but a place to pursue practical, environmental, social and traditional knowledge, values and skills.

Farmers turn to millets as a climate-smart crop

Why do farmers in semi-arid areas prefer to shift to small millets?

आदिवासियों की हरियाली यात्रा (IN HINDI)

हरियाली बढ़ेगी, कुपोषण दूर होगा, जैव विविधता बचेगी और पर्यावरण भी बचेगा।

Kashmiri Pandit, Muslim Artists Come Together to Promote Harmony Through Their Work

Unique exhibition aimed at promoting the ideas of harmony and togetherness through the medium of art

People as auditors

The Supreme Court has ordered that Social Audit Standards be applied to set up truly independent state-supported Social Audit units.

Darjeeling Himalayas gets a people-centric early warning system for landslides

All it takes for the system to work is a tipping bucket rain gauge, a rainfall threshold chart, whistle, mobile messenger and a billboard.

Delhi's social Butterflies: Why the city's citizen scientists are counting butterflies in crowded residential areas

They flutter like eyelashes, dip like fish, or float languidly in an undulating rhythm that is mesmerising to watch, like ripples on a lake.

आदिवासियों की हरियाली यात्रा (IN HINDI)

हरियाली बढ़ेगी, कुपोषण दूर होगा, जैव विविधता बचेगी और पर्यावरण भी बचेगा।

Delhi's social Butterflies: Why the city's citizen scientists are counting butterflies in crowded residential areas

They flutter like eyelashes, dip like fish, or float languidly in an undulating rhythm that is mesmerising to watch, like ripples on a lake.

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