Can the coronavirus save the planet?
Across the globe today there is a re-birth of radical democracy, often led by women or by youth
Ecology is for the People
Democracy is - citizens governing the country at all levels, most importantly in our gram sabhas and ward sabhas.
Forest Rights Act and Conservation in Korchi
The Forest Rights Act has changed the lives of hundreds of people, helping them to protect their forests and increase their incomes
Gond children learn to conserve forests
They took an oath to protect their forest. After several discussions, residents of all the adjacent villages agreed to protect the forest.
‘Giving land tenure rights to commons can prevent degradation’
“Commons are not only a safety net but provide the foundation for agriculture and livestock production systems. "
From Lodhi Garden to your dining table: Foraging for food in New Delhi
“Most of the plants dismissed as weeds are edible and we don’t even know it. We walk past them every day ..."
Bhimashankar Tribes Take Destiny in Hand
Empowered local villagers are curbing hunting and tree cutting, protecting forest-grown vegetables and native trees and their seeds
Odisha tribal women start info centre to fight for individual, community forest rights, pending for several years
They harnessed their intimate traditional knowledge of the forest and plant species to increase the forest cover and brought streams back to life.
Towards radical democracy in India
Representatives' obligations would include highly constrained ‘delegated’ responsibility whereby they are subject to clear mandates given by the de...