Facing the future of development

These initiatives have stayed or even reversed rural-urban migration and attempted gender and caste justice without trashing the environment.

The sustainable sandhai

The sandhai was a watering hole for people of all age groups to mingle and understand the importance and advantages of a more natural lifestyle.

Reprogrammed for Rural Life

A techie who traded in the comforts and chaos of the city to turn farmer, on what the transformation involved.

Bridging urban-rural divide

Cooperative initiatives that involve urban and rural people to solve problems of villages as well as cities, help to bridge the rural-urban divide

How AP's aggregators are doing it

Its target is to bring down the cost of production in farming and provide higher income to farmers by following organic methods.

Taking firm root: A cooperative success story off Salem

Member-farmers do not cultivate the same crop; the produce is purchased by the society; and farmers are debt-free.

Indigenous seeds can end farmer suicides

Farmers who have reclaimed native seeds as a commons have reduced costs, increased incomes, become debt-free and are not driven to suicide.

Floating gardens for the landless

Bamboo beds with layers of dried water hyacinth, silt, vermicompost and farm yard manure, dry leaves of leguminous plants, etc. float on the water...

Indian women grow their own future

Men may have benefited the most: there have as yet been no reported suicides in households where women have taken charge.

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