Data-driven ‘water and agriculture’ planning: The big picture
Based on a large-scale data collection process, the datasets can be a precious resource at the meso and macro level.
Small scale decentralised processing of small millets
Small scale decentralised processing infrastructure is crucial for transforming nutritious small millets from an ‘elite food’ into a ‘mass food’.
Switching back to coarse cereals can offer multiple benefits: Study
Food supply can be enhanced by planting more nutritious and environment-friendly crops such as finger and pearl millets and sorghum
The road to sustainability
Organic farming is more economical (cost of inputs), uses less water (no need for large dams), and produces more yield.
India’s water problem has a simple solution
Reducing its use in agriculture is the most effective way of solving India’s water problem.
Transforming livelihoods through farm ponds
Farm ponds aid in superior water control through the harvesting of rainfall, surface run-off and subsurface flows.
Water conservation fee: improving or increasing the crisis?
Merely imposing a cost to curb the growing extraction is not enough.
How an army of women in Vellore resurrected a river that once served as their lifeline
A small team of women build 600 wells to revive a dead river!
It’s time to tax groundwater use
For the country’s food security and for alleviating poverty, Water Conservation Fee is definitely the much-awaited reform.