People of the Blue Mountains

"It's their mainstream, what we call alternatives"

Sankar and his community dig canals to save Muthupet’s mangroves

Over 3,000 canals spread across 5,000 hectares dug in order to save mangroves that supported the fish on which the community dependes.

HOW FOREST-DWELLING COMMUNITIES ARE BRAVING THE PANDEMIC

Local communities and gram sabhas better understand the local complexities than local administrations while dealing with a crisis

Reimagining Wellbeing: Villages opening spaces for Self-Governance

resisting mining ... and moving towards social, political, economic and ecological transformation

Out of the Woods: How the FRA Is Helping a Village in Maharashtra During the COVID Crisis

How did the Panchayat achieve such financial and political independence and empowerment?

How Forest Rights Made This Maharashtra Village ‘Atmanirbhar’

In times of crisis forest rights allow communities to move forward in self-sustenance while protecting and conserving their forests...

160 women from a tiny village called Rahu in Melghat get Rs 10000 as share of profit through bamboo harvest

The Gram Sabha values the forests and knows the outcomes of protecting and nurturing it

Insect-eating bird population drops in heavily extracted Himalayan oak forests

Encourage local communities to capitalise on the increased bird tourism in Uttarakhand by setting up homestays ...

This khadi collective in a Karnataka village has clients around the world

A diversified Gandhian village economy attempting to train Dalit women and women from other marginalised castes in new remunerative skills

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