New and Useful from the Old and Useless
The weavers use about 5 kilos of the fabric extracted from old clothes to create a bedcover or other article
Re-Store sells all stuff you'd like to discard
Trivedi, who initiated Re-Store, hopes to take the message of re-use, exchange, rent, repair, as opposed to buying new, to many more people.
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!
Youth drive revival of traditional rice varieties in West Bengal
“Traditional rice cultivars are inherently endowed with higher nutritional value than their chemically grown counterparts.”
Residents 'Adopt' Vitthalwadi River Stretch, Hyacinth Cleared
Alternate layers of dry leaves (from the city) and aquatic plants from a one-km stretch of the Mutha river are layered on the banks and composted.
Remembering Dhrubajyoti Ghosh…
... a storehouse of ecological thinking and an ethical anchor that is rarely found in South Asia’s environmental landscape.
A farm where native wisdom is fully at work
His “unscientific’ innovations have impressed veterinarians so much that they have come to recommend them for others.
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...
Dhrubajyoti Ghosh: The Intrepid Ecologist and his ‘laboratory of survival’
“We count the number of millionaires, but not the millions of pickers who are active in our nation’s backyards.”