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

Pride of Place

The transformation of a waste-picker's dark and ill-ventilated house into a bright, airy and safe home.

Cross-border environmentalism and the future of South Asia

"When will New Delhi rise to connect the dots between representative democracy and ecological sanity?"

A rice, lost and found

The rice, endemic to Kerala, adapted to the salinity of the coastal areas. To survive the tides the plant grew taller - to 1.5 meters.

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.

जल, थल और मल (in Hindi)

नए तरह के शौचालय में मल और मूत्र दो अलग-अलग खानों में जाते हैं, जहां इऩ्हें सडा कर खाद बनाया जाता है।

Remembering Dhrubajyoti Ghosh…

... a storehouse of ecological thinking and an ethical anchor that is rarely found in South Asia’s environmental landscape.

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

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...

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