The dyers of Kotpad
Kotpad brick reds are among the most beautiful organically dyed reds in Indian handlooms
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
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.
With Sickle and Stick They Saved a Forest
A story of transformation of village women into an unwavering collective which can stand for its rights and for values they cherish.
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...
A ‘cheesy’ effort to give women wings
"We want their work to be noticed, rather than their disability,”
In the words of Sunita Kashyap: “We believe in trade, not aid”
Demand for reduced taxes on trading for women’s collectives to help them effectively participate in value chains and get income security.
Women show solar power is worth its salt
Installation of over 1,100 solar-powered pumps in the Little Rann of Kachchh over four years has been a boon for women salt workers.
Millet Sisters symbolize Nari Shakti !
Millet Sisters bases itself on these sterling principles of millets: They are resilient; Life infusing; Life sustaining; Life generating