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Nurturing Nature and People amid Climate Change – The Case of Purushwadi

Intervention seeking to improve improve communities’ adaptive capacities, local ecosystems and biodiversity, and participatory governance

Emergence of small-scale cold-pressed oil units in Tamil Nadu, a welcome change for the local food systems

Autonomous emergence of small scale cold-pressing oil units to meet local demand for healthy cooking oils offers hope

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’.

Economics and Technologies
Santosh Bai: Transitioning towards natural farming

She prefers her homemade fertilizers and pesticides like Amritpani, cow dung fertilizer and used Neem water and Akao leaves for pest control

गोंड गांवों में सीढ़ीनुमा खेती की स्वीकृति की कहानी (in Hindi)

मध्य प्रदेश के सिंगरौली ज़िले के किसानों ने मिटटी रोकने और उपज बढ़ने के लिए पहाड़ी के ढलान में बनाया सीढ़ीनुमा खेत

How Gond villages took to terrace farming

Under the guidance of a farmer from Himachal Pradesh, farmers of Madhya Pradesh had made farm-terraces on their sloping land.

Energy
How He Built a Sustainable Home

He has set up horticulture, solar power units, composting systems and rainwater harvesting in his home, influencing 4,000 people to go green.

A village is turning cow dung to electricity

Biogas from cow dung is locally converted into electricity, saving on power bills, preventing pollution of ponds and providing organic manure and clean electricity.

Turning obstacle into opportunity in Tamil Nadu

Varadharajapuram village, which currently powers only its street lights, will soon save nearly Rs.1 lakh in electricity bills.

Environment and Ecology
Aamcha Jungle Dennar Nahi (We will not hand over our forest)

"We've been conserving the forest for millennia. Even our songs are similar to the sounds of animals..."

पर्यावरण-स्नेही प्राकृतिक खेती (in Hindi)

प्राकृतिक खेती, एक टिकाऊ जीवन पद्धति है, जिससे अनाज, फल, सब्जियां, ईंधन,चारा तो मिलता ही है, मिट्टी-पानी व जैव विविधता का संरक्षण भी हो रहा है।

A certification that changed the lives of this tribal community in Tirunelveli

They harvest, consume the product, feed the animals and also bring it to the market for sale to earn a living.

Food and Water
पर्यावरण-स्नेही प्राकृतिक खेती (in Hindi)

प्राकृतिक खेती, एक टिकाऊ जीवन पद्धति है, जिससे अनाज, फल, सब्जियां, ईंधन,चारा तो मिलता ही है, मिट्टी-पानी व जैव विविधता का संरक्षण भी हो रहा है।

नया सांचा, पुराना ढ़ांचा? (in Hindi)

किसानों ने मल्चिंग के लिए बांस के पत्तों के इस्तेमाल को यह कह कर नकार दिया कि उनके इलाके में मिलनेवाले बांस के पत्ते ज़हरीले होते हैं।

A certification that changed the lives of this tribal community in Tirunelveli

They harvest, consume the product, feed the animals and also bring it to the market for sale to earn a living.

Health and Hygiene
पर्यावरण-स्नेही प्राकृतिक खेती (in Hindi)

प्राकृतिक खेती, एक टिकाऊ जीवन पद्धति है, जिससे अनाज, फल, सब्जियां, ईंधन,चारा तो मिलता ही है, मिट्टी-पानी व जैव विविधता का संरक्षण भी हो रहा है।

Janta Ka Faisla: A Citizens’ Jury of Migrants

The deliberations and the verdict of the first Janta ka Faisla can become a model for how Indian society should learn from its most vulnerable citizens

झारखंडी आदिवासियों का महामारी से सामना (in Hindi)

अनेक स्थानीय भाषाओँ में वीडियो बनाए, पिक्चर कार्ड, कहानी, नुक्कड़ नाटक, नृत्य, गीत व बातचीत इत्यादि के माध्यम से भी टीकाकरण के लिए लोगों को प्रोत्साहित किया

Knowledge and Media
नया सांचा, पुराना ढ़ांचा? (in Hindi)

किसानों ने मल्चिंग के लिए बांस के पत्तों के इस्तेमाल को यह कह कर नकार दिया कि उनके इलाके में मिलनेवाले बांस के पत्ते ज़हरीले होते हैं।

Old wine in a new bottle?

Villagers contradicted researchers due to their local knowledge - they invalidated the idea of using local bamboo leaves and tephrosia plants for mulching due to their toxicity

Vikalp Sutra: Covid-19 Relief Resources

To help groups get donations, find collaborations as well as information, education and communication materials

Learning and Education
Better nutrition for Banswara children

Traditional food crops grown in the tribal-dominated regions ensure food and nutritional security of local communities.

Folk singer & orphans rejuvenate barren land

Students walk up to a hilltop, daily, and water the sapling planted the previous day before putting a new one into the soil.

Who is Dr Rajendra Bharud, the Nandurbar collector who foresaw the need of oxygen plants

When there was a steady decline in cases, he set up their first liquid oxygen plant at the district hospital

Livelihoods
पर्यावरण-स्नेही प्राकृतिक खेती (in Hindi)

प्राकृतिक खेती, एक टिकाऊ जीवन पद्धति है, जिससे अनाज, फल, सब्जियां, ईंधन,चारा तो मिलता ही है, मिट्टी-पानी व जैव विविधता का संरक्षण भी हो रहा है।

Janta Ka Faisla: A Citizens’ Jury of Migrants

The deliberations and the verdict of the first Janta ka Faisla can become a model for how Indian society should learn from its most vulnerable citizens

नया सांचा, पुराना ढ़ांचा? (in Hindi)

किसानों ने मल्चिंग के लिए बांस के पत्तों के इस्तेमाल को यह कह कर नकार दिया कि उनके इलाके में मिलनेवाले बांस के पत्ते ज़हरीले होते हैं।

Politics
Aamcha Jungle Dennar Nahi (We will not hand over our forest)

"We've been conserving the forest for millennia. Even our songs are similar to the sounds of animals..."

Janta Ka Faisla: A Citizens’ Jury of Migrants

The deliberations and the verdict of the first Janta ka Faisla can become a model for how Indian society should learn from its most vulnerable citizens

The development plan that could end up sinking Lakshadweep islands

Why cause irreparable damage to the ecology and generate large-scale livelihood pressures?

Settlements and Transport
How He Built a Sustainable Home

He has set up horticulture, solar power units, composting systems and rainwater harvesting in his home, influencing 4,000 people to go green.

झारखंडी आदिवासियों का महामारी से सामना (in Hindi)

अनेक स्थानीय भाषाओँ में वीडियो बनाए, पिक्चर कार्ड, कहानी, नुक्कड़ नाटक, नृत्य, गीत व बातचीत इत्यादि के माध्यम से भी टीकाकरण के लिए लोगों को प्रोत्साहित किया

मेघपुष्प : जीवसृष्टीचा मूळ आधार (in Marathi)

पुरुषवाडी खेड्यातील लोकांनी व तज्ज्ञांनी घेतलेल्या सामूहिक परिश्रमांमुळे पाणी टंचाईवर उपाय

Society, Culture and Peace
Aamcha Jungle Dennar Nahi (We will not hand over our forest)

"We've been conserving the forest for millennia. Even our songs are similar to the sounds of animals..."

A certification that changed the lives of this tribal community in Tirunelveli

They harvest, consume the product, feed the animals and also bring it to the market for sale to earn a living.

Indigenous-led conservation in Nagaland preserves rare wildlife

‘We want to know what animals live here and how to better protect them.’ said the local community.

Videos on Alternatives
Aamcha Jungle Dennar Nahi (We will not hand over our forest)

"We've been conserving the forest for millennia. Even our songs are similar to the sounds of animals..."

A certification that changed the lives of this tribal community in Tirunelveli

They harvest, consume the product, feed the animals and also bring it to the market for sale to earn a living.

Pastoralism is the future

Itinerant pastoralists specialize in making sustainable use of highly variable environments to produce food.