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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’.

Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council- Leh (India), How autonomous and how democratic?

This case study analyses the extent and nature of democracy seen in the example of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development…

Economics and Technologies
Delhi Govt schools monetise solar power, expect to earn Rs 8.5 crore and save Rs 8.8 crore on bills!

Delhi schools are taking up this opportunity to generate green energy and improve their finances.

Farm to Systems – Where is our measuring tape?

Measuring the impacts of agro-ecology, farmers realize the various benefits of diversifying their farm enterprises.

Removing forest dwellers from areas to protect biodiversity costs more than involving them: report

"... Such examples of realising economic benefits have a direct positive impact on forest growth,”

Energy
Engineer-Turned-Farmer Harnesses Wind, Solar Energy; 450 Entrepreneurs

... the winds were good between May and October, while in the remaining months the sunlight was strong,

Delhi Govt schools monetise solar power, expect to earn Rs 8.5 crore and save Rs 8.8 crore on bills!

Delhi schools are taking up this opportunity to generate green energy and improve their finances.

Vikalp Varta – Farmers Market and other Vartas from other locations

Online dialogue series on alternatives for India during the covid times and beyond.

Environment and Ecology
When an army of women came together to revive a river

1200 people created hundreds of recharge wells and boulder checks - nearly all workers were women.

Trivandrum’s Green Army Is Mentoring Students To Become Experts At Managing The City’s Waste And Make It Cleaner

Helping students completely understand the basics of how to ensure total cleanliness

Making Informed Choices, Bleeding Clean

How conversations around sustainable menstruation were enabled in Kerala

Food and Water
When an army of women came together to revive a river

1200 people created hundreds of recharge wells and boulder checks - nearly all workers were women.

विश्राम देने से जी उठा जंगल (in Hindi)

जंगल की सिर्फ रखवाली की गई, तीन सालों में हरियाली लौट आई!

A Pulicat Story: The Lagoon That Protects a City

Fisherfolk, naturalists, school children - all asking for the port project to be cancelled.

Health and Hygiene
Making Informed Choices, Bleeding Clean

How conversations around sustainable menstruation were enabled in Kerala

आत्मनिर्भरता की मिसाल है पहाड़ी खेती (in Hindi)

जो युवा बाहर से गांव में लौटे हैं, उन्हें खेती के काम से जोड़ा, प्रशिक्षण भी दिया।

Vikalp Varta – Farmers Market and other Vartas from other locations

Online dialogue series on alternatives for India during the covid times and beyond.

Knowledge and Media
Vikalp Varta – Farmers Market and other Vartas from other locations

Online dialogue series on alternatives for India during the covid times and beyond.

Kolkata Has The World’s First Tram Library

Passes by 30 educational institutions; book launches, book reading sessions and literature festivals are on the cards

Corporate competition and Covid-19: Faizabad’s Hindi newspaper ‘Jan Morcha’ is fighting both

“We may make mistakes but we don’t do deals and suppress news,” he said.

Learning and Education
Trivandrum’s Green Army Is Mentoring Students To Become Experts At Managing The City’s Waste And Make It Cleaner

Helping students completely understand the basics of how to ensure total cleanliness

School Education Through Work & Action : What Might it Mean Today ?

A RURAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM that is ACTIVITY-BASED, ENJOYABLE, MEANINGFUL and RELEVANT

Farm and Food Entrepreneurship: Rebuilding Assam’s fragile economy and ecology

The education system needs to impart essential skills to children, such as growing food using scientific methods.

Livelihoods
When an army of women came together to revive a river

1200 people created hundreds of recharge wells and boulder checks - nearly all workers were women.

विश्राम देने से जी उठा जंगल (in Hindi)

जंगल की सिर्फ रखवाली की गई, तीन सालों में हरियाली लौट आई!

A Pulicat Story: The Lagoon That Protects a City

Fisherfolk, naturalists, school children - all asking for the port project to be cancelled.

Politics
पायविहीरमधील विकासाची प्रक्रिया (in Marathi)

ज्या गावामध्ये केवळ उजाड माळरान आहे त्याने ते पुन्हा हिरवेगार करण्याची हिंमत दाखवणे हे अधिक प्रशंसनीय !

Vikalp Varta – Farmers Market and other Vartas from other locations

Online dialogue series on alternatives for India during the covid times and beyond.

4,000 kids draw up ‘children’s manifesto’ ahead of assembly polls (Assam)

The manifesto will be presented to the current political leadership, as well as all major political parties

Settlements and Transport
Trivandrum’s Green Army Is Mentoring Students To Become Experts At Managing The City’s Waste And Make It Cleaner

Helping students completely understand the basics of how to ensure total cleanliness

आत्मनिर्भरता की मिसाल है पहाड़ी खेती (in Hindi)

जो युवा बाहर से गांव में लौटे हैं, उन्हें खेती के काम से जोड़ा, प्रशिक्षण भी दिया।

‘Family farmers’ at your doorstep

Organic Fruits, vegetables, cereals and pulses for family, at the doorstep, from one farmer.

Society, Culture and Peace
When an army of women came together to revive a river

1200 people created hundreds of recharge wells and boulder checks - nearly all workers were women.

Making Informed Choices, Bleeding Clean

How conversations around sustainable menstruation were enabled in Kerala

Kerala artistes spread awareness on farmer rights

Samskarika Sahithi has become the first cultural body to come out creatively in support of the striking farmers.

Uncategorized
Vikalp Sangam in the News

This table connects to Vikalp Sangam in the News entry on the VS Outputs page accessed through Resources

Towards networking and action for local self-reliance and dignified livelihoods

Towards networking and action for local self-reliance and dignified livelihoods. Open to organisations, institutions, government agencies, businesses, support groups, networks,…

Vikalp Sangam Reports

                       1   Andhra and  Telangana Vikalp Sangam   17-19…

Videos on Alternative initiatives
Transformations – Wellbeing

In Korchi taluka, villages are moving towards transformation in multiple spheres, and are re-defining development and wellbeing

People of the Blue Mountains

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

Conserving The Future

To help in wildlife conservation of a delicate, high altitude ecosystem in one of the least populated districts of the country.

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