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Case studies
Reviving the Traditional Millet Based Bio-diverse Agricultural System in Phek District, Nagaland

NEN has been working with the farmers, especially women farmers and mobilizing villages in Nagaland to revive the traditional millet-based agroecology.

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

Economics and Technologies
Two young women in Nagaland are leading a crusade against e-waste

They want to expand to other districts in Nagaland and also collaborate with others from the northeastern region.

Redefining India’s development on Gandhi’s ‘swaraj’ path

Self-sufficiency in the economy involves reduction in the distance between production and consumption to a minimum.

Ranchi shows how India’s biggest cycling lessons lie in its smaller cities

Ranchi has taken critical and innovative steps that can be adopted locally by the bigger cities that are looking at turning to cycling for transport.

Energy
कारपेक्षा बसचा वापर केला तर प्रदूषण १५ पट कमी (in Marathi)

महाराष्ट्र सरकारने पंधराव्या वित्त आयोगाच्या अहवालातील, हवेची गुणवत्ता सुधारण्यासाठीच्या एकूण तरतुदीपैकी ८० टक्के निधी ई-बस सेवेसाठी वापरण्याचा प्रस्ताव ठेवला आहे, हे स्वागतार्ह आहे.

Ranchi shows how India’s biggest cycling lessons lie in its smaller cities

Ranchi has taken critical and innovative steps that can be adopted locally by the bigger cities that are looking at turning to cycling for transport.

देशज् तकनीक से बना मिट्टी का घर (in Hindi)

स्थानीय मिट्टी, पानी और लकड़ी से बना घर बहुत उपयोगी है। इससे सैकड़ों बेघर लोगों के मकान का सपना साकार हो सकता है।

Environment and Ecology
कारपेक्षा बसचा वापर केला तर प्रदूषण १५ पट कमी (in Marathi)

महाराष्ट्र सरकारने पंधराव्या वित्त आयोगाच्या अहवालातील, हवेची गुणवत्ता सुधारण्यासाठीच्या एकूण तरतुदीपैकी ८० टक्के निधी ई-बस सेवेसाठी वापरण्याचा प्रस्ताव ठेवला आहे, हे स्वागतार्ह आहे.

Millet farming brings nutrition, financial security for women farmers in Bihar

"At one time I couldn’t even ride a bicycle and now I drive a scooty,” she says with a gentle laugh.

Two young women in Nagaland are leading a crusade against e-waste

They want to expand to other districts in Nagaland and also collaborate with others from the northeastern region.

Food and Water
Millet farming brings nutrition, financial security for women farmers in Bihar

"At one time I couldn’t even ride a bicycle and now I drive a scooty,” she says with a gentle laugh.

सतपुड़ा की घाटी में हरियाली (in Hindi)

आदिवासियों की पेड़ लगाने की पहल से न केवल हरियाली बढी है, उनकी खाद्य सुरक्षा हुई है, आमदनी बढ़ी है। इससे महामारी में बड़ा सहारा मिला है।

How women from Bihar tackled COVID 19 by building food systems

Tribal communities have conserved native seeds, adapted to the soil and local climatic conditions.

Health and Hygiene
कारपेक्षा बसचा वापर केला तर प्रदूषण १५ पट कमी (in Marathi)

महाराष्ट्र सरकारने पंधराव्या वित्त आयोगाच्या अहवालातील, हवेची गुणवत्ता सुधारण्यासाठीच्या एकूण तरतुदीपैकी ८० टक्के निधी ई-बस सेवेसाठी वापरण्याचा प्रस्ताव ठेवला आहे, हे स्वागतार्ह आहे.

Millet farming brings nutrition, financial security for women farmers in Bihar

"At one time I couldn’t even ride a bicycle and now I drive a scooty,” she says with a gentle laugh.

महामारी में फुलवारी के पलते बच्चे (in Hindi)

महामारी के दौरान फुलवारी से बच्चों को पोषण मिला। यहां की रसोई से गर्भवती महिलाओं व जरूरतमंद मजदूरों को भी भोजन मिला।

Knowledge and Media
झारखण्ड के एक आदिवासी गाँव द्वारा एथ्नोमेडिसिन ज्ञान को बचाए रखने का प्रयास (in Hindi)

स्थानीय महिलाओं ने एथ्नोमेडिसिन चिकित्सा के ज्ञान को आने वाली पीढ़ियों के लिए संग्रहित करने की इच्छा जताई।

How Adivasis of one Jharkhand village are trying to preserve ethnomedicine

Local women expressed the need for documenting the knowledge of ethnomedical practices and feared that all this knowledge would disappear with their generation.

Ecological ‘holocaust’: Women saving India’s Western Ghats forest

A group of 27 women act as guardians of the rare ferns, tree-hugging mosses and thousands of other plants that may otherwise be lost forever

Learning and Education
Collaborative Knowledge Building – The story of River Kaigal

How a high school EVS class led to a Community Conservation and Collaborative Knowledge Building

DLRC, The Learning Farm!

Come together, rethink and take charge of our education, and become kind and active members of the world.

सहोदय डायरीज़: सहदोय में रहने का अनुभव (in Hindi)

'हम जैविक कम्पोस्ट बनाना जानते हैं, स्थानीय चिड़िया के नाम जानते हैं, कुछ चित्र बनाते हैं, योग करते हैं, खाना बनाना जानते हैं और अपनी भाषा मे कहानी लिखते हैं।'

Livelihoods
Millet farming brings nutrition, financial security for women farmers in Bihar

"At one time I couldn’t even ride a bicycle and now I drive a scooty,” she says with a gentle laugh.

सतपुड़ा की घाटी में हरियाली (in Hindi)

आदिवासियों की पेड़ लगाने की पहल से न केवल हरियाली बढी है, उनकी खाद्य सुरक्षा हुई है, आमदनी बढ़ी है। इससे महामारी में बड़ा सहारा मिला है।

How women from Bihar tackled COVID 19 by building food systems

Tribal communities have conserved native seeds, adapted to the soil and local climatic conditions.

Politics
The Kadar Community Chart An Inspirational Journey Of Resilience As They Take Back Their Forests

The Kadars of Tamil Nadu, displaced from their ancestral forests in 2019, have fought hard to win back what is rightfully theirs.

Support for Auroville’s Experiments on Well-being

We need Auroville as an autonomous laboratory for evolving some pathways towards well-being and development through collective living and work.

मेंढा (लेखा) के श्री. देवाजी तोफा को मानद D.Litt. (in Hindi)

"दिल्ली मुंबई में हमारी सरकार, हमारे गाव में हमही सरकार !"

Settlements and Transport
कारपेक्षा बसचा वापर केला तर प्रदूषण १५ पट कमी (in Marathi)

महाराष्ट्र सरकारने पंधराव्या वित्त आयोगाच्या अहवालातील, हवेची गुणवत्ता सुधारण्यासाठीच्या एकूण तरतुदीपैकी ८० टक्के निधी ई-बस सेवेसाठी वापरण्याचा प्रस्ताव ठेवला आहे, हे स्वागतार्ह आहे.

Two young women in Nagaland are leading a crusade against e-waste

They want to expand to other districts in Nagaland and also collaborate with others from the northeastern region.

How women from Bihar tackled COVID 19 by building food systems

Tribal communities have conserved native seeds, adapted to the soil and local climatic conditions.

Society, Culture and Peace
The Kadar Community Chart An Inspirational Journey Of Resilience As They Take Back Their Forests

The Kadars of Tamil Nadu, displaced from their ancestral forests in 2019, have fought hard to win back what is rightfully theirs.

Banswara’s migrant tribal labourers are now proud organic farmers

Tribal farmers are now becoming torch bearers of organic cultivation in the state where the government is pushing for zero-budget farming to increase farmers’ income and restore soil health and fertility.

Redefining India’s development on Gandhi’s ‘swaraj’ path

Self-sufficiency in the economy involves reduction in the distance between production and consumption to a minimum.

Videos on Alternatives
The Seed Savers of Sahyadri School (KFI), Pune

A documentary on the conservation of indigenous seeds by Sahyadri School, KFI, Khed, Pune, in the western state of Maharashtra in India.

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.