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Case studies
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
Self sufficiency in the times of Covid-19

27 percent of the total relief package amount was retained within the local economy with 'local production - local consumption'.

Oxygen and the airs of forgetfulness

Think of our innate ability to connect with with all life around us, all of the natural elements, living and non-living

Stakeholders raise concerns on the new vehicle scrapping policy

Is it practical - to set up the huge infrastructure, for around 50% of India's goods carriers?

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.

Solar power to give 150 city schools Rs 17 crore per year

The best part is that none of the schools had to invest any money. The entire project cost was borne by the developers.

Environment and Ecology
Herding On The Brink: Why India Needs To Support Its Pastoralists

Traditional pastoralism is facing an existential threat. Decades of neglect require more cohesive efforts to be put in for their conservation.

On the path to reclaiming their land: the story of Banni and its Maldharis

Encroachments over Banni grassland to be removed, reinforcing Grazing Rights of Maldharis.

People power to clean up Pune river, bit by bit

The streams are providing cleaner water to the river and the perception of locals has also changed.

Food and Water
How a tribal village in Damoh fought for its land and rejuvenated it

About 25,000 people participated in the Yatra, marching from Gwalior to Delhi to make a statement about their Forest Rights.

Kerala farmer bags India Biodiversity Award 2021

He conserves a wide array of around 200 tuber crops

Self sufficiency in the times of Covid-19

27 percent of the total relief package amount was retained within the local economy with 'local production - local consumption'.

Health and Hygiene
Vikalp Sutra: Covid-19 Relief Resources

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

Remembering Debjeet Sarangi, Defender of Adivasi Knowledge and Heritage

Using modern science and knowledge to explore and support local practices and wisdom.

Kunariya: A Model Panchayat in Gujarat

"... cannot we, along with a few surrounding villages, produce most items of daily household use ourselves?“

Knowledge and Media
Vikalp Sutra: Covid-19 Relief Resources

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

Give indigenous people their rights to tackle climate change: Archana Soreng

The youth advisor to the UN Secretary-General speaks on nature-based solutions at Joe Biden’s virtual climate summit

The Field of Learning

Children and young people have extraordinary agency, intelligence, and the capacity to relentlessly question.

Learning and Education
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

Vedanthangal – Protecting our Future

Children and youth protest against the denotification of Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary by making art

The Field of Learning

Children and young people have extraordinary agency, intelligence, and the capacity to relentlessly question.

Livelihoods
Herding On The Brink: Why India Needs To Support Its Pastoralists

Traditional pastoralism is facing an existential threat. Decades of neglect require more cohesive efforts to be put in for their conservation.

On the path to reclaiming their land: the story of Banni and its Maldharis

Encroachments over Banni grassland to be removed, reinforcing Grazing Rights of Maldharis.

Nagaland’s Y Nuklu Phom wins prestigious Whitley Award 2021 for his ‘biodiversity peace corridor’

Once indiscriminately hunted, the falcons have in recent years seen successful conservation by local communities.

Politics
The development plan that could end up sinking Lakshadweep islands

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

How a tribal village in Damoh fought for its land and rejuvenated it

About 25,000 people participated in the Yatra, marching from Gwalior to Delhi to make a statement about their Forest Rights.

लोकशाही की नींव की लडाई (in Hindi)

ग्रामसभा याने गांव का विधिमंडल. और वयम् वाले कहते हैं ऐसा सचमुच हो सकता है.

Settlements and Transport
People power to clean up Pune river, bit by bit

The streams are providing cleaner water to the river and the perception of locals has also changed.

युवाओं की कहानियां (in Hindi)

संकलित कहानियां समाज में आशा और उम्मीद जगाने की हैं

लोकशाही की नींव की लडाई (in Hindi)

ग्रामसभा याने गांव का विधिमंडल. और वयम् वाले कहते हैं ऐसा सचमुच हो सकता है.

Society, Culture and Peace
On the path to reclaiming their land: the story of Banni and its Maldharis

Encroachments over Banni grassland to be removed, reinforcing Grazing Rights of Maldharis.

People power to clean up Pune river, bit by bit

The streams are providing cleaner water to the river and the perception of locals has also changed.

Nagaland’s Y Nuklu Phom wins prestigious Whitley Award 2021 for his ‘biodiversity peace corridor’

Once indiscriminately hunted, the falcons have in recent years seen successful conservation by local communities.

Videos on Alternatives
Vikalp Sangam: A Movement for Alternatives

Exciting alternative initiatives for meeting human needs across India!

Vedanthangal – Protecting our Future

Children and youth protest against the denotification of Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary by making art

Uttarakhand women end water woes on their own; revive dry water springs

Women from the village made recharge pits, check dams, bunds and planted trees in the recharge zone of the spring