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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
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?

Self help is the best help – Indigenous farmers stand strong against economic slowdown

An initiative to sell local produce has enabled the farmer groups to access diverse local markets in a decentralized manner

Digital tool to monitor groundwater

Women can lead the efforts to strengthen resilience during drought-like situations

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
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?

Ladakhis want to reclaim pashmina. But can they?

"We want to live life with more, but it would mean giving up on a gift our ancestors gave us."

Ka Iqbal: My host of Ladakh

Anshul recalls wonderful memories of Ka Iqbal, disability rights activist in Ladakh

Food and Water
Self help is the best help – Indigenous farmers stand strong against economic slowdown

An initiative to sell local produce has enabled the farmer groups to access diverse local markets in a decentralized manner

Vedanthangal – Protecting our Future

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

Young Farmers in Ladakh: The Future of Our Food

Growing ranks of youngsters are returning to Ladakh to contribute to a new form of progress.

Knowledge and Media
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.

Traversing Climate Change

The relationship between the herd and the shepherd is one of mutual dependency; the herd is the herders' family.

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
Ladakhis want to reclaim pashmina. But can they?

"We want to live life with more, but it would mean giving up on a gift our ancestors gave us."

Self help is the best help – Indigenous farmers stand strong against economic slowdown

An initiative to sell local produce has enabled the farmer groups to access diverse local markets in a decentralized manner

When dugong and D’Souza spent the whole day underwater watching each other

There is hope for slow-breeding sea cows around A&N islands - they are not isolated.

Politics
Ka Iqbal: My host of Ladakh

Anshul recalls wonderful memories of Ka Iqbal, disability rights activist in Ladakh

Ka Iqbal’s legacy will live on

Kaga Iqbal's huge contribution to the disability sector in Ladakh

D Litt degrees conferred upon Devaji Tofa & Sunil Deshpande

Long overdue recognition for practitioners of traditional knowledge and alternative learning models.

Settlements and Transport
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?

Ka Iqbal’s legacy will live on

Kaga Iqbal's huge contribution to the disability sector in Ladakh

Women Are Climate Leaders, Not Victims

Roofing with an affordable material that is stronger, cooler, waterproof, fireproof and made of recycled materials.

Society, Culture and Peace
Ladakhis want to reclaim pashmina. But can they?

"We want to live life with more, but it would mean giving up on a gift our ancestors gave us."

Ka Iqbal: My host of Ladakh

Anshul recalls wonderful memories of Ka Iqbal, disability rights activist in Ladakh

Ka Iqbal’s legacy will live on

Kaga Iqbal's huge contribution to the disability sector in Ladakh

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