Stories By Category

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’.

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
Digital tool to monitor groundwater

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

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.

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
The Field of Learning

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

Gond community to drop ancient cremation ritual to save trees

The Gond community has decided to bury instead of cremating their dead, with an aim to reduce the number of trees cut for funeral pyres.

Traversing Climate Change

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

Food and Water
The Water Managers in Kibber

The irrigation technique is passed on from mother to daughter, from the time little girls start helping in the fields.

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

आत्मनिर्भर खेती की ओर (in Hindi)

किसानों ने सैकड़ों पीढ़ियों से तरह-तरह के गुणधर्म वाले देसी बीज तैयार किए हैं।

Health and Hygiene
संथाली बच्चों के घर पहुंचा स्कूल (in Hindi)

बच्चों के घऱ आया स्कूल, अध्ययन केंद्र में पढ़ाई हो रही है।

सिर्फ दवा से ही नहीं, समुदाय से भी इलाज (in Hindi)

यहां दवा के साथ समुदाय सहायता समूहों के जरिए इलाज किया जाता है।

Making Informed Choices, Bleeding Clean

How conversations around sustainable menstruation were enabled in Kerala

Knowledge and Media
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.

Telling Stories, Creating Change

For Uttarakhand youth - a platform to engage mountain communities in ecological conservation

Learning and Education
The Field of Learning

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

संथाली बच्चों के घर पहुंचा स्कूल (in Hindi)

बच्चों के घऱ आया स्कूल, अध्ययन केंद्र में पढ़ाई हो रही है।

A wagtail on shared space, birdwatching and hope

'Wagtails feed on insects and protect our ecosystem' say the local children, who now observe birds and make checklists.

Livelihoods
The Making of Khwaabgaon: How an Idyllic Village in Bengal Became an Artist’s Canvas

Villagers ceremonially put a fresh coat of mud on their walls start painting on them

Traversing Climate Change

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

The Water Managers in Kibber

The irrigation technique is passed on from mother to daughter, from the time little girls start helping in the fields.

Politics
D Litt degrees conferred upon Devaji Tofa & Sunil Deshpande

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

पायविहीरमधील विकासाची प्रक्रिया (in Marathi)

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

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
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

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।

Society, Culture and Peace
The Making of Khwaabgaon: How an Idyllic Village in Bengal Became an Artist’s Canvas

Villagers ceremonially put a fresh coat of mud on their walls start painting on them

Gond community to drop ancient cremation ritual to save trees

The Gond community has decided to bury instead of cremating their dead, with an aim to reduce the number of trees cut for funeral pyres.

The Water Managers in Kibber

The irrigation technique is passed on from mother to daughter, from the time little girls start helping in the fields.

Videos on Alternatives
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

A wagtail on shared space, birdwatching and hope

'Wagtails feed on insects and protect our ecosystem' say the local children, who now observe birds and make checklists.

Community Forest Rights & The Pandemic: Gram Sabhas Lead the Way! (Video)

Empowerment of villagers to govern and manage local natural resources can sustain economies!

%d bloggers like this: