Economics and Technologies

Community-based alternatives for production, consumption, and exchange

This section features stories of initiatives that help to create an alternative to the dominant neo-liberal or state-dominated economy. These include: localisation of economic activity with democratic control, producer and consumer collectives, local currencies and trade, non-monetised exchage and the gift economy, ecologically sensitive products and processes, macro-economic concepts that respect ecological limits, and approaches to human well-being that go beyond growth, GDP and other narrow measures and indicators.

What we do not feature are superficial and false solutions, such as market and technological fixes for problems that are deeply social and political, or more generally, ‘green growth’ kind of approaches that only tinker around with the existing system.

रासायनिक खेती के गढ़ हरियाणा में किसानों को जैविक खेती से मिली गेहूं की ज्यादा पैदावार : सर्वे (in Hindi)

रबी 2020 में हरियाणा के आत्मनिर्भर जैविक खेती करने वाले किसानों में 45 फीसदी किसानों को गेहूं की पैदावार रासायनिक खेती की औसत पैदावार से ज्यादा मिली।

Santosh Bai: Transitioning towards natural farming

She prefers her homemade fertilizers and pesticides like Amritpani, cow dung fertilizer and used Neem water and Akao leaves for pest control

गोंड गांवों में सीढ़ीनुमा खेती की स्वीकृति की कहानी (in Hindi)

मध्य प्रदेश के सिंगरौली ज़िले के किसानों ने मिटटी रोकने और उपज बढ़ने के लिए पहाड़ी के ढलान में बनाया सीढ़ीनुमा खेत

How Gond villages took to terrace farming

Under the guidance of a farmer from Himachal Pradesh, farmers of Madhya Pradesh had made farm-terraces on their sloping land.

Artisan-supportive Innovative Enterpreunership in Ladakh

Creating local employment in Ladakh, a semi-nomadic entrepreneur is developing a support system for local artisans

Proto-Village: A Prototype of a Vikalp Economy

Each one can produce their food, is literate, can think mathematically, are environmentally responsible and physically fit

How Sarmoli became a poster child of ecotourism in Uttarakhand

Maati Sangathan has directly or indirectly touched thousands of lives across the Gori river valley, and beyond

A village is turning cow dung to electricity

Biogas from cow dung is locally converted into electricity, saving on power bills, preventing pollution of ponds and providing organic manure and clean electricity.

Turning obstacle into opportunity in Tamil Nadu

Varadharajapuram village, which currently powers only its street lights, will soon save nearly Rs.1 lakh in electricity bills.