Environment and Ecology

Environmental conservation and sustainability, respecting ecological integrity and limits

This section relates to initiatives that promote the principles of ecological integrity and limits. These are initiatives which envision models of decentralized conservation of land, water and biodiversity, based on a respect for both local and modern knowledge, and considering environment as an integral part of life and work. It also highlight attempts at linking livelihoods to ecological regeneration and restoration at local and landscape level. It will feature innovative attempts to deal with problems of pollution and waste. Overall, this section will try to work towards an understanding of the ecosystem which includes sociological, historical and geographical considerations while deciding on the path that local urban/ rural communities and the larger society take towards well-being.

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.

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.

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।

पहाड़ी महिलाओं की आत्मनिर्भर खेती (in Hindi)

पलायन से उजड़ती खेती को महिलाओं ने पुनर्जीवित किया, खाद्य सुरक्षा के साथ आमदनी भी बढ़ाई। सामाजिक व खेती से जुड़े कई मुद्दों पर आवाज उठाई।

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.

Collaborative Knowledge Building – The story of River Kaigal

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

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।

In Arunachal’s Sessa Orchid Sanctuary communities collaborate with forest officials to conserve orchids

Indigenous communities along with forest officials have given Sessa Orchid Sanctuary a makeover to bring opportunities of community focused eco-tourism.