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.

Aamcha Jungle Dennar Nahi (We will not hand over our forest)

"We've been conserving the forest for millennia. Even our songs are similar to the sounds of animals..."

पर्यावरण-स्नेही प्राकृतिक खेती (in Hindi)

प्राकृतिक खेती, एक टिकाऊ जीवन पद्धति है, जिससे अनाज, फल, सब्जियां, ईंधन,चारा तो मिलता ही है, मिट्टी-पानी व जैव विविधता का संरक्षण भी हो रहा है।

A certification that changed the lives of this tribal community in Tirunelveli

They harvest, consume the product, feed the animals and also bring it to the market for sale to earn a living.

Old wine in a new bottle?

Villagers contradicted researchers due to their local knowledge - they invalidated the idea of using local bamboo leaves and tephrosia plants for mulching due to their toxicity

How He Built a Sustainable Home

He has set up horticulture, solar power units, composting systems and rainwater harvesting in his home, influencing 4,000 people to go green.

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

Fostering health of the self and the soil

If the grains from the conventional chemical practices have destroyed our body so much then what impact they’d have had on the soil and water!

झारखंडी आदिवासियों का महामारी से सामना (in Hindi)

अनेक स्थानीय भाषाओँ में वीडियो बनाए, पिक्चर कार्ड, कहानी, नुक्कड़ नाटक, नृत्य, गीत व बातचीत इत्यादि के माध्यम से भी टीकाकरण के लिए लोगों को प्रोत्साहित किया

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