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.

Revival of old irrigation tanks will work wonders: expert

Telangana sits on a treasure trove of thousands of old irrigation tanks which if revived can support cultivation

How One Man’s Conviction Put Jibhi Valley on the World Tourism Map

Jibhi Valley's first homestay paves the way for eco-tourism showing that it's possible to build sustainable livelihoods without harming nature

Indigenous Food: The Not-So-Secret Ingredient For Sustainability

Consumption of uncultivated foods in rural communities could help achieve food security and nutritionally diverse, sustainable diets!

Meet the Water Warrior, Laxman Singh, Who Invented a New Method of Water Conservation

"The Chauka system is designed to hold a nine-inch water level, spread over a field. The moisture is reused by draining, to plant forests or to grow crops,”

Defenders Of The Forest: How Forest Dwelling-Communities Of Gondia Are Regenerating Forests

"We know for a fact that if our forests are saved, our future generation is safe."

Decentralisation and Food Democracy

Caxton Christdhas, a human in the process of naturally growing one’s own food, envisioning self-reliant and decentralised food systems.

If Nature was our Teacher, would things be different?

Syamantak, a commune that consciously connects open learning and sustainable living in a rural space, and embodies the art of community participation.

जिल्हा प्रशासन-ग्रामसभांमध्ये सामंजस्य करार : वनाधारित शाश्वत विकासासाठी होणार मदत (in Marathi)

जैवविविधता संवर्धन व शाश्वत विकास या संकल्पनांना सोबत घेऊन आदिवासींच्या उपजीविकेच्या उन्नतीसाठी गौण वनोपजांवर आधारित हा प्रकल्प हाती घेण्यात आला आहे.

प्रशासन व ग्रामसभा में हुआ करार अनोखी पहल : लेखा-मेंढा ग्रामसभा से ऐतिहासिक शुरुआत (in Hindi)

जैवविविधता संवर्धन व शाश्वत विकास इस संकल्पना से आदिवासियों के उपजीविका के विकास के लिए गौण वनोपज पर आधारित यह प्रकल्प शुरू किया गया है.