Food and Water

Making water use and distribution ecologically sustainable, making food accessible, safe and sustainable

This section features initiatives towards producing and making accessible safe and nutritious food, sustaining the diversity of Indian cuisine, and promoting slow food. Along with this, it carries stories on making water use and distribution ecologically sustainable and equitable, achieving decentralised conservation, retaining water as part of the commons, and democratic governance of water and wetlands.

We would like to avoid featuring purely elitist food fads even if they pertain to healthy or organic food, and expensive technological water solutions that have no relevance for the majority of people.

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

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,”

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.

Fish on their plate, money in their wallet

The low-cost eco-friendly aquaculture model reboots rural economies and reduces people’s vulnerability.

Millet Mission : कोदो-कुटकी-रागी की समर्थन मूल्य खरीदी जोरों पर (in Hindi)

मिलेट्स का उत्पादन बढ़ाने, उन्नत तकनीक, किसानों को प्रशिक्षण, उच्च क्वालिटी बीज और सीड बैंक की मदद के लिए इंडियन इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ़ मिलेट रिसर्च हैदराबाद और छत्तीसगढ़ के 14 मिलेट उत्पादक जिलों के बीच एमओयू साइन हुआ

Students of Kochi school prepare carbon-neutral feast

The students avoided chemicals and the use of electronic objects that harm the ozone layer, while they promoted homestead farming.

Towards making Pune a no-waste city

The small steps taken in the form of individual projects can readily scale up to cover neighbourhoods across multiple cities

Barking up the right tree: a note on plant identification techniques and their relevance to knowledge

To instill value into the various ‘areas’ of knowledge, which are actually one and interconnected, beginning with the first steps in the identification of plants