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.

Teachers of the future: Teachers’ Voices from an urban school farming project (The Ragi Project)

Teachers' voices on the impact of an urban school farming project (The Ragi Project) - on the teachers and on their teaching

Farmer’s Share: Towards Dignified Rural Livelihoods

How an eco-conscious community in central Kerala creates and facilitates dignified rural livelihoods based on Gram Swaraj.

The Seed Savers of Sahyadri School (KFI), Pune

A documentary on the conservation of indigenous seeds by Sahyadri School, KFI, Khed, Pune, in the western state of Maharashtra in India.

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।

Water-powered generators bring electricity to Nagaland

An initiative to electrify villages in remote areas of Nagaland with water-powered generators has improved livelihoods and resilience to climate change

How Women In Himachal Are Growing Healthier Crops Using ‘Zero Budget’ Farming Techniques

Another woman farmer practicing natural farming has motivated 150 other women farmers (now part of cooperative farming)

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।

नया सांचा, पुराना ढ़ांचा? (in Hindi)

किसानों ने मल्चिंग के लिए बांस के पत्तों के इस्तेमाल को यह कह कर नकार दिया कि उनके इलाके में मिलनेवाले बांस के पत्ते ज़हरीले होते हैं।

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.