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.

The Indian urban forager is discovering flavours of edible weeds

Urban Indian foragers discover bursts of flavour in tangles of weeds as wild fritters, cutlets and soups become a delicious side effect of the lockdown.

How a tribal village in Damoh fought for its land and rejuvenated it

About 25,000 people participated in the Yatra, marching from Gwalior to Delhi to make a statement about their Forest Rights.

Kerala farmer bags India Biodiversity Award 2021

He conserves a wide array of around 200 tuber crops

Self sufficiency in the times of Covid-19

27 percent of the total relief package amount was retained within the local economy with 'local production - local consumption'.

आदिवासियों की उम्मीद थे देबजीत सारंगी (in Hindi)

आदिवासियों से सीखते हुए वे परंपरागत ज्ञान पर आधारित उनकी आजीविकाओं को पुनर्जीवित करने की कोशिश कर रहे थे।

Remembering Debjeet Sarangi, Defender of Adivasi Knowledge and Heritage

Using modern science and knowledge to explore and support local practices and wisdom.

The Kondh way of life: A tribute to Debjeet Sarangi

For him, the Kondh way of life was an ethical and environmentally responsible lifestyle.

Woman Quits Job, Helps Over 2,000 Himalayan Farmers Increase Earnings ‘Organically’

A former software professional's journey to start Himalaya2Home, a direct partnership channel that works with organic farmers in Uttarakhand.

Self help is the best help – Indigenous farmers stand strong against economic slowdown

An initiative to sell local produce has enabled the farmer groups to access diverse local markets in a decentralized manner