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.

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

Vedanthangal – Protecting our Future

Children and youth protest against the denotification of Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary by making art

Young Farmers in Ladakh: The Future of Our Food

Growing ranks of youngsters are returning to Ladakh to contribute to a new form of progress.

The Water Managers in Kibber

The irrigation technique is passed on from mother to daughter, from the time little girls start helping in the fields.

Uttarakhand women end water woes on their own; revive dry water springs

Women from the village made recharge pits, check dams, bunds and planted trees in the recharge zone of the spring

आत्मनिर्भर खेती की ओर (in Hindi)

किसानों ने सैकड़ों पीढ़ियों से तरह-तरह के गुणधर्म वाले देसी बीज तैयार किए हैं।

Productive Efficiency Of Traditional Multiple Cropping Systems Compared To Monocultures Of Seven Crop Species: A Benchmark Study

These family farms support cereals, fruit trees, tuber plants, vines, herbs, and vertebrate and invertebrate fauna

Digital tool to monitor groundwater

Women can lead the efforts to strengthen resilience during drought-like situations