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.

Millet farming brings nutrition, financial security for women farmers in Bihar

"At one time I couldn’t even ride a bicycle and now I drive a scooty,” she says with a gentle laugh.

सतपुड़ा की घाटी में हरियाली (in Hindi)

आदिवासियों की पेड़ लगाने की पहल से न केवल हरियाली बढी है, उनकी खाद्य सुरक्षा हुई है, आमदनी बढ़ी है। इससे महामारी में बड़ा सहारा मिला है।

How women from Bihar tackled COVID 19 by building food systems

Tribal communities have conserved native seeds, adapted to the soil and local climatic conditions.

Banswara’s migrant tribal labourers are now proud organic farmers

Tribal farmers are now becoming torch bearers of organic cultivation in the state where the government is pushing for zero-budget farming to increase farmers’ income and restore soil health and fertility.

पहाड़ी महिलाओं की आत्मनिर्भर खेती (in Hindi)

पलायन से उजड़ती खेती को महिलाओं ने पुनर्जीवित किया, खाद्य सुरक्षा के साथ आमदनी भी बढ़ाई। सामाजिक व खेती से जुड़े कई मुद्दों पर आवाज उठाई।

Community Forest Rights & The Pandemic: Gram Sabhas Lead the Way (in Malayalam)

Empowerment of villagers to govern and manage local natural resources can sustain economies!

महामारी में फुलवारी के पलते बच्चे (in Hindi)

महामारी के दौरान फुलवारी से बच्चों को पोषण मिला। यहां की रसोई से गर्भवती महिलाओं व जरूरतमंद मजदूरों को भी भोजन मिला।

The Right of Passage

A Graphic Novel - The river nurtures us, nourishes us; we must fight for her right to flow!

When springs dry up in the hills, PSI brings them back

" ... a rejuvenation of springs programme, not just to conserve the water culture of Uttarakhand but also to ensure that villagers received an augmented water supply,”