Health and Hygiene

Healthcare for all, focusing on preventive, diverse systems of health and medicine

This section features stories of initiatives ensuring healthcare for all. These are based on approaches that help prevent ill-health in the first place, including the provision of nutritional food, enabling an environment that is healthy, and so on. They include ensuring access to curative facilities to those who have conventionally not had such access. And they have stories of synergizing various health systems, traditional and modern, bringing back into popular use the diverse systems from India and outside including indigenous/folk medicine, nature cure, Ayurvedic, Unani and other such systems, and other holistic or integrative approaches. Community-based management and control of healthcare and hygiene, and ensuring accountability of the state’s responsibility towards citizens in health, would be part of the stories featured here.

Vruksha Ayurveda Farming: Developing Healthy Plants that Produce Healthy Food

When people were connected with land and agriculture, it had a healthy bearing on our cultural sensibilities.

Solid waste management: Why integrating informal sector is a must

There is an urgent need to frame and implement a uniform waste-picker welfare law that recognises and integrates them into the waste management chain.

At 75, is India behaving like a responsible elder? Its ecological record does not indicate it is…

How can livelihood security and dignity be ensured for hundreds of millions of people in ways that also ensure ecological security?

कोल्हापुरात आहे प्रदूषणमुक्तीचे आदर्श मॉडेल; धुण्याची चावी, तलाव (In Marathi)

रंकाळा परिसरातील धुण्याची चावी हे एक बदलत्या काळातही प्रदूषणमुक्तीचे आदर्श मॉडेल म्हणून ओळखले जाते

At 89 & 71, Amazing Grandmas Run a Gorgeous, Successful Farm Stay With Fresh Food

To bring back the greenery by developing a food forest, harvesting crops and building a farm stay for their guests

Meet Lakshmy Das – a young community worker pushing sustainable practices in Kumily

MHM sessions are conducted for small groups, highlighting the cultural taboos associated with menstruation, guidance on how to maintain hygiene during menstruation...

In Ahmednagar, residents of a slum design their own homes

"... Just asking the communities that they are building for, how is it that they imagine their home to look?”

The Art of Getting by – COVID-19 and Self-reliance

How a spontaneous switch to a barter economy saved a little hamlet in the Sundarbans during lockdown

महामारी में फुटपाथ की जिंदगी (in Hindi)

दिल्ली के हाशिये पर रहनेवाले जरूरतमंद लोगों का दुख-दर्द साझा किया, उनके भोजन, राशन और इलाज में मदद की।