Settlements and Transport

Human settlements with sustainability, equity, and fulfillment. Sustainable, equitable means including non-motorised and public transport

This features both rural and urban areas, and the search to make human settlements sustainable, equitable, and fulfilling places to live and work in. This includes: sustainable architecture, localized generation of basic infrastructural, water and energy needs, urban biodiversity conservation, waste/garbage minimisation and recycling, efficiency and frugality in the use of these basics, the defense and revival of common and open spaces, participatory budgeting and planning of settlements.

We would also like to include stories of sustainable, equitable means of transport that can be accessed by all and that do not create ecological and social problems as is the case with a focus on privatized motorized transport. Stories on the promotion of public transport, cycling, walking, human/animal powered and other forms of ecologically sustainable and equitable transportation, planning for equitable access, reclaiming the roads and parking lots for public use, and so on, are featured.

Expensive, elitist models that may be ecologically sustainable but are not relevant for most people, are likely to be avoided here.

महामारी में शहीद अस्पताल की पहल (in Hindi)

सस्ता व उचित इलाज और सही जानकारी के प्रचार-प्रसार से महामारी का सामना किया।

How He Built a Sustainable Home

He has set up horticulture, solar power units, composting systems and rainwater harvesting in his home, influencing 4,000 people to go green.

झारखंडी आदिवासियों का महामारी से सामना (in Hindi)

अनेक स्थानीय भाषाओँ में वीडियो बनाए, पिक्चर कार्ड, कहानी, नुक्कड़ नाटक, नृत्य, गीत व बातचीत इत्यादि के माध्यम से भी टीकाकरण के लिए लोगों को प्रोत्साहित किया

मेघपुष्प : जीवसृष्टीचा मूळ आधार (in Marathi)

पुरुषवाडी खेड्यातील लोकांनी व तज्ज्ञांनी घेतलेल्या सामूहिक परिश्रमांमुळे पाणी टंचाईवर उपाय

Every Drop Counts: How a Village in Maharashtra Transformed Parched Land to Lush Fields

How the collective efforts of Purushwadi villagers and experts helped contain the water crisis in the village.

South India’s famous Lantana elephants to raise their trunks for conservation funds

To raise awareness and funds for elephant conservation, 75 tribal artisans worked on creating elephant models from Lantana, a weed.

महामारी में आत्मनिर्भरता की पहल (in Hindi)

थार के मरुस्थल में महिलाओं ने महामारी का मुकाबला हस्तकला से किया। उरमूल संस्था ने उन्हें मास्क बनाने, कढ़ाई, बुनाई, कशीदाकारी का प्रशिक्षण दिया।

Proto-Village: A Prototype of a Vikalp Economy

Each one can produce their food, is literate, can think mathematically, are environmentally responsible and physically fit

पेड़ लगानेवाली महिलाएं (in Hindi)

वनों की सुरक्षा के साथ आजीविका की सुरक्षा व पोषण व खाद्य सुरक्षा भी होगी