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 आत्मनिर्भरता की पहल

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

Turning obstacle into opportunity in Tamil Nadu

Varadharajapuram village, which currently powers only its street lights, will soon save nearly Rs.1 lakh in electricity bills.

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.

Location, Port Design Could Spell Doom for Turtles at Galathea Bay: Experts

The NBWL has denotified Galathea Bay wildlife sanctuary for an “international shipment project”, with no mitigation plan in sight.

People power to clean up Pune river, bit by bit

The streams are providing cleaner water to the river and the perception of locals has also changed.

युवाओं की कहानियां (in Hindi)

संकलित कहानियां समाज में आशा और उम्मीद जगाने की हैं

लोकशाही की नींव की लडाई (in Hindi)

ग्रामसभा याने गांव का विधिमंडल. और वयम् वाले कहते हैं ऐसा सचमुच हो सकता है.