Vikalp Sangam in the News

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Vikalp Sangam Reports

Sangams or physical gatherings bring together organizations, individuals, networks and movements who have worked at practical or conceptual levels on…

Bottling cold pressed groundnut oil

Cold-pressed groundnut oil being bottled at Dharani (an initiative of the Timbaktu Collective, Ananthapur in Telangana). The Collective believes that smallholder farmers need to engage with the market as a strong collective of members.

Solidarity in Maintaining Ecological Integrity and Resilience

Mumbai's citizens from all walks of life join forces - urban and adivasi youth lead protests against the metro car shed to be located within the Aarey forest.

Return of traditional crops at Chizami village, Nagaland

चिज़ामी (नागालैंड) गांव में महिलाएँ पौष्टिक अनाजों की परंपरागत खेती कर रही हैं। देसी बीजों का दस्तावेजीकरण भी कर रही हैं। Women farmers of Chizami, Nagaland meet up (their local seeds stored in baskets in the background).

Sustainable Energy

Installation of equipment for Solar power at an NGO, Students Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh, that has done path-breaking work in the field of Education.

Creativity and Innovation

Developed by M N Dinesh and Peter Bakos, this electric-powered Mobile Multi-Deck Grader is a portable machine that separates agricultural harvest according to size, providing cleaned grains and fetching higher prices for the farmer.

Direct and Delegated Democracy

Communities are actively engaged in building local governance institutions like Mahagram sabha (a federation of 86 village assemblies in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, whose meeting in Mar. 2018 is depicted here) by revisiting traditional systems.

A pond, a community and a forest fair – The story of Mesar Van Kautik

Food festivals, trail running and mini-marathons, yoga camps, story-telling sessions and bird-watching walks lead up to Mesar Van Kautik.