Andhra Pradesh
KASKOM: Revival of Desi Cotton

Kaskom - connecting the Khadi people across the country to work with Indigenous (desi) cotton.

Can Andhra Pradesh’s ambitious plan to stop the use of chemicals in farms succeed?

Natural farming has improved yields in some areas but scaling it up to cover the entire state requires Rs 17,000 crore.

Smart Water Management

The Centre needs to incentivise and facilitate state governments to move towards participatory irrigation management

Malkha: The Freedom Fabric

Malkha is rooted in scaling up sustainable, ecologically friendly formats of processing cotton and yarn and seeks the ultimate goal of linking producers directly to buyers.

Tribal farmer plugs into the sun

Munuswamy of Uranduru village, Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), is the first to get a solar-powered farm connection in A.P.

A one-stop Store for Millets

An assortment of great millet, finger millet, sorghum, ragi, korra, and a host of other coarse grains are now available for the health conscious. Ground millets are also available.

Our Local Santha (Farmers’ Market)

This is the story of how a local farmers' market was born in an arid corner of Rayalseema...

Weaving a revolution, one piece at a time

The malkha process explores an alternative to the present situation where both farmers and weavers are dependent on spinning mills, a way in which both farmers and weavers could benefit from each other, and in which spinning could also become a rural occupation. It is the missing link in a fully rural cotton textile industry using local raw material and local skills. Not only would it create more employment, the links between farming and local production would strengthen rural society both socially and politically.

The key to the handloom crisis

By placing all components of textile production in the hands of weavers and artisans, the Malkha intervention seeks to make them autonomous owners of their means of livelihood.