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.
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.
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.