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Farmer’s Share: Towards Dignified Rural Livelihoods

How an eco-conscious community in central Kerala creates and facilitates dignified rural livelihoods based on Gram Swaraj.

What can two imaginative minds create with Wild Grass and thorny tree?

Every plant, tree and even wild grass that seems useless, can enrich our lives, create livelihoods, replace store-bought plastic and be a source of pride.

Artisan-supportive Innovative Enterpreunership in Ladakh

Creating local employment in Ladakh, a semi-nomadic entrepreneur is developing a support system for local artisans

Bamboo forest regeneration efforts planned in Chhattisgarh

The forest department has identified three types of bamboo forests to increase productivity and regenerate degraded forests.

Handmade collective goes online

... to help farmers, weavers, spinners and dyers, who are all part of the cotton value chain and were affected by the pandemic

KASKOM: Revival of Desi Cotton

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

Abolishing Handloom, Handicraft Boards during COVID-19 crisis is hasty move, reflecting govt’s neglect of sectors

The government should be supporting a traditional and informal sector that supports poorer sections across the country.

Reviving the Trinjan

An effort to empower rural women and reimagine their agency through revival of art and craft of weaving in Punjab

Kuruba shepherds lose their security blanket

In some villages, women have formed ‘self-help-groups’ to collectively try and generate better incomes from Deccani wool.