Introducing Rain Fed Agricultural Systems

Diversity is the one word that characterises the rainfed agricultural areas of India, spread over 77 million hectares of the country. Diversity of the cultures and cuisines of the indigenous communities that live there. Diversity of flora and fauna. Diversity of crops and cropping patterns. And diversity in topography, rainfall patterns and soils. … Continue readingIntroducing Rain Fed Agricultural Systems

People And Water – A Global Concern With Localised Solutions

By Nayantara Lakshman

The ownership of water preservation and conservation is not only for indigenous and rural communities, but also for all of us who live in larger towns and cities. It is in fact us who consume more than needed, simply because we seldom witness the element of scarcity as our taps always provide more than enough water.

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How Gram Sabha Are Putting Power Back In The Hands Of The Communities, One Issue At a Time

The trees of Saranda Forests in Jharkhand are no longer felled unsupervised. The people of the village judicially use the forest resources, such as firewood, fruits, and medicinal herbs. The forest is now protected from unprecedented exploitation … Continue readingHow Gram Sabha Are Putting Power Back In The Hands Of The Communities, One Issue At a Time

Raju And Kantharaju From Tannenahalli In Tumkur District Of Karnataka (Transcript)

Kantharaju: Farmers’ story is just this, if it rains we can harvest else there is nothing, we face
drought, the farmer has to do something to survive. We are not able to cover basic farming costs,
manure, labour, tractor hiring, the costs are too high. With all of this, the farmer can never prosper.
He has been fighting nonstop but has not found … Continue readingRaju And Kantharaju From Tannenahalli In Tumkur District Of Karnataka (Transcript)