A Paradigm Beyond “Development” Text: Dr. Bitasta Das Illustrations: Manimekhala Yajaman Sociologically, “development” is the degree of economic growth and
oil is a finite resource and the soil in one of the farms in Kookalthorai, Nilgiris has lost its nutrients, very close to being dead because of overuse of chemicals and monocropping. The farmers can harvest for just a few more years and they’ll soon run out of the soil. Some drastic measures need to be taken … Continue readingSoil Health And Chemical Farming
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)
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The Nilgiris mountain range in South India is home to India’s first biosphere and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Behind the thick green and biodiversity, however, different pictures emerge and all is not well with the region. … Continue readingOn The Ground In The Nilgiris