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Ecologies of Hope and Transformation: Post-Development Alternatives from India (2018)

The stories in the book challenge inequality, ecological damage, centralised governance, and the currently dominant model of development.

Case Studies of Alternatives (2014 - 16)

These case studies are in pdf file format.

Number crunching helps farmers manage water

“They realise that groundwater is a common resource, not private property, and hence requires collective action,”

Ping! Elephants ahead: reducing human-elephant conflict, one SMS at a time

Forest authorities registered over 35,000 mobile numbers for the pre-warning SMS alert system, apart from several local WhatsApp groups.

The story behind the Solar Village Project Solar Initiative in Tamil Nadu's Irumbai

Depending on the traffic to the search engine, the group will install a certain number of solar panels in the village.

Gutter gas fueled tea boosts chaiwala's livelihood

Can a Chai stall be run with Zero expenditure on Energy?

'Phasepardhi's and the Lesser Florican

A hunting tribe is now protecting birds, regenerating grasslands and ensuring dignified livelihoods for themselves

Reforesting the hillsides of the Himalayas

Alaap has taken on a mountain of a challenge - restoring Himalayan native forests, involving community and engaging with government

पातालकोट में बीजों की रिश्तेदारी (in Hindi)

दहिया खेती पोष्टिक अनाज के साथ खाद्य सुरक्षा भी करेगी, जैव विविधता भी बचाएगी।

Rattled by Farmer Suicides & Health Issues, Telangana Village Turns 250 Acres Organic!

If they could give up chemical pesticides, then why not switch entirely to organic and stop using chemical fertilisers as well?

Casteless & Constitutional: Pune’s Padman Had a Unique Wedding That We Can All Learn From!

For wedding presents, they insisted upon only books! - they are set to open libraries, in their respective villages in Solapur and Kolhapur

This NGO Recycles Old Clothes & Provides Free Cloth Pads To Tribal Women

Each cloth pad takes up around half a meter of material and needs to be disposed of in six months.

Making maps to protect fishing villages around Chennai

The fishermen were able to show the maps in the previous management plan as evidence that this was their workplace.

Social Media aiding Conservation of Wetlands in Kerala

Ensuring that water quality is restored will will result in positive economic returns for the tourism industry as well as local stakeholders

Why Abhyasa Vidyalayam in Vijayawada is the very definition of wholesome learning

Students do not carry heavy books to school, have a games period and at least one co-curricular activity each day!

नर्मदा घाटी के नंदूरबार जिले में जीवनशालाओं का बालमेला 2019 (in Hindi)

शिक्षकों की सोच केवल शिक्षा या बच्चों के खेलकूद तक सीमित नहीं है, उन्होंने बात की लोकशाही पर, उन्होंने बात की पर्यावण, पर्यटन पर भी ...

Weaving Transformations

In weaving carpets on a handloom is constant thought, innovation, passion, satisfaction, and dedication going into it, as well as freedom, ...

पातालकोट में बीजों की रिश्तेदारी (in Hindi)

दहिया खेती पोष्टिक अनाज के साथ खाद्य सुरक्षा भी करेगी, जैव विविधता भी बचाएगी।

Women come out of the woods: collectivisation in rural Maharashtra

Gadchiroli’s women first came together to protest mining in their forests. Now, they’re calling the shots

People’s Manifesto For a Just, Equitable, and Sustainable India (2019)

Sent to political parties in relation to the upcoming national elections...

Their Will, Their Way

Pune citizens come together to save their water resources, show ways to use water sustainably.

Clean up Drive Helps Bird species Return to Mumbai After 80 Years!

"We, as citizens, need to take up the mantle for ensuring cleaner air and healthy surroundings,”

Weaving Transformations

In weaving carpets on a handloom is constant thought, innovation, passion, satisfaction, and dedication going into it, as well as freedom, ...

'Phasepardhi's and the Lesser Florican

A hunting tribe is now protecting birds, regenerating grasslands and ensuring dignified livelihoods for themselves

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