How local democracy is solving water issues in southern Rajasthan

"One of the reasons for opting for this approach is the relatively low cost of these community ponds - it cost a 10th of one under NREGA."

Thaalam - Rhythm Of The Nation

At the annual boat race in Kerala, not one of the team of 150 is a professional athlete. Yet they find their rhythm and row as one. How?

‘Giving land tenure rights to commons can prevent degradation’

“Commons are not only a safety net but provide the foundation for agriculture and livestock production systems. "

Insect-eating bird population drops in heavily extracted Himalayan oak forests

Encourage local communities to capitalise on the increased bird tourism in Uttarakhand by setting up homestays ...

महिला किसानों की पहाड़ी खेती (in Hindi)

जलवायु बदलाव के दौर में पहाड़ी इलाकों में परंपरागत खेती की पुनः वापिसी हुई है। जैव विविधता और पर्यावरण का संरक्षण हुआ है। महिला सशक्तीकरण हुआ है।

Kutch’s Wagad or Kala cotton: Back from the (almost) dead

Desi cotton could replace a majority of the area that is currently under American cotton, in light of climate change-related weather vagaries...

Number crunching helps farmers manage water

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

Bhovi - traditional well diggers in Bengaluru

It is the Bhovi community that is helping dig, clean and maintain all these wells across Bengaluru.

An emerging wave of environmental politics

A catchy song, a hybrid of rap, folk, Carnatic and Tamil film music. The effort is priceless; the concern is deep.

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