‘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. "
From Lodhi Garden to your dining table: Foraging for food in New Delhi
“Most of the plants dismissed as weeds are edible and we don’t even know it. We walk past them every day ..."
Bhimashankar Tribes Take Destiny in Hand
Empowered local villagers are curbing hunting and tree cutting, protecting forest-grown vegetables and native trees and their seeds
Odisha tribal women start info centre to fight for individual, community forest rights, pending for several years
They harnessed their intimate traditional knowledge of the forest and plant species to increase the forest cover and brought streams back to life.
Towards radical democracy in India
Representatives' obligations would include highly constrained ‘delegated’ responsibility whereby they are subject to clear mandates given by the de...
एकमेव मार्ग (in Marathi)
"पेसा व वन अधिकार कायद्याच्या प्रभावी अंमलबजावणी शिवाय, व गाव-गणराज्य ग्राम सभा निर्माणाशिवाय मार्ग नाही"
The Only Way Ahead
The only way ahead now is effective implementation of FRA and PESA and recognition of village self rule through the gram sabha
Raahgiri Day turns '1'!
On November 16, 2014, “Raahgiri Day – Apni Rahen, Apni Azaadi” completed 1 year in Gurgaon. It has been a commendable journey with thousands partic...
Traditional Water Harvesting Structure
"A majority of the water harvesting structures constructed by TBS in Alwar district of Rajasthan were private assets and not community assets. Eve...