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.
Forty Names of Clouds
Traditional desert dwellers, traveling mostly on foot, have an innate knowledge of this vast and differentiated land. They map it in inches
Heritage in every grain
"We give each farmer (signing a pledge to use organic methods) two kilos of seed; they bring double the quantity back the next year, ”
Chandigarh’s first organic market has grown and spread
“We know the farmers well enough to have faith in their produce and other allied processed products,”
Youngster sets up zero-budget millet hotel, says should return to older eating habits
Millets need less water to grow and live on whatever rainwater they receive.
Organic Food Is a Topic of Much Debate, but What Does “Eating Organic” Really Mean?
A bottom-up movement is essential therefore to apply pressure on the powers-that-be at least over a period of a few decades.
Peeling away traditional Rajasthani cooking
On using peels, seeds, pits and even watermelon rinds to make dishes ranging from subzi (cooked vegetable) to fried snacks.
‘Seed bags’ to promote indigenous varieties in Agency
As many as 170 farmers in three of Andhra Pradesh's districts will take up sowing diverse seed varieties in half-acre of land each in kharif 2018.
Uttarakhand govt. to purchase millets, food grains directly from farmers
Apart from benefiting farmers, the scheme would also benefit thousands of school going children.