Local paddy varieties pushed to brink of disappearance
After the dam was built, farmers began to abandon planting of this paddy as the fields often got flooded when there were freak rains in a year.
Is permaculture a real solution to agricultural distress?
Ensuring food security and diversity of food, seed security, nurturing of the ecosystem and, more importantly, protecting health of communities.
Making dam water reach the farmer
"We pushed large dams, not irrigation. But this has to change.”
Even More Starkly, We See How Liberal Democracies are Unjust
In these seven decades, we should have worked towards building power at village level, so that villagers are the local key decision-makers.
Plastic ban in J&K opens door for revival of wicker crafts
“If the government takes a firm decision that the ban on plastic, will be strictly implemented, our craft can give rise to an important industry..."
माणसं तोडत राहिलो तर चळवळी मोठ्या होणार कशा?- डाॅ.आ.ह.साळुंखे (in Marathi)
जो आपल्या विचारांचा नाही तो आपल्या विचारांचा व्हावा असे वाटत असेल तर त्यांच्याशी अत्यंत प्रेमाने संवाद साधत राहायला हवे.
World Biodiversity Day: Why language should not be forgotten
“Tribal languages are a treasure trove of knowledge about a region’s flora, fauna and medicinal plants,"
No country for regulation – of genetically engineered crops
Unapproved and illegal GMOs are just appearing in farmers’ fields and the produce entering the food chain... lacking deterrent action.
Resistance Is Fertile – The Emerging Alternative Political Discourse in the Indian Parliamentary Elections
People and communities need empowerment to govern and manage their lives, and also to make the state accountable & transparent.