Linking up to stay afloat
People affected by an irrigation project in Rajasthan are not only speaking out collectively against the insensitivity, they are teaming up with …
Spirited ruin of a village
Effluents from a liquor factory in Banka district spell doom for many villages around the unit and also pollute the Ganga.
Official doublespeak stumps Udaipur villagers
An Udaipur NGO has been summoned to court because a community hall it helped the residents of Vasu village set up allegedly encroaches on …
Will women in panchayats change Bengal?
West Bengal is making what could be another step towards village self-rule, where villagers, including women, will decide what is best for them, …
Rajstan tribals return to herbal healing
Jagaran, a voluntary body is seeking to re-establish traditional herbal medicines in an impoverished tribal area in Udayapur district.
Transforming a Karachi slum into a tidy suburb
The success of various programmes initiated under a pilot project in Orangi, a Karachi slum, has inspired its leader to predict the squatter …
The grapes of growth
After setting the trend of grape cultivation in Sangli district, Ganapathyrao Mhetre is all set to introduce organic farming techniques
A dying tradition
Dearth of knowledge has frustrated attempts to revive a traditional but viable method of making iron.
"No" to sweet poison
Vexed with Hoechst
Backward Bihar villagers receive healthcare from barefoot 'first aid physicians'
In black and white, but..
Dharamitra, a Wardha-based organisation, has been working on many projects and, with active participation of the local people, is ensuring a …
Under the umbrella
A residential school in Chamtagora has relieved the anxieties of migrant workers native to the area, who spend most of the year away from their …
A never-ending battle
After four years and innumerable trips to courts of justice, Kodaikanal's skyline may not look very different. But for the Palani Hills …
Vote for the environment
Villagers in Bidar have taken up the cudgels against industrialists
and lax state officials responsible for turning this backward district
Ungreening the revolution
A programme initiated with much drum-beating, the green revolution has not just backfired but even eroded traditional systems of farming. Farmers …
Reviving rustic remedies
Ayurveda gets a shot in the arm in this unique NGO experiment
The dense Melaghar forests in Tripura that were destroyed during the Bangladesh war have been revived through the efforts of the Acharya Jagdish …
Taken for granted
A village betrayed
The people of Salehpur get a raw deal from the forest department of Haryana in return for the services rendered by them
An Army Captain-turned-farmer traces the silk route to success
Dirty RIVER blues
Children of Delhi rediscover Yamuna. And see how everything is being done to reduce it to a drain
A novel project in Kerala tries to introduce a sanitation technology that promises a cleaner and healthier environment