Care for cover
A highway in Karnataka stands testimony to the efforts invested by a couple in the environment
Has lifting subsidies depressed fertiliser use?
A survey reveals that while using fertilisers, farmers are seldom guided by their price alone.
The Bilirangan Temple Sanctuary in Karnataka bristles with angry Soligas. Their sustenance denied, the tribals deliberate their next move
A motley crew of forest protectors
In Karnataka's Kodagu district, a group of people battling timber traders trying to exploit their region's virgin forests has earned the wrath of …
Project brings cheap cement to the village
Narasimharaju's dream of providing inexpensive cement for rural use will come true when his plant starts production later this year.
Seeds of progress
An NGO in Karnataka is endeavouring to make poor farmers self-reliant in managing and sustaining land development projects in Kolar district
Schooled in self-rule
What do tribal children living in Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka learn at school? Take pride in what they are, reports NITIN SETHI
Panchayat s in Karnataka can now gauge rainfall
Villagers in Bidar have taken up the cudgels against industrialists
and lax state officials responsible for turning this backward district
An Army Captain-turned-farmer traces the silk route to success
The poisoning of the Tungabhadra
Once again, shoals of dead fish were beached on the banks of the Tungabhadra, in Karnataka's Dharwad district, earlier this year. Most people …
When alienation ruins
Sandalwood smuggling, epitomised by Veerappan, has become a collective phenomenon involving entire villages, which even the ban on sandalwood …
Tribals solve problems through self - reliance
The Budakattu Krishikara Sangha, with its emphasis on people-oriented strategies, has improved tremendously the lot of the tribals in and around …
Bullock cart in its new avatar
Ideal for carrying agricultural produce and transport in rural areas
Scientists in Dharwad, Karnataka, develop coloured cotton, organically
Villegers blueprint their own development
MYRADA moves a step forward in rural appraisal programmes, emphasising the necessity of involving villagers in their own development.
Breaking the rural barrier
The Centre for Application of Science and Technology to Rural Areas, set up in 1974, was a bold effort at bringing appropriate technology to the …
Helping children find work at home
Gramashrama, a children-based organisation in Karnataka, is trying to understand the causes of migration and prevent the exodus of youngsters …
By book or by crook..
... has been the motto of an erring plant in Karnataka. But
recently, the local fisherfolk scored a victory by forcing it to agree to install an …
A lost name, a vanishing ecosystem
In the Kannada language, the word kere means a man-made or natural water tank, and the word for the numeral nine is ombhatthu , pronounced …
From miracle cures to holistic development
A doctor whose aim once was to treat poor patients, now helps Soliga tribals to assert their rights and choose their own way of development.
A survey of a World Bank-funded environment programme in Assam
Vermicompost has changed fortunes of farmers in a drought-prone Karnataka district
The private eye
Water privatisation in IT capital is taking citizens for a long ride
High on Chinese demand
Rampant illegal iron ore mining in Karnataka's Bellary district