Tamil catamarans go plastic
A new kind of fishing raft is replacing the traditional ones along the Madras coast
'Orangi is not unique, I am'
Akhtar Hameed Khan is one of Asia's foremost social organisers. The Orangi Pilot Proiect, Karachi's outstanding slum development programme, …
Standing up for water
Website review: http://www.tarahaat.com
If you are a Net-savvy villager in north India, Tarahaat.com could easily become your favourite haunt on the Web. For starters, the website …
The World Bank's new strategy for India?
Timely, but incoherent
India, and not Bharat
Why the mainstream media prefers the former, and not the farmer
A question of control
Karnataka's new panchayati raj law has sparked a debate, with the Congress government saying it gives the people more power and opposition …
West Bengal's women panchayat members have become the torchbearers of rural development programmes in the state
A travesty of justice
The new rehabilitation policy for project displaced persons is official jargon mongering
Centre eases rules for accessing watershed programme funds
States that are currently facing severe drought are the ones who have spent the least on soil conservation and water conservation
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The others too
The MeToo campaign comes at a time when women are being courted for electoral gains. Is it good or bad?
Impact of MGNREGS: household income on rise, so is agricultural productivity
In the last one decade, it has also helped increase groundwater table by virtue of implementing a range of water conservation measures
Sukhomajri's failing development model
A model Haryana village, which had pulled itself out of poverty by managing natural resources, shuns the very model of development
Why Dashrath Manjhi’s feat should be celebrated more than Pichai’s and Nadella’s
A cynical comparison between two unequal worlds
We want to ensure an NGO in every village
Anna Hazare's name is synonymous with rural development and people's power. Hazare had once again hit the headlines in May by undertaking a fast …
National parks are luxury in Third World
KRISHNA B Ghimire, who is a project coordinator with the UN Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva, has done extensive research on …
The saga of the big brother in a little village
FROM POVERTY TO PLENTY: THE STORY OF RALEGAN SIDDHI Ganesh and Vasudha Pangare Publisher: INTACH, New Delhi Price: Rs 85
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Setting an example