Reviving traditional water bodies, and not environmentally-unsustainable mega projects which are expensive, is the most viable solution to deal with water scarcity in parched lands like Bundelkhand.
In this press release, activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh describes the life of Somanna, an amazing tribal leader who, unfairly denied the Rajyotsava award at the last minute (after having been shortlisted for it), was awarded a crowd-funded ‘Janarajyotsava’ award instead. Congratulations, Somanna!
As conventional farming techniques such as monocropping and the high use of fertilisers are proving ineffective in the face of climate change, some farmers in India are beginning to turn to mixed and organic cropping for their many benefits. This article takes a look at the techniques used in one mixed-crop, organic farm in southern Karnataka and advocates for the return to such farming methods.
In 1970-75, during the construction of the Kabini dam, farmers not only had lost their lands in the submerged area but also had lost multiple varieties of millets, pulses and vegetable seed treasure. ‘ Pipal tree’ is engaged with farmers to assist them to reconstruct their livelihoods, to reclaim their rights and sovereignty over seed…
In 2003, the Cauvery Family, an initiative involving stakeholders in both states, came close to a breakthrough, but the lack of government support killed it. From Scroll.in.
In this original CSA article, L.C. Channaraj explains the benefits of intercropping red gram with cotton, as learned in a pilot project conducted by Pipal Tree helping farmers in southern Karnataka.
One writer examines the Adivasi way of life and suggests that instead of “going back” into the past, adopting their sustainable values and practices could be a way of going forward into the future. From Local Futures.