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.
India is set for a period of rapid, sustained growth in energy demand: how could this re-shape the global energy scene? This comprehensive analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA) assesses the multiple challenges and opportunities facing India as it develops the resources and infrastructure to meet its energy needs.
A remote Indian village in Ladakh is responding to global warming-induced water shortages by creating large masses of ice, or “artificial glaciers,” to get through the dry spring months. From National Geographic.