मध्य प्रदेश के सिंगरौली जिले के एक छोटे से गांव गोडबहरा में अधिकांश लोगों की आजीविका कृषि और खेती पर निर्भर करती है. गांव में समुदाय अपनी आजीविका को प्रभावित करने वाले कठोर जलवायु परिवर्तन के साथ तालमेल नहीं बिठा पाए. इसका समाधान किसी के पास नहीं था तभी, फूलमती और उनके पति ने केंद्रीकृत नर्सरी स्थापित करने का फैसला किया. जिससे गांव के लोगों को एक निरंतर स्रोत और कृषि के लिए एक अधिक स्थायी मोर्चा प्राप्त करने में मदद मिल पाई.
Like it is rightly said, women can’t be recognised only on one day, this needs to be done every day. When International Women’s Day is around the corner, however, it is the day to celebrate women, have them thrive and empower them to march through! And that is why this day has gathered significant importance over the years.
In India, the impact has been felt in the urban cities as well as rural India. While a lot has been discussed about the urban impact, effect on jobs, businesses, and mental health of people; not much has been talked about the impact in rural India.
As a resident of Godbahra village in Sarai Tehsil, Madhya Pradesh, Foolmati Panika would tell you that by launching a large-scale livelihood business, how she created a greater impact by enhancing the local economy. She is now maintaining her own nursery resolutely that can nurture 40,000 saplings as she enters her tenth month of pregnancy.
Threats and coercion cannot dwindle vaccine hesitancy. People are getting vaccinated out of “fear” of discontinuation of social security schemes and not out of fear of the virus. It is important to spread awareness around vaccines and to win the trust of the community.
In India, rice has been considered auspicious and a symbol of prosperity and success since ancient times. For thousands of tribal and underprivileged women in Nayagram block of Bengal’s Jhargram district, caught in a cycle of Maoist violence and poverty, the cultivation of organic indigenous rice varieties has brought hope and prosperity.
Several farmers in Darbha block of the district are growing creeper vegetables by building machans with wood and wires. The farmers who have taken up the trellis method of vegetable cultivation are finding it a profitable venture, writes Deepanwita Gita Niyogi