February 22, 2023

A day in the life of: A district coordinator

With the lockdown extended, food supplies and livelihoods are emerging as key areas of concern in rural districts. Local administration and nonprofits are working together to help resolve some of these issues.
February 22, 2023

NREGA in the times of COVID-19

As migrant workers return to their villages, rural India’s dependence on NREGA is likely to increase. Here’s how it can effectively reduce rural distress.
February 22, 2023

Coping with Covid-19? Options before small, marginal farmers of rainfed regions

The global crisis due to Covid-19 has hit after reaching in western Europe. India’s response to curtail the spread of the disease was quite decisive. It announced a Janata curfew on the March 22, followed by a complete national lockdown from the midnight of March 24.
February 22, 2023

A key arsenal in rural India’s pandemic fight

With migrant labour back in their hometowns, gram panchayats can strengthen containment measures in the interiors
February 22, 2023

Non-profits extend helping hand to poor people during Covid-19 lockdown

With the imposition of the 21-day lockdown to prevent the deadly Coronavirus from spreading, rural masses, migrant labourers and daily wage earners are facing huge problems in accessing food.
February 22, 2023

Joining the battle against Covid-19

As corona virus 'travels' to rural areas, PRADAN ramps up its response by training tribals and marginalised women.
February 22, 2023

As corona virus ‘travels’ to rural areas, NGO begins training tribals, marginalised women

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared corona virus a pandemic. Originating from Wuhan in China, it has traversed the entire globe, almost, and claimed more than 16,000 lives already. That’s largely the urban population. In India, despite all the preparedness and war-like promptness to safeguard against the pandemic, several lives have been lost , and hundreds of individuals have tested positive.
February 22, 2023

Entrepreneurship: the key to revitalising agriculture

Lessons from an initiative to increase farm productivity by promoting a community-based model of agricultural advisory services.
February 22, 2023

Does NREGA work for women?

Putting women at the front and center of NREGA not only makes it more effective and transparent, but also changes societal perceptions of what women can and cannot do.
February 22, 2023

Post-Covid challenge for rural India: 12 crore migrants face ‘bleak’ future in cities

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has infected more than 5.1 million people out of which more than 330 thousand people died. Most of the countries are either under nation-wide or localised lockdown with more than half of the global population confined within their homes. Rest of the countries are also following many restrictive measures to avoid spreading of the virus.
February 10, 2020

How to double farmers’ incomes – Business Standard

In a country as vast and diverse as India, it will require a variety of development approaches to bring the benefits of growth and prosperity to all agriculturalists
December 16, 2019

Bora Baandh initiative of Ghaghra farmers

December 11, 2019

Indigenous paddy cultivation in Kharika Mathani: Anandabazar Patrika, Jhargram

November 27, 2019

How to End Delhi’s Pollution

The issue of air pollution across northern India, especially in the cities and towns of the Gangetic basin, has assumed the magnitude of a national calamity. Over 50 million people in Delhi-NCR are directly affected, with the air quality index plummeting to “severe”.