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August 31, 2020

Lockdown! Experiences from Odisha

#Jeetenge Hum! PRADAN professionals approached the challenges that the pandemic brought with it by ensuring food for those who had none, motivating villagers to access government schemes, finding innovative solutions for all, including the landless, is a testimony to the buoyancy of the human spirit
August 31, 2020

Impact of the Lockdown on the Rural Women of Odisha

August 31, 2020

A Journey of 44 Months: Tribals of Boriguda Claim their Rights to their Forest Land

Understanding the Forest Rights Act, the villagers of Boriguda, led by the women members of the SHGs there, have begun the process of claiming their rights to the forest lands, on and near which they have been living for centuries
August 27, 2020

The Changing Farmlands of Darbha

August 10, 2020

A Painful Journey of Hunger, Unfulfilled Promises and Shattered Hopes

Now when we look back, we wonder what strength they (migrants) carried. What light at the end of the tunnel could they see? Was it the hope that if not their cities, then their villages will look after them? Or, what is it the pain of broken and unfulfilled promises? Or, what is it just a dire need of sustaining their hunger
July 31, 2020

Checking Migration, Providing Sustainable Livelihood – MGNREGA goes beyond Employment

Decentralised participatory planning through MGNREGA to create durable livelihood assets like farm ponds, orchards, etc, has helped the farmers to increase their livelihood baskets and stopped distressed migration
July 31, 2020

Agriculture Interventions with the Tribals in Bastar: Priorities in the Wake of the Pandemic

Turning a global crisis into an opportunity to attract and retain the youth of the villages, who had been migrating to cities in search of work so far, the PRADAN team in Bastar district is motivating villagers to look at different options such as growing vegetables in their homesteads and animal husbandry as well as creating forward market linkages as viable options to sustain themselves
July 30, 2020

Swadesh in Bastar: How Lift Irrigation Changed Lives in Kelaur Village

Recognizing the importance of having a perennial source of water when planning any agricultural activity and change, the SHG women of Kelaur, supported by PRADAN and government departments, installed solar energy-powered water pumps, leading them to cultivating vegetables and fruit in their homesteads, which brought about a sea change in their economic status and self-sufficiency
July 17, 2020

Agriculture and MGNREGA as Rural Livelihoods amidst Covid-19

Using the provisions under MGNREGA to gainfully engage the thousands of migrant labour, who are fleeing big cities and returning to their villages, is a productive way to turn the global crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic into an opportunity for creating assets that support rural livelihoods and lead to self-sufficiency.
June 29, 2020

River Rejuvenation: A Theoretical Understanding

Rain-fed rivers usually run dry in the months before the monsoon season. Rejuvenating a river is a complex, highly skilled and an essential process in order to sustain life and livelihoods all along its banks.