August 5, 2020

Should India’s health infrastructure embrace traditional midwives?

Home-birth enthusiasts are rooting for the practice to be made mainstream by integrating traditional midwives, and midwifery in general, to the Indian health infrastructure.

Purnima Sah
August 4, 2020

MGNREGA can help build climate resilient future for India’s most vulnerable population

Given that 70% of India’s population still lives in rural areas, MGNREGA can help the transition to climate resilient development in India in a cost-effective manner. This task, however, is challenging.

Parvathi Preethan
August 4, 2020

Raksha Bandhan 2020: Women self-help groups in Chhattisgarh made rakhis out of cow dung and seeds

Under Bihan Yojana, 100 women belonging to 20 self-help groups in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh made special rakhis and sold them online.

Tameshwar Sinha
August 4, 2020

Monsoon floods submerge a third of Bangladesh; affect around 5 million people amid COVID-19

Bangladesh is no stranger to monsoon flooding, but the flooding this year has been the longest since the floods of 1988. One-third of the country has been submerged.

Rafiqul Islam Montu
August 1, 2020

Goat sales fail to pick up despite Bakri Eid, adding to the goat farmers’ woes

Indian goat farmers, who have been facing losses for the past several months, hoped to earn well during Bakri Eid, but their hopes were short-lived.

Divendra Singh
August 1, 2020

Fed up of administrative inaction, people of Inderha in MP’s Satna pave a road for school children

Noticing their repeated demands to officials and elected representatives for a village road is in vain, the people of Inderha hamlet in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna paved a road themselves.

Sachin Tulsa Tripathi
August 1, 2020

Masks, sanitisation, and no kissing: Sex workers have new rules for clients

Sex workers in Maharashtra are struggling to make ends meet, but not risking contracting COVID-19. They are certain sex trade will not stop, and have devised new methods to ‘stay safe’

Tanvi Deshpande
July 31, 2020

Construction debris clogging Yamuna riverbed and floodplain in Delhi, increasing flood risk

Large scale infrastructure construction debris dumped by agencies in the Yamuna river and its floodplain. In spite of orders, no action against the violators.

July 31, 2020

Auli can never be viewed as an exotic tourist destination or a wedding destination: Uttarakhand High Court

In its final order on the multimillion-dollar wedding extravaganza in eco-fragile Auli meadow last June, the high court has termed the state government’s decision to allow the mega event of Gupta brothers a ‘grave error’.

Nidhi Jamwal
July 30, 2020

In a first, Chhattisgarh’s women self-help groups facilitate record collection of sal seeds

This year in Chhattisgarh, a three-tier purchase model was activated to buy minor forest produce from tribal gatherers after the lockdown was announced in March.

Deepanwita Gita Niyogi