It is important to understand the factors that hinder investment in manufacturing in rural areas.
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By Rajeshwari Sharma*, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal In the run up to Durga Puja, many farmers of Bengal swap their sickles with bamboos and ropes. The hands of the people who till land and sow crops t...
These rustic treats pack oodles of flavour.
Women of self-help groups in Gujarat’s Gir region are winning the battle against regressive social customs.
The challenge lies in making the community comprehend the necessity to conserve groundwater…
Villagers are literally struggling to keep their heads above the water.
An untapped business opportunity.
Shrinkage, siltation and ecological degradation are taking a toll on Kashmir's largest flood basin.
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An innovative solution to water scarcity due to reduced snowfall and receding glaciers.
Welcome to the Michael Jackson Dance Academy in Chitrakoot.
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Active promotion is needed.
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Tapping into the buzz around Bakri Eid.
They’re building toilets and encouraging others to follow suit too.
They can also stem distress migration.
She’s also helping to uplift other women in her village.
There’s been a 21% increase in private sanitation coverage as a result says new study.
An initiative in rural Madhya Pradesh is bridging learning gaps through stories.
Farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions expect poor crop yield due to incorrect forecasting.
Views on caste partly explain India’s development paradox.
Benefits range from making better earnings to learning how to apply bridal makeup.
So far, they’ve stopped 68 such marriages and are changing mindsets too.
Grassroots interventions are planting the seeds of change in tribal-dominated areas.
The practice prevents girls as well as boys from reaching their full potential.
Shivali village in Palghar district passed a resolution against the practice.
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Rediscover the joys of a simple life
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Women are taking the lead.
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Sustainable farming is picking up pace.
Social factors as well as farming practices provide clues.
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Kids’ groups and panchayats are making a difference in Murshidabad.
The once neglected fruit is witnessing a huge revival.