The government needs to step up its ‘gau-seva’ game.
Village Square is an integrated communications initiative that seeks to inform, analyze, engage and promote rural India among the digitally empowered.
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...
29/09/2017 9:47 AM IST
Under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), each MP was responsible for developing three villages, but have they managed?
28/09/2017 9:07 AM IST
By Abhijit Mohanty*, Niyamgiri Hills, Odisha The Dongria Kondhs of Odisha, one of India's vulnerable tribal groups, have been living in the foothills of the Niyamgiri hill range—which spans acro...
27/09/2017 9:23 AM IST
Women of self-help groups in Gujarat’s Gir region are winning the battle against regressive social customs.
26/09/2017 8:39 AM IST
Villagers are literally struggling to keep their heads above the water.
25/09/2017 8:47 AM IST
An untapped business opportunity.
24/09/2017 11:28 AM IST
Shrinkage, siltation and ecological degradation are taking a toll on Kashmir's largest flood basin.
17/09/2017 11:41 AM IST
An innovative solution to water scarcity due to reduced snowfall and receding glaciers.
09/09/2017 9:25 AM IST
Active promotion is needed.
04/09/2017 8:39 AM IST
They’re building toilets and encouraging others to follow suit too.
31/08/2017 8:37 AM IST
They can also stem distress migration.
29/08/2017 9:01 AM IST
She’s also helping to uplift other women in her village.
20/08/2017 11:17 AM IST
There’s been a 21% increase in private sanitation coverage as a result says new study.
14/08/2017 8:43 AM IST
An initiative in rural Madhya Pradesh is bridging learning gaps through stories.
08/08/2017 8:20 AM IST
By Suvojit Chattopadhyay* India's non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been facing a crisis for some time now that — going well beyond issues of technical competence or efficiency of deliv...
31/07/2017 8:41 AM IST
Farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions expect poor crop yield due to incorrect forecasting.
29/07/2017 9:20 AM IST
By Sanjiv Phansalkar* Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), a system through which government programs transfer funds directly to bank accounts of beneficiaries, has been hailed as a major intervention that...
22/07/2017 10:50 AM IST
By Ajit Kanitkar*, June 30, 2017 The agricultural seasons of 2016-17 (Kharif and Rabi) have not been favourable for farmers across the country. In spite of the near-normal monsoon rainfall in India in...
10/07/2017 8:38 AM IST
Barfi pink, bright blue, deep ochre, violet and saturated orange; etchings and paintings of gods and goddesses; green parrots flying on a wall; home of the Odissi dance; lush greenery — welcome...
07/07/2017 9:36 AM IST