Dhara Vikas: Creating water security through spring-shed development in Sikkim

Dhara Vikas is an innovative programme to revive and maintain drying springs in the north-eastern state of Sikkim. A robust climate adaptation strategy for drought-prone districts, Dhara Vikas (meaning, spring-shed development) is helping to alleviate the problem of rural water scarcity by reducing surface runoff of rainwater and allowing more water to percolate down to Read More …

Lifelines-Agriculture: Providing agriculture advisory to marginal farmers through toll-free helpline

LifeLines-Agriculture is an IVR-based toll free helpline, which brings benefits of mobile telephony to farmers in areas where mobile internet, broadband and television have poor reach. This initiative has been supported by partners like Cisco in Uttar Pradesh and Shri Jagdamba Samiti in Uttarakhand . Providing agriculture advisory to marginal farmers through toll-free helpline  

Conserving indigenous agro-biodiversity

The Community-based Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation Programme aims to conserve agro-biodiversity, and build self-reliance and livelihood security for communities involved.   The debilitating effects of Green revolution-induced high yield variety seeds, chemical fertilisers and pesticides and mechnised farming techniques have been rampant for farming communities in India, particularly in the south. Farmers’ suicides have been directly Read More …