Bailmare family hails from Vidarbha, notorious for cases of farmer suicide. This family due to their strong family ties, commitment to ecological agriculture, have not only come out of the indebtedness but made agriculture a profitable venture and the family has progressed in all aspects. They have set an example for all the farmers in the region.
Bailmare family live in a village “Bailmarkheda” in Amravati district of Maharashtra where average rainfall is just 800-900 mm per year that too just for 40-45 days (average). A family of 5 members i.e. Sudhakar and Usha Bailmare along with … Continued
Forest land that was lying idle in the past is being put to good use by tribals of ‘Boricha Mal’ village. Today they supplement the growth of paddy with vegetables under the horticulture project implemented by Sakav in partnership with Aid for change, for a region that is home for marginalized adivasis from the Thakar tribe.
In the midst of the legal battles to claim rightful ownership of land under the Forest Rights Act these green patches growing near river banks and foothills are contributing towards food security and income for the adivasis. One such initiative … Continued
According to the traditional system, the sugar cane contractor gives an advance of 50,000 to a lakh of rupees to every couple and extracts their service for 6 to 7 months in the year. Most of the time husbands used … Continued
With more than 100 employees from 6 organizations i.e. Vodafone, Vanderlande, Sulzer, Burchardt compression, VMWare, and FIAT, running under the banner “#DomesticViolenceHasToStop” employees raised awareness about the persisting condition of domestic violence in India. As per the last government study, … Continued
He had been working to empower tribal communities displaced by Dimbhe dam in Maharashtra, along with his wife, Kusum Karnik, for the past 34 years. In 1996, they registered a voluntary organisation called Shashwat, which has helped tribal communities develop sustainable … Continued