Effective Tackling of Micronutrient Deficiency Through Kitchen Gardens

Melghat, in Maharashtra suffers from chronic malnutrition stemming out of micronutrient deficiency. In this policy memo Prutha Pandharkame suggests the use of Kitchen Gardens as a way to tackle micronutrient deficiency.

Data on sugarcane in Maharashtra after floods shows why accurate assessment is critical

The August 2019 floods in Maharashtra unleashed massive damage (SANDRP 2019), especially sugarcane and crops pertaining to horticulture. Sugarcane was planted over 1.52 lakh hectares in Kolhapur and 95, 827 hectares in Sangli, according to the state’s sugar directorate. Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara — the top three sugarcane-producing districts in the state — witnessed submerged fields…

Lighting up the fields: How electricity can help irrigation

Over the years, inaccurate estimations of electricity consumption have led to untargeted approaches being applied to optimise power sector “The entire idea of agriculture has changed now. We (farmers) are burdened with water shortage, climatic inconsistencies and slashed electricity subsidies. Even then, our fields are only our responsibility,” said Ashok Patil, a farmer from Shirol…

Rahu Strikes Green Gold – Voices from Melghat

Community Forest RIghts (CFR) have immense potential to empower tribal communities. Neel and Priyanka from Institute of Public Policy, during their fieldwork visit to Rahu village in Melghat (Maharashtra), witnessed one such success story of CFR, achieved through tribal community coming together to claim their rights with the help of KHOJ (Melghat) and creating a sustainable and bottom-up approach to development.

No wasteland in India, only wasted land: Jairam Ramesh

Sowmini G Prasad Jairam Ramesh speaking on the New Draft National Forest Policy and the Deteriorating State of Environment in India in Bengaluru on 13th April, 2018. Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and former Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) (independent charge), spoke on the new draft forest policy and…