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.

Stuck Between a Rock & a Hard Place – Life of farmers in Amreli, Gujarat

Antara Vats, Arjun Anand, Lakshay Narang and Raj Shekhar visited Shiksha Ane Samaj Kalyan Kendra in Amreli district of Gujarat for fieldwork as part of the curriculum of Masters Programme in Public Policy. “Everyone believes that the ‘Gujarat Model’ is successful; it is anything but that” exclaimed Magan Bhai, as he shuffled through his newspaper….

Life in Katiki, Andhra Pradesh: An Awakening

Bhaskar Simha L N visited Katiki, Andhra Pradesh to work with SAMATA in pursuance of the field work component of the Master of Public Policy programme. He reflects on his experiences and what he carried back with him.  Home to tribal communities for many years now, Eastern ghats are rich in  mineral resources. One such place which…

Marianad: A Tryst with History

Noel Benno Joseph, Linitha Mathew, and Srilakshmi Nambiar visited Marianad, a fishing village in Kerala in October 2017 as part of the fieldwork component of the Master of Public Policy course. They chart out the history of the village and how it took its modern shape. ‘Everytime we come back from the sea, we bring…