Invasive weed gives tribals job security

Coimbatore: Three years ago, M Kannammal, 32, of Seengapathi, a tribal settlement in Boluvampatti forest range, would search frantically for a job as a...

Lemongrass oil distillation started in Chhattisgarh in collaboration with CSIR-CIMAP

The fields are resting now. Last month during May, in the Malgaon village of Chhattisgarh, lemongrass was harvested and oil distilled for the second...

Bleed Red, Bleed Green; Amrita’s Saukhyam Sanitary Pads

On the occasion of World Environment Day, meet Anju ‘Pad Woman’ Bist, who is promoting sustainable menstruation through cloth padsOf the 1.3 billion Indians,...

Mushroom Cultivation Training in Uttarakhand

Women from self-help groups (SHGs) in the neighboring Uttarakhand villages Dunda and Udalka received a ten-day training on straw-based mushroom cultivation to...

Savings Accounts for Tribal Kids in Wayanad District, Kerala

Eighteen tribal children opened accounts at the Vellamunda post office in Wayanad district, Kerala. The children of the Valaramkunnu tribal settlement trekked four kilometres...

Jivamritam: Amrita’s ₹100 Crore Clean Drinking Water Initiative for Rural India

The Jivamritam water filtration system was designed by faculty and students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and launched by the President of India, Sri Ram...
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How Tribals Are Making Eco-Friendly & Cheap Furniture Using Weed That...

It was the year 2000 when Maya Mahajan, a PhD scholar from Coimbatore, was researching on the impact of invasive alien weeds on native...

Freedom from Fear, When Sanitary Cloth Pads Reached the Villages

First there were four tailors, and then in the next village four more joined. In the third village five ladies heard about the course...

Ricycle: A Low Cost Rice Planting Machine

Sustainable agriculture requires water, sun, soil, physical ease and access. In Indian villages, farming is a family activity but women perform majority of the...

E-Cycle: An Off-Grid Solution For Rural Electrification from Amrita

Dherubal, a village in the Koregaon district of Chhattisgarh, was in need of electrification owing to the non-affordability of the existing rural electrification schemes....