Kumaon villagers discover that gods are the best forest guards

The benefits of a watershed develqpment programme in Anantapur fail to trickle down to poor farmers

Encouraged by their ninth century benevolent rulers, Gond landlords and villagers had set up an intricate and immensely useful network of katas , traditional water harvesting structu res. But modern disinterest and apathy have served to decimate

NGOs all over southern India are helping to revive the system of local medicinal plants and herbs, holding out the promise of not just cheaper and more effective healthcare for villagers, but also commercial profits

Despair and devastation stare India"s artisans in their face, as resource crunch, modern civilisation and government apathy combine in an onslaught on their teetering citadels. Down To Earth presents an exhaustive analysis

The days when the word leper was almost an invective, and the disease itself considered a scourge, are over. Patients, voluntary workers and ordinary villagefolk are labouring shoulder to shoulder to, root it out through an eradication programme

Will the National Alliance of People's Movements be a whiff of Fresh air blowing in winds of change, reforming the way the country views development?

The micro watershed development project in Maharashtra has put a stop to what was earlier an annual ritual of deserting the drought prone villages of Marathwada by their residents

Ayurveda gets a shot in the arm in this unique NGO experiment

Urbane intellectuals join hands with proud Gond tribals in an unique exercise to chalk out planning and development in adivasi hamlets