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The preserver of Indigenous breed of camels

Mr Genaram of the Raika community lives in Grandhi, a village in the Bikaner district of Rajasthan. He has around 200 indigenous Bikerneri camels of which 150 are female. He earns his income from milk and several products made from the fibre from camels. He also has 20 goats and 5 cows.


Millets to Millions

Rejuvenating the millet value chain through Government policies and support to bring millets on your plate, fulfilling the agenda of ‘Taking millets to Millions’


Introducing rain fed agricultural systems

Diversity is the one word that characterises the rainfed agricultural areas of India, spread over 77 million hectares of the country. Diversity of the cultures and cuisines of the indigenous communities that live there. Diversity of flora and fauna. Diversity of crops and cropping patterns. And diversity in topography, rainfall patterns and soils.


Amartiya, not a single bore-well

The villagers of Amartiya, in Nagaur district of Rajasthan, took a stand to ban bore-wells in their village despite despite some face off with the neighbouring village of Ladpura.


Hakdari, the common rights

The villagers of Rawach in Rajasthan fought to get back their rights to protect the common land and ensure water security. Mansaram, who led the fight, explains to us how the village got together and took back control over their commons.


Life by a hill

When all efforts to store and access water for farming failed the villagers of Balejipalli, Ananthpur district of Andhra Pradesh, they did not lose heart. Instead they decided to revegetate their nearby hill and make a living as pastoralists.


Invading the culture

The Nilgiris, the Tamil Nadu part of the Western Ghats, has been home to many tribal communities, Irulas, Todas, Kurumbas and Badagas. This story of the Toda community is about livelihood, land use pattern and the changes they now face due to the pressure from development, the market and of course the urban life.

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