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Pay dirt: Rashmi Sarkar and Avantika Jalan (second and third from right) oversee a composting drive at a farm in Madhya Pradesh
Pay dirt: Rashmi Sarkar and Avantika Jalan (second and third from right) oversee a composting drive at a farm in Madhya Pradesh

New law of the land: Compost or perish

Tomojit Basu

Kolkata schoolmates Avantika Jalan and Rashmi Sarkar run Mana Organics, a social enterprise t... »

Cool bounty from Himachal hothouses

Anytime farm: Polyhouse crop, safe from animals and untimely rains, at a village near Jubbar Hatti, 25 km from Shimla

Sarita Brara

Until a few years ago, monkeys and pigs destroyed everything the farmers grew in the villages... »
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The language lure

Yes, it’s the language of communication that brings the village buyer close to a particu... »

Valley is flooded with car woes

Bumper to bumper: Flood-damaged cars pile up at the service centre of Jamkash Vehicleades at Hyderpora in Jammu & Kashmir. Ankur Sethi

Ashutosh Sharma

On September 7, after several days of pounding rain, when the fierce floodwaters started subm... »

Talking to tribals

Local beat: Tata Steel MD TV Narendran plays the Banam at Samvaad tribal meet in Jamshedpur

When tribal communities throng your neighbourhood, it becomes imperative to engage with... »

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Yes to home-work Children in Hardoi village study under LED lamps

Tower power lights up lives

Thomas K Thomas

Till a few years ago, Hardoi village, about 110 km from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, struggled to f... »

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Jai kisan The Food Security Army soldiers

This army fights for food security

Urvashi Sarkar

It is an important day at the Agricultural Research Station of Kerala Agricultural University... »

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Field queries: The Kisan Call Centre channels expert opinions to farmers

Bumper crop from a toll-free call

Sarita Brara

Shantaram, a farmer in Jalgaon village of Wardha district, Maharashtra, was all set to spray his... »

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Heady scent of rice

Venkat Iyer

At the mere mention of ‘Kasbai’, 70-year-old Devu Handa’s eyes turn dreamy. In a voice shakin... »

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Clean flows the Pachnada

A dirty secret: Concept of eco-san toilets

Manoj Misra

Pachnada is about 100 km from Etawah in Uttar Pradesh. Meaning pach (five) and nada»

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Milk teeth for Punjab

Punjab is going great guns in trying to grow its army of dairy professionals. This month the gov... »
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Footsie with footwear

The women of Kerala’s Kozhikode district seem to be playing footsie with footwear and have chang... »

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a farmer makes a phone call from his mobile in Budhamayong village in Morigaon district of Assam. RITU RAJ KONWAR

Decisive buyers

Myths abound when it comes to rural consumers. And that is mostly because companies have not pen... »

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Investing in attitude

There is one thing common among urban and rural investors in the insurance sector — both prefer... »
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