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All in a day’s work Garment workers buy veggies outside their factory, on the outskirts of Tiptur, Karnataka, as they wait for transport back home GRN SOMASHEKAR
BL All in a day’s work Garment workers buy veggies outside their factory, on the outskirts of Tiptur, Karnataka, as they wait for transport back home GRN SOMASHEKAR

Tailored for semi-urban workers

Vishwanath Kulkarni

Urban land and labour costs are pushing garment units in South India to small towns »

Fly into no-poacher zone

Soaring fortunes The bird count has risen to 3 lakh at Mangalajodi, a fishing village north east of Chilka Lake in Odisha, from just 5,000 about 15 years ago USHA RAI

Usha Rai

Hunters turn guides in this ecotourism success story at avian paradise Mangalajodi in Odisha »

How fertile is my family land

Good earth Zero tillage retains the roots of the older crop in the post-harvest soil

Sudhirendar Sharma

The soil-friendly transformation of a degraded inheritance »
RURAL REPORT CARD

Access to clean cooking fuel

Burning questions ... »
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

That too can be managed

No matter how many vehicular rules are framed, Indians will find innovative ways to bend... »

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Utterly butterly local Nataraj shows the indigenously developed milking machine used at his farm in Tiptur, Karnataka GRN SOMASHEKAR
INDIA INTERIOR

Milking homegrown technology

Vishwanath Kulkarni

Dairy company near Bengaluru multiplies farm incomes with homegrown solutions »

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Rice to the test Bhuvani Devi singlehandedly uses the parboiler
INDIA INTERIOR

Bubble, bubble, less trouble

Aakriti Shrivastava

A device that literally makes light of the rice parboiling process »

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Smart with packaging

“I only choose products that have fresh packaging and no bumps and scratches,” says Jaga... »

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Big chill Dal Lake in Srinagar and its boating business wait for the end of a bitter winter NISSAR AHMAD
INDIA INTERIOR

Marooned in a fierce winter of discontent

Ashutosh Sharma

Life and incomes have frozen for Kashmir’s famed boatmen »

Features

Smart with packaging

“I only choose products that have fresh packaging and no bumps and scratches,” says Jaga... »
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CONSUMER METER

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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