Bean stock Sabapathy harvests cocoa pods at his farm in Sethumadai
village, near Pollachi, Tamil Nadu K ANANTHAN
The Hindu Bean stock Sabapathy harvests cocoa pods at his farm in Sethumadai village, near Pollachi, Tamil Nadu K ANANTHAN

Chocolate-coated prosperity

LN Revathy

Cocoa has enriched the lifestyle of one lakh farmers in the four southern States »

Young scholars hold purse strings

All attention Tribal and Dalit girls in Odisha receive ₹2,000 over a school year
if they fulfil the government’s condition of 75 per cent attendance

Preeti Mehra / Mamuni Das

Having a bank account with money all their own, SC/ST girls in Odisha never miss school »

Thanks for not smoking

From a smoking chula to a smokeless one and now biogas has made the lives of Pooj... »

This flightless business of emus

emu farm

Sarita Brara

Unscrupulous emu traders have spread their net to Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, impoverishing countless farmers »

Consumer Meter

Our Bureau

Soft on hardware Kozhikode district has become a hub of hardware sales. With inc... »


Growing interest Participants get their hands dirty at the Bhaskar Save Natural Farming Learning Centre’s workshop in Dehri village, Valsad, Gujarat

Pen pushers turn tillers

Venkat Iyer

Leaving his corporate job at IBM a few years ago, Manish Tiwari (aged 39) started an organic far... »


Help poured in for these
four siblings maimed by an
exploding bomb in
Noonabandi village of
Poonch, after a local
reporter highlighted their
family’s inability to afford
their treatment

The power of rural reporting

Usha Rai

It takes a well-written article to transform ground realities »



Access to maternity healthcare

Only baby steps ... »
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Footsie with footwear

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


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... »


Investing in attitude

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