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

Tower power lights up lives

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

Thomas K Thomas

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

Virgin oil at jugaad cost

Pressing need The virgin coconut oil extraction unit at Kuppalu in Tiptur GRN SOMASHEKAR

Vishwanath Kulkarni

At Kuppalu village in the coconut-heartland of Tiptur, about 150 km northwest of Bangalore, a gr... »

Local action, national impact

Well said: A public hearing under the National Rural Health Mission's public hearing in Sayvan village, Thane. (File pic)

In a far cry from the past, people in villages today engage in planning their public health serv... »


Grooming aspirations

As Das babu carefully grooms himself for a special visit he will soon undertake, one of... »


A rosy future?

Rural markets have been getting a consistent thumbs-up in reports by different agencies. »


Consumer Meter

Junior drives the decision

Reams have been written by marketers on the efficacy of ‘pester power’. How children in... »


Consumer Meter

The beauty boom

Beauty parlours are no longer an urban preserve. They are mushrooming in fairly large nu... »


Follow the Buddha

Is this old wine being put in new bottles or a path-breaking venture only time will tell... »


Gas delivery, Kuttanad style: A rare scene in Kerala. LPG cylinders being delivered by boat in Kuttanad. Photo: H. Vibhu

The USP for LPG

A few years ago, when HPCL, along with panchayats and MART, set up common kitchens (Raso... »
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