Posts from Tag: Agriculture

Field Trip Diaries: visiting SYO in Warangal

Posted By Rang De Team in Updates

“They only live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive” – Swami Vivekananda On 4th October, I joined the Rang De team on a Field Trip to meet a community of borrowers in Warangal, associated with the Sarvodaya Youth Organization (SYO). We were a group of 12 members and we reached […]

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Photo Essay: Life in the hills of Uttarakhand

Posted By Rang De Team in Agriculture, LivelihoodsPhoto Essay: Life in the hills of Uttarakhand

Early this summer, I was on an arduous trek — made difficult only because it was after a hearty meal — to meet Pushpa Devi, one of our borrowers in Dehradun’s Lakhamandal. While we sat down at Pushpa’s house, I heard about her temperamental cow, quite aptly called Kali. Kali doesn’t allow anyone else but Pushpa to handle her — whether […]

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The farm widows of India: Perumalla Vinodha’s story

Posted By Rang De Team in Agriculture, LivelihoodsThe farm widows of India: Perumalla Vinodha’s story

Perumalla Vinodha (right) is one of thousands of ‘farm widows’ in India, a term that refers to women who are left behind when their farmer husbands commit suicide. PC: Ahinsa During a span of six months between June 2014 and January 2015, a period of intense agrarian crisis in India, over 536 farmers ended their lives […]

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Are farm loan waivers really the answer to the agrarian crisis?

Posted By Rang De Team in AgricultureAre farm loan waivers really the answer to the agrarian crisis?

In April, the Indian Meterological Department (IMD) predicted a ‘normal monsoon’ in 2017. The markets responded positively to the news and the nation heaved a collective sigh of relief. It was not just relief from the scorching summer heat that the rains were expected to bring but an alleviation of the agricultural crisis. Eight states […]

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Bringing back organic farming in Anantapur

Posted By Rang De Team in AgricultureBringing back organic farming in Anantapur

Dharani is a collective of organic farmers and their products are sold in Bangalore and Hyderabad Should we wait for a drought to conserve water? Should we wait for erosion to conserve the soil? Should we wait for a crop failure to adopt organic farming? Should we wait for the total depletion of resources to […]

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In Numbers — Andhra Pradesh — A Look at How Microloans Transformed the Lives of Farmers

Posted By Rang De Team in AgricultureIn Numbers — Andhra Pradesh — A Look at How Microloans Transformed the Lives of Farmers

A lot of hard work and investment goes into Farming. Contrasting with its share of greenery, Andhra Pradesh also has drought-stricken areas in Kurnool, Anantapur, Srikakulam, Prakasam, and Nellore. We have disbursed over 930+ loans and worked with three microventures (organisations focused on rural development) in this state. Out of the 74 professions we have disbursed […]

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