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, Livelihoods

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 Agriculture

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 Agriculture

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 Agriculture

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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