Solutions & Innovations

How Technology Can Improve Citizen Civic Engagement

Technology can improve the way that citizens engage with the law. Citizen feedback is crucial to a healthy legal system- what technological tools can improve the pre-legislative consultation process in India?

People First: Reimagining Design and Technology for Community Healthcare

“What is in it for you? Why are you doing this?” asks one of the Health Navigators (HNs) in Channapatna, the “Toy-City'' of Karnataka,...

A Crisis is Brewing in Goa’s Booming Alcohol Industry

India’s 'party capital' is never short of a drink. With 92 registered distilleries, wineries, and breweries, Goa’s alcohol industry is a highly polluting and resource-intensive one. Could small-scale producers of local beverages like feni offer alternatives to the larger beer , gin, and whiskey industry?

Channelling the Right to Work Towards Climate Resilient, Sustainable Livelihoods

The cumulative effect that MNREGS activities can have on reducing agriculture, disaster, and livelihood-based vulnerabilities of rural households is staggering, and frankly quite underrated.

Your Corporator: The Elected Representative You Forget to Vote For

Corporators have the agency and opportunity to attend to, if not solve, the most immediate and proximate woes of an urban citizen. Yet, municipal elections continue to be one of the most ignored aspects of Indian democracy, with local politics playing subordinate to state and national politics.

How Standardizing Quality Control Can Improve Trust in eNAM

Farmers found their hands tied when supply chains froze during the COVID-19 pandemic. As restrictions on movement led to shortages of farm labour, input...

Seeking Rural Futures in the Northeast by Rethinking ‘Development vs Forests’

In the North East Region of India, forests have long been a site of struggle between people seeking to profit off its rich biodiversity...
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A Roadmap to Safely Reopening Schools For Our Children

Instead of asking whether schools should reopen, examine the requirements to allow our children to be safely reintroduced to their classrooms and childhoods.

Can a People’s Biodiversity Register Contribute to Conservation?

PBRs are an opportunity to discuss and incorporate the traditional ecological knowledge of local communities and their socio-natural relationships.
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Low-Cost Vermicompost Instead of Inorganic Fertilizers | Hear from Small Farmers in the Kanha-Pench...

Vermicompost revived soil quality, reduced input costs, and made farmers self-sufficient through lockdowns.