Tractors are too expensive for small-holder farmers in India and draft animals are becoming increasingly difficult to feed in drought-prone areas. A farmer in the Indian state of Gujarat has come up with an innovative solution.
India is the world leader in milk production, producing about 91 million tonnes of milk per year. However, Indian milk producers are not realizing their full production potential because they cannot provide adequate nutrition for their cattle. Now, an engineer has created a low-cost feed to help them increase their productivity and their incomes.
India has a less-than-stellar reputation concerning women’s rights. Sexual violence and misogyny appear to be normalized, as evidenced by the horrific reports of rape and other crimes against women that have recently come to light. Despite this, women are fighting back using different tactics. Indian women are asserting themselves through employment to attain financial independence.
There’s a new app in India that’s keeping women safe. Using online and mobile technology, Safecity is collecting data, pinpointing problems and coming up with solutions to tackle violence against women in cities across the country.
There’s a new viral selfie craze happening in India, and it’s helping draw attention to a staggering statistic. Prime Minister Nerenda Modi and the Indian government use selfies to celebrate India’s daughters, and spotlight the devastating issue of female infanticide.
Indian start-up Science for Society has developed a solar conduction dryer that aims to reduce costs associated with food-processing. While conventional dryers rely on electricity to dehydrate various crops and marine products, this innovation operates sans electricity, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing costs for farmers. The innovation is aimed at increasing incomes for small-hold farmers in India and, ultimately, across the global South.
The Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India is one of the largest in the world and is home to between 300,000 and 1 million people. Violence against women, such as domestic violence, honour killings, and rape, is common. In 2014, SNEHA, an Indian NGO, began using an Android app to identify and report gender-based violence in Dharavi.
What would it take to revitalize depleted soil in an area the size of Nebraska while also economically empowering low-income populations and women? Governments often turn to investment in chemicals and infrastructure as the obvious approach. But at the grassroots level in Karnataka, India, it’s all being accomplished with worms, women, a few low-cost tablets and cartloads of manure.
Circus Katmandu comprises a troupe of 13 young performers, almost all who are survivors of human trafficking. Providing “ethical entertainment”, Nepal’s only contemporary circus combines Nepali culture, theatre, dance, acrobatics and cutting edge art and delivers shows that have been seen in England, Dubai and Australia.