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Dr Nita Mukherjee describes how this NGO is marrying traditional knowledge with modern building technologies
The post-quake rehabilitation in Kutch saw wide usage of rammed-earth construction, based on the traditional knowledge of artisans and the strengths of traditional building systems. Many NGOs that worked under the umbrella of Kutch Navnirman Abhiyan and Sahjeevan brought about...
In arid Kutch, an NGO uses the most abundant renewable resource, Dr Nita Mukherjee describes how
Sahjeevan, literally sah, which means together, and jeevan meaning living, was founded as a response to the needs articulated by Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan in the early 1990s. These rural women wanted to address the issues of drought, water and fodder shortage, declining productivity of...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes the efforts of a Gujarat-based NGO in conserving natural resources
Of the many activities that concerned civil society activists take up as a challenge is the conservation of natural resources. They believe that people’s participation is crucial for this effort; no amount of government intervention in this field is effective or efficient. Gujarat, which faces many...