The new normal: Market at your doorstep

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the state has caused regular markets to be either closed or partially functioning subject to protocols stipulated by the government thereby causing great economic hardship to many. This, however, has not deterred Mawhiang headman Bindar … Continue reading

Safety with Style: Indigenous Eri Silk Masks from Khweng

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The ongoing pandemic has everyone contemplating their mask experiences now more than ever. Until the past few months, masks were associated with dust allergies, health professions and style statements, but now they are a necessity to fight an infectious virus.The … Continue reading

Nongprut youths pave way for a fresher future

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When there’s a will, there’s a way. When given an opportunity and space, 10 young community members from Nongprut (West Khasi Hills) rose to the occasion recently to set an example on the importance of kitchen gardens for other youths … Continue reading

Darechikgre brings back superfoods into their backyards

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Members of the Darechikgre community (West Garo Hills district) are known to have a self-reliant approach towards their food production and systems, i.e. they grow and eat their produce. Currently, there are three Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) farmer groups certified … Continue reading

Community members value the importance of WASH campaign during pandemic

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The Society for Urban and Rural Empowerment (SURE), during a recent survey at several villages, said community members have lauded the NGO’s initiative to hold several Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) campaigns in the past as it has proved to … Continue reading

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Dewlieh Community: Revival of Millet Cultivation

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  Community members of Dewlieh (East Khasi Hills district) are known for practising shifting cultivation also known as ‘jhum cultivation’. Their agricultural practices favoured the cultivation of millet, an important staple and food tradition in the lives of the community. … Continue reading