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“We need to lift up agriculture”, Bakmenlang Nongrum proclaims

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Amidst the gateway to Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, 10 minutes away from the famous Mawkdok tourist hotspot, a young 20-year-old, Bakmenlang Nongrum lives in the Village of Laitsohpliah. He is like any adolescent who enjoys the thrills and joy with his friends … Continue reading

How India can learn to tackle climate change from its indigenous communities

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Yams for the Future

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At forty eight, Romiss Sh Sangma of Chandigre, West Garo Hills, hopes to pass her knowledge about the various types of plants she grows in her jhum filed and kitchen garden to her 6 children. “They hardly can identify 5-6 varieties” she points … Continue reading

The Lady with the Magical Touch

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It is a local belief that she has magic in her calloused hands. Seeds for plantation are brought to her before they are sown in the farms because seeds that she plants never fail to sprout and always grow to be healthy and productive. Continue reading