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Stories from Ikaki Bagh

Welcome to the Ikaki Bagh blog. We’ll be featuring news articles, guest stories, and information relating to the project.

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An Update on Ikaki Bagh

5 years ago, Jaideo Rathore developed a dream to convert his small, traditional farm to a model organic farm. The popularity of organic produce is growing rapidly in India. Converting local farms to organic could alleviate severe social disadvantage in...

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Growing Mustard at Ikaki Bagh

This article discusses: Mustard is one of the most important cash crops grown in India and Rajasth.an is the country’s largest producer. Ikaki Bagh grows mustard as part of its conversion to a model organic farm. Local harvesting, production of...

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Making a charpoy

The charpoy bed is a traditional daybed. It is a common sight throughout India, particularly in rural areas. Making a charpoy requires exceptional skills in traditional rope weaving and carpentry. These skills are under threat in the face of the...

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Vishal the Honey Collector

Vishal the Honey Collector This article discusses: Traditional honey collecting is unsustainable Honey is often used in religious ceremonies Beekeeping can alleviate rural poverty Beekeeping is transitioning away from traditional honey collecting practices...

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Goats of Rajasthan

This article discusses: Why goats are so important to rural communities in Rajasthan Interesting new research on the potential to apply the intelligence of goats How you can spend time with local goat herdsmen and their flocks during your visit...

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High Summer at Ikaki Bagh

This article discusses: The conditions of high summer in the district around Ikaki Bagh Work typically done during this period by villagers Work being undertaken at Ikaki Bagh High Summer It’s 4 am and the sun begins to rise, burning in to the...

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Ikaki Bagh and the Meena, and Berwa People

Key Points In this article, we look at the connections between the development of Ikaki Bagh and the local Berwa, and Meena people, including: the history and status of the Meena and Berwa people as Scheduled Castes the origins and culture of the Meena and...

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