Dec 11, 2016 OUTLOOK
An ongoing Delhi event on India’s pastoral groups focuses on new-age dynamics of Gujarat’s Kutch
Why don’t animal-herders commit suicide? Well, unlike with farmers, mobility enables pastoralists to overcome the vagaries of nature. A constant change of livelihood plots is integral to their age-old ethos steeped in hardships.
India has no less than 6% nomadic livestock farmers among its 1.33 billion people. Yet it was only this month the country saw efforts to take a holistic view of its pastoralists from across regions, by providing a common platform for interdisciplinary ideas so as to catalyse pertinent grassroots initiatives. Read more>