BARE NECESSITIES: HOW TO LIVE A ZERO-WASTE LIFE – SAHAR MANSOOR AND TIM DE RIDDER
If you’re looking to move towards a sustainable and minimalistic lifestyle, this book is a great guide on how you can optimize, reuse and recycle things that you use in your daily life.
Sahar Mansoor, the young Founder of Bengaluru based Bare Necessities – a social enterprise producing zero waste personal and lifestyle products has teamed up with Australian sustainability advisor and environmental professional – Tim De Ridder to bring together this book on how to live a zero waste life from an Indian context.
Spread over 9 chapters, the book is a delightful read packed with insights, activities, DIY home care hacks, how-to-guides, recipes and tips to move towards a zero waste lifestyle from an Indian context.
Sahar Mansoor has been recognised by Google India as ‘The Most Inspiring Indian of the Year’ and is a Climate Launchpad Mentor and a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum.
Tim De Ridder is an expert in circular economy principles and systems, zero-waste methods, the sustainable development goals, carbon markets, community development and social impact.
WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT – SHAKUNTALA SRIDHARA, B. NAGACHAITANYA AND A.K.CHAKRAVARTHY
Despite their large numbers and immense contribution to Indian agriculture, women suffer from substantial disparity in wages, ownership rights and the roles assigned to them. Add to it, the prolonged hours of physical labour, exposure to pesticide poisoning, multiple responsibilities at home and on the farm, take a huge toll on their physical and mental wellbeing. Policies and programmes to alleviate their problems have proven to be far from satisfactory.
This book is a sincere attempt at bringing together scientifically collected information on their problems and relief measures available. It has valuable insights on gender inequality in agriculture, technological and economic empowerment of women, poverty alleviation and training programmes, role of Self Help Groups and Street Shakti Groups in rural development and a lot more