Siali (Bauhinia vahlii), is a creeper with large leaves that that typically grows around Sal trees, and is commonly found in the forests of Odisha, and parts of Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand. On account of its size, texture and durability, siali leaves make for a very good source of raw material for the production… Read More Forest to Feast: The Siali Leaf Value Chain
In January 2017, Industree Foundation was selected as one of the winners of the National Contest on Social Innovation, organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and NITIAayog. A Screening Committee, comprising of officials from the Economic Diplomacy Division of the MEA and experts from the Atal Innovation Mission, National Research Development Corporation (an enterprise… Read More Book Excerpt: 20 Mission Driven Social Impact Innovations
Pictures from Mervin’s travels in Manipur… … Read More On the road: Manipur diaries
With a little love, a palm leaf becomes a thing of beauty. Here’s the outcome of the training held for 50 women on palm-leaf based handicrafts held at Khammam in Telangana, and sponsored by Nava Bharat Venture’s CSR wing. Read more about the program here.
A snapshot of the training programme for women held at Khammam in July 2016 to impart skills on weaving artefacts from palm leaves. … Read More In pictures: Palm leaf training at Khammam, July 2016