Video: Return to Tikamgarh

Revisiting after ten years an inspiring example of popular organisation in India, as fishing communities form cooperatives and mobilize to take back their ‘ponds’. Full blog post on…   Share this resource

Strength in Numbers: Fishing communities in India

Villagers in the Tikamgarh and Chattarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh traditionally had the right to fish the region’s ponds, but had lost control of these valuable resources to landlords and contractors. Despite encountering violent opposition, the fishers began organizing to reclaim control of the ponds. They established village co-operatives and formed a federation that gave a strong voice to the …