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South Asian Development NewsJul 30, 2016
Low-cost Hygiene

A simple eco-friendly low-cost incinerator developed for disposing of sanitary napkins by Shyamsunder Bedekar, 54, from ...

 
Nutritious Food for Homeless People in Chennai

When cooking at home for your family or yourself, cook some extra food that can serve ...

Rural Men Champion Womens Rights

A unique intervention with the local men has motivated them to shed their rigid patriarchal mindset ...

 
Nepali Farmers Fight to Save Indigenous Seeds

With policy gaps that hinder innovation and marginalise indigenous seeds, Nepal’s experts are calling for a ...

Hope in Bihar

The state of Bihar is well-known for lagging behind in all economic and human development indicators. ...

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Domestic Help Rescues Stray Animals, Provides Shelter in Her Own Hut in Mumbai
Uma Shetty of Mumbai, who lives in a small hut and works as a domestic help, has been caring for and sheltering stray animals for the last six years. Recently, Uma rescued seven puppies, packed in a sack and thrown in a trashcan near JJ Hospital.


Converting Barren Land into Lake
The residents of Ramsar village in Rajasthan worked very hard for five months and converted 52 acres of barren land in their village into a lake to conserve water.


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