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South Asian Development NewsDec 12, 2017
A Day with Ragpickers of Delhi

Despite their crucial service of keeping urban waste management in place, Indian ragpickers continue to struggle ...

 
Hyderabad to Host International Permaculture Meet

Happening every two years, the International Permaculture Convergence is a very special occasion offered to practitioners ...

Karachi Biennale: The Starting Point

The Karachi Biennale was an overwhelming surprise that brought Pakistan into the world of global art ...

 
When Ignorance Leads to Blindness

There are 70 million diabetics in India, 80 percent of them have vision problems about which ...

The Story of Pakistani Marble

The most consequential impact of the export of raw Pakistani marble to China is that it ...

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Power of Bugs
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The Headmaster of Titri
When the Government Upper Primary School at Titri village in Udaipur,India, opens every morning, it is Mohammed Gafur Chhipa, the headmaster, who personally unlocks the gates.


A Beacon of Hope in Waste Management
The bio-methanation plant at Saligao,Goa, generates 7,000 units of electricity every day. Of this, 4,000 units are consumed by the plant and the remaining 3,000 are pumped into the grid. It is a beacon of hope in a state overwhelmed by garbage.


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