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South Asian Development NewsMay 25, 2017
Film Festival Turns Lens on Social Issues

The festival witnessed two World Premieres, five Asian Premieres and six Indian Premieres. ...

The Sickle that Rusted

On the death anniversary of Hyder Bux Jatoi, the face of the erstwhile peasant movement in ...

Dry in the Delta of TamilNadu

Tamil Nadu with an average rainfall of 1000mm a year received only 168mm in 2016. ...

Indian Environment Ministry to Whitelist Illicit Projects

A new notification from the ministry lays out a process by which illegal units can be ...

Tolerance Begins at School

A diverse group of children create a deeply interconnected human and natural world at the Marudam ...

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Saving Forests Creates Financial Gains
Dudhai village in Uttarakhand, India, is setting trends by being the first to get financial reward for protecting the biodiversity. =

Weaving Threads of Change
After Sidiqui joined an SHG enabled by Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana in In Jamagaon, Uttar Pradesh, took a loan of Rs 5,000 and bought 50 kgs of waste yarn and spun into rope that sells for 4 times the cost of yarn. She also taught spinning to 20 women from all castes and communities in her neighbourhood.

Bend it Like Bamboo
After much struggle, Prashant Lingam and Aruna Kappagantula, of Bamboo House India are spreading the idea of eco-friendly houses entirely made out of bamboo. An eco-friendly bamboo house costs just 2.5 lakhs and provides livelihood, too.

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