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South Asian Development NewsDec 15, 2017
Auroville: 50 Years of Community Building

Aurovilles designers and planners remain committed to a belief that architecture is a primary tool of ...

A Modern Village Chief Breathes New Life

Ankit Ashok Bhai Shah, the 36 year old head of Pavi Jetpur village in Gujarat has ...

Arpan: Sensitizing the Common Man About Sexual Abuse

Arpan conducts street plays on Child Sexual Abuse across Mumbai and Thane. This has helped take ...

Fast-Track Courts to Tackle Cases Against Politicians

The Indian government will set up 12 special courts to fast-track 1,581 criminal cases pending against ...

A Day with Ragpickers of Delhi

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

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Valmik Thapar: A Lifetime of Service to Tigers
After founding wildlife NGO Ranthambore Foundation in 1988, sitting on 150 government panels, writing 28 books and presenting over a dozen films for the BBC, the passion to save wildlife of India remains just as strong in Valmik Thapar.

S Jayachandran: Transforming Poachers into Protectors
Thanks to the initiatives of Jayachandran, many ex-poachers are now transformed and are currently engaged in conservation activities in the Nilgiris. Jayachandran has been instrumental in stopping several road and tourism infrastructure projects in ecologically important forest areas including BRT Tiger Reserve in Karnataka, Mudumalai and Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserves in Tamil Nadu.

Young Naturalist Wins Hearts and Award
At 13, naturalist Jyoti Sharma from Rajasthan has broken all barriers to be counted among the recipients of the annual Sanctuary Wildlife Awards given to all the bravehearts who work selflessly to protect wildlife and the natural habitats of India.

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