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South Asian Development NewsMar 23, 2018
The Tendu Leaf Rebellion

A year after 48 villages in the tribal-dominated district decided to throw out contractors and deal ...

A Sustainable Ride from India to Scotland

During the journey, the biker duo of Prashanth and Ben decided to carry out a series ...

Droughts Getting Intense, More Frequent in South India

This is not the first time the water-rich South India is grappling with drought. In fact, ...

50 Years of Dedication to Gandhian Way

As a Trustee of the Kasturba Gandhi National Trust, Mrs. Ranade has dedicated her life and ...

NABARD to Help Vulnerable Communities in Odisha

The project is expected to improve water table and water quality for 52 lakh vulnerable communities ...

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Sindutai Sapkal: The Mother Of Thousands Of Orphans
During experiences of poverty, abjection and homelessness, Sindhutai came across dozens of orphans and women who were blatantly ignored by the society. She started adopting these orphans and worked and sometimes begged incessantly to feed them.

Celebrating Garbage
Kuppai (garbage) Thiruvizha (festival_, an initiative by Chennai based Kuppai Matters, was a two day event designed to sensitise people to the idea of reduce, reuse, repair, refuse and recycle.

Top Architecture Prize for Low Cost Housing Pioneer
Considered a pioneer of low-cost housing, Mr. Doshi, 90, is thrilled to have been awarded the 2018 Pritzker Prize, the highest honor. He is the first laureate from India.

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