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South Asian Development NewsJan 16, 2018
Ancient Technology Brings Waterto Dry Magadh in Bihar

Ancient Mauryan engineering has brought water back to the undulating and rocky terrain of Magadh, the ...

Checking Air Pollution in Kathmandu

Amid the public uproar about worsening air quality in Kathmandu Valley, the Supreme Court on ...

A Portal for Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management

The Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management Toolbox recognizes that sectoral approaches are not going to solve ...

Bamboo not a Tree: Forest Act to be Amended

Indian Parliament passed a bill on Wednesday to exclude bamboo from the definition of tree under ...

Odisha Tribal Group Denied Access to Forest

The bone of contention is the core area of the Similipal Tiger Reserve where the Mankidia ...

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