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South Asian Development NewsDec 04, 2016
Vietnam Scraps Nuclear Energy Plans

The decision dealt a blow to global nuclear energy trade and watered down efforts of Japan ...

Ban on Mass Sterlization and Empowerment

On 14 September the Supreme Court banned mass sterilisation camps in India, putting an end to ...

Art By Children Outreach Initiative Launched in Kerala

This is a programme wherein around 5,000 children will be inspired through art to imbibe the ...

Bengaluru Music Fest Features Tribal Music and Instruments

On November 26 and 27, Bengaluru residents got to take in some music performances by tribal ...

Standing Up Against Exploitation, One Broom At a Time

For many tribal women in Kashipur block in Rayagada, Odisha, making and selling brooms is the ...

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"Signs of Light": Good News From South Asia

Enabling the Disabled in Workforce
At Sharayu Precision, Subhash Chuttar employs over 36 mentally and physically challenged men and women who work at jobs ranging from riveting, drilling and greasing to polishing and packing. Chuttar has won the Helen Keller Award instituted by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People.

Waves of Change in Rural Health
CHETNA, based in Ahmedabad, has been working with seven NGO partners like ALERT in Gujarat and Rajasthan on communication strategies to create awareness as well as ensure that the National Rural Health Mission programmes and services reach people in rural areas, however remote.

Harvest from the Skies
Five model rainwater-harvesting projects from The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in Delhi show how the fast depleting groundwater table can be recharged.

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