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South Asian Development NewsMay 25, 2019
Failing the Forest

Both human rights and wildlife rights groups in India have not used the Forest Rights Act ...

 
Raising Constitutional Awareness

Audacious Dreams Foundation a member of Commutiny The Youth Collective, aims to inspire, inform, engage, enable ...

Dog Father of India

Rakesh Shukla, a successful techie and motivational speaker is the single largest rescuer of dogs in ...

 
Unique Organic Cotton project for MP Farmers

Cotton farmers in Chhindwara district are reaping benefits from new cultivation practices. ...

1 Stop, 556 Schemes: Haryana Sets up Unique System

Government schemes and services are quite special in one sense. Most of them you are completely ...

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IIT Builds Low Cost Braille Laptop
Researchers at IIT Delhi have developed a Braille laptop called DotBook, which can be useful for the visually impaired. The laptop has got important conventional applications such as email, calculator, and web browser. Third party apps can also be added in case needed.


Mud Home, Model Home
Twelve years ago, Chockalingam Muthiah, a Bengaluru based businessman, and his family, decided to make a significant shift in their lifestyle. They wanted to ensure that their carbon footprint and impact on ecology was as low as possible.


Climbing Classes Make Young Men Go Up
Karnataka is the highest producer of areca nuts in India with 800,000 acres under cultivation. The state requires at least 60,000 skilled harvesting workers. A thousand acres of an areca nut garden require about 70 workers for harvesting and spraying. Wages are between Rs 1,000 to 1,500 per day.


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