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South Asian Development NewsNov 22, 2017
The Story of Pakistani Marble

The most consequential impact of the export of raw Pakistani marble to China is that it ...

Breaking the Male Bastion of Idol Making

Women in Kumartuli near Kolkotta are making a mark in idol making, a profession almost entirely ...

India to Launch Awareness Campaign on Anemia

The government is in the process of making adolescent health programme more monitorable and prevention centric. ...

Your Rights When Stopped by Traffic Police

There are rights that a commuter and Traffic police in India may not be aware of. ...

More Money for More Dust

Harapriya Nayak and Santosh Dora worked with the tribals of a small village in Odisha, who ...

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Power of Bugs
Did you know about the existence of worms who are capable of eating plastic 1400 times faster than other organisms? Or water hyacinths that are capable of purifying sewage water?

The Headmaster of Titri
When the Government Upper Primary School at Titri village in Udaipur,India, opens every morning, it is Mohammed Gafur Chhipa, the headmaster, who personally unlocks the gates.

A Beacon of Hope in Waste Management
The bio-methanation plant at Saligao,Goa, generates 7,000 units of electricity every day. Of this, 4,000 units are consumed by the plant and the remaining 3,000 are pumped into the grid. It is a beacon of hope in a state overwhelmed by garbage.

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