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A dentist and an engineer: siblings on a mission against oral cancer

It is certainly not a luxury car, even in rural Chattisgarh, but it a functional one in their mission to improve oral care in the villages of Chattisgarh.

( Source: Yourstory, Posted: Jul 4, 2015)
 
India to Modernise Pre-school Infrastructure

The Indian government has joined hands with the private partners for modernizing the Anganwadi infrastructure in rural areas.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jul 1, 2015)
 
Connect Empower Withdraw

TVS, a popular corporate entity in South India, is empowering rural people by helping them access benefits already available to them and sorting out the problems of last-mile connectivity.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Jul 1, 2015)
 
Golden Harvest of Dates

In the business of producing date palm fruits, the city of Khairpur near Sindh holds a very significant place.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Jul 1, 2015)
 
Dedicated to the Ganges

Vikas Chandra has dedicated his life to cleaning the river Ganges. He leads a group of volunteers who clean the Ganga and carry out awareness campaigns against polluting the river. In the process they also cremate bodies that have been dumped into the river.

( Source: DNAIndia, Posted: Jul 1, 2015)
 
Shining in the Lahore Slum

As a five-year-old Muhammad Sabir filled his garbage collection bag to sell. Salvaging trash to survive, he picked up snippets of newspapers and tried to read them.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Jun 24, 2015)
 
Lead Issue in India Bigger than Maggi-gate

Lead in drinking water, paint and spices have exposed children to its harmful effects.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Jun 24, 2015)
 
Saving Lives from Floods

Ravindranath started the Rural Volunteer Centre, where his team of volunteers is trained to take prompt action in case of floods and also well versed in basic first aid and evacuation techniques.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jun 24, 2015)
 
Database of Blood Banks in India Launched

India’s National Aids Control Organization (NACO) observed has launched the database of blood banks.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jun 24, 2015)
 
Divining at Heights

Where no man or machine went before 1996 in search of water, geo-scientist Ritesh Arya rushed in to divine water in the rocky mountain deserts of Ladakh.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Jun 17, 2015)
 
Volunteers Clear Up 29 Tons of Waste in a Day

The sixth ed.tion of Chennai Coastal Cleanup saw 29 tons of waste being collected, 16 tons of which will be recycled

( Source: TheAlternative, Posted: Jun 17, 2015)
 
Palm Oil Prices and Sumatran Tigers

Conversion of many tropical forests to oil palm plantations has destroyed a huge number of plant and animal species.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Jun 17, 2015)
 
SOS for Nepalese Children

SOS Childrens Villages Nepal aims to reunite lost children with their families and bring orphaned children to one of their homes in Nepal.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Jun 17, 2015)
 
Dawn of Hope in Tripura

The revocation of the AFSPA, an act that acted as a cover for human rights violatons, is certainly a positive move from a human rights perspective.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jun 10, 2015)
 
Kerala pioneer eyes new horizons for jackfruit industry

A new food processing company in Kerala proposes to market innovative products, the success of which could well place the largely neglected jack fruit in the focus.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jun 10, 2015)
 
Saving the Taj

The e-rickshaws are eco friendly, do not require fuel and make no noise.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jun 10, 2015)
 
APEE Association, the First Association for Children with Intellectual Deficiencies

In recent years, we have received many parents who came with their children with multiple disabilities, generally cerebral palsy.

( Source: Handiplanet-echanges, Posted: Jun 10, 2015)
 
Odisha Government Plans Ambulances for Tribal Districts

The Odisha government will soon be launching 149 more ambulances for the tribal dominated districts of the state.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jun 9, 2015)
 
Street Kids Opt for Pencils Instead of Begging Bowls

Located in Pipri village near Karachi, where over 95 per cent of the people earn their living by begging on the streets, a humble institution has given kids a rare chance to receive an education,

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Jun 9, 2015)
 
Indian Ministry Hounding Activists?

The recent government crackdown on Greenpeace in particular, and the activism sector in general, seems to be arbitrary and illegitimate.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jun 9, 2015)
 
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