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Profile: Kenneth Anderson Nature Society

Kenneth Anderson Nature Society (KANS), an organization based in Hosur, Tamil Nadu created with a mission of achieving wildlife sanctuary status for the Melagari Forest Region.

( Source: http://www.kans.org.in/, Posted: Oct 19, 2016)
Bleached Coral Call for Attention

The current mass bleaching of corals across the world appears to be the most severe ever. It threatens the very existence of coral reefs. Shreeshan Venkatesh finds out what's driving the event.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Oct 19, 2016)
Light and Livelihood in Rural Rajasthan

IIT Bombay has launched the Solar Saheli venture, as part of its SoUL project, in 281 villages of Rajasthan.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Oct 19, 2016)
Growing 15 Crops in a Year

Vanita Balbhim Manshetty, a 35-year-old farmer from Maharashtra, took up the one-acre farming model in 2014. Today, as an independent farmer, she is happy to provide her family with nutritious, organic food.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 19, 2016)
Dentist Revives Water Bodies in Maharashtra

Dr. Avinash Pol, a dental surgeon from Maharashtra, guided the residents of more than 70 villages in the state to help revive water bodies and learn about beneficial government schemes.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 17, 2016)
A Family That Made a Forest

Dr. Pravin Chordia believes that living a life closer to nature is the logical solution to all our modern-day woes.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 16, 2016)
Developing Roads That Self-Repair

Nemkumar Bhantia, a professor in the Civil Engineering Department at University of British Columbia (UBC) in the Canada, has developed roads that are self-repairing, sustainable, long-lasting, and cost-effective.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 11, 2016)
Street Art for a Brighter Delhi

Armed with paint and brush artists from all over the world converged in LOdhi Colony, Delhi to convert it into the country's first public art gallery in the streets.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Oct 11, 2016)
Burning Fields of Punjab

Punjab produces about 19-20 million tonnes of paddy straw and about 85-90 per cent of this paddy straw is burnt in the field.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Oct 11, 2016)
Mahindra & Mahindra Announce Carbon Price

The company's carbon price is aligned with its business commitment to reduce its Green House Gas emissions by 25% over the next three years.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Oct 11, 2016)
TBI Blogs: An IIT Bombay Initiative That's Using Solar Power to Empower Women in Rajasthan

However, today, it’s not their deprivations or their culture that binds them; instead, it’s the pride of becoming capable entrepreneurs.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 5, 2016)
New course to train teachers for special children in India

The training programme aims at understanding the diverse needs and the untapped potential of children with special needs.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Oct 5, 2016)
Rebuilding lives of kids of Mumbai terror attack victims

Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust is helping children of those who died in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Oct 5, 2016)
This Organisation Has Provided Therapy to More Than 2,500 Children with Developmental Disabilities

So what makes Bal Asha different from the many child care and adoption centres in Mumbai?

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 5, 2016)
This Double Arm Amputee Drives So Well With His Legs, He Could Not Be Denied a Driving Licence!

Through the years, he taught himself to do a host of things with the two limbs that he has.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 5, 2016)
India's Largest Community Solar Water Plant

India’s largest solar operated community based RO Plant, has been installed at Sewniwala in Baytu Tehsil of Barmer district in Rajasthan.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Sep 28, 2016)
Kerala to Re-use Plastic Waste for Roads

The Clean Kerala Company is an organisation formed under the State Local Self-Help Government and it has been involved in statewide waste management initiatives like converting solid waste to CNG, collecting and recycling e-waste, organising plastic collection drives, etc.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 28, 2016)
A Fishy Business

Fish farms rarely have boundaries. Antibiotics added to the feed and water spread to other waterbodies and agricultural fields, bumping up the risk of antibiotic resistance in the environment.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Sep 27, 2016)
Tours and Heritage Walks for the Differently-abled

Planet Abled is a travel company for the differently-abled set up by Neha Arora, 31, an engineer by education and traveller by choice.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Sep 27, 2016)
Joy of Giving Week

A Happy Dot is a celebration of the joy that comes with giving without expecting anything in return.

( Source: joyofgivingweek, Posted: Sep 21, 2016)
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