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Village Gets 101 Toilets in 12 Hours

A s a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan village of Siachen martyr Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad had about 101 toilets built in it over a span of 12 hours on Sunday

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 19, 2017)
Doctor Pepper

By assiduously sharing his knowledge with farmers, 68 year old Dr Madhugiri Narayana Rao Venugopal, a retired ICAR scientist, affectionately called Pepper Doctor in Sirsi, Karnataka, has helped increased the yield of pepper by three to four times.

( Source: Civilsocietyonline, Posted: Sep 19, 2017)
Delhi Teenager Brings Sunshine in Rural Leh

For Ananya Saluja it all started in 2015 when she volunteered to mentor an underprivileged girl through her school for the Balwadi Programme and was moved by thta experience.

( Source: TheOptimisticCitizen, Posted: Sep 19, 2017)
The Rohingya of Pakistan

Abuse, mistrust and discrimination are the everyday trials of Rohingya people in Pakistan.

( Source: dawn, Posted: Sep 19, 2017)
From Information to Empowerment

The Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) has been delivering government entitlements efficiently to villages in 350 locations since the past one year. It has trained 100 information intermediaries who go door-to-door with an Android tablet and a Mera App, helping villagers know about the government schemes and ensuring they get their entitlements.

( Source: Civilsocietyonline, Posted: Sep 10, 2017)
A Little Volunteering Can Change a Lot

In India, many initiatives are dependent on tens of thousands of volunteers who give up their time, and sometimes comfortable lives, to make life better for strangers in need. So why do they do it?

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 10, 2017)
Impact Awards 2017 recognise development efforts

The conclave saw participation of 120 organizations from public and private sector to deliberate on national development agenda within the framework of Sustainable Development Goals (2030).

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Sep 10, 2017)
Making climate friendly choices

The two-day Sustainability Summit stresses on working together to change lifestyles and make smart choices.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Sep 10, 2017)
Empowering Vegetable Farmers of Bihar

Kaushlendra started Kaushalya Foundation which helps over 20,000 farmers in Bihar learn the skills necessary to earn in competitive market. And his for-profit company sells fresh vegetables has achieved a healthy turnover of Rs five crore.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Sep 3, 2017)
Polythene Ban to be Strictly Enforced in Sri Lanka

The sale, offer for sale, free of charge offer, exhibition and use of food containers, plates, cups and spoons manufactured from expanded polystyrene has been banned in Sri Lanka as of yesterday.

( Source: DailyMirror.lk, Posted: Sep 3, 2017)
Where are the Females Doctors of Balochistan?

Living in the capital of Balochistan, one often hears people complaining about a lack of female doctors in the city.

( Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1355427/where-are-balochistans-female-doctors, Posted: Sep 3, 2017)
Turning Poor Women Into Business Owners!

Sri Padmavathi Mahilabhyudaya Sangham (SPMS) is the first registered federation of urban self-help groups in India. Their journey of 25 years offers inspiration and insight for those interested in poverty alleviation in the urban context.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 3, 2017)
Weaving Stable Lives for Hundreds of Women

Sally Holkars work with Women Weave has supported hundreds of women weavers and provided them with cutting edge training to rekindle traditional handloom weaving

( Source: The Optimist Citizen, Posted: Aug 28, 2017)
Goa Still in Knots over Coconut Tree

Goans vehemently protested when the status of the coconut tree was at stake

( Source: Civil society online, Posted: Aug 28, 2017)
A Passion for Farming

A Chennai software engineers passion for farming and hydroponics has resulted in a successful start up.

( Source: The Weekend Leader, Posted: Aug 28, 2017)
Book Bank Aids 5,000 Students in Karnataka

Distributing free textbooks to underprivileged students, Rajasthan Youth Association announced that it is extending the activity to Bengaluru Urban and other districts.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Aug 28, 2017)
Biking Queens hit Indian roads for women empowerment

The bikers will spread the message of women empowerment and also distribute sanitary kits to women in dozens of Indian states.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Aug 24, 2017)
'Your Purpose in Life Should Not Be Limited to You' Find How Two Leaders Have Found Inspiration

Imagine a world with several more Mahatma Gandhis, Martin Luther Kings, George Washingtons, Nelson Mandelas, Albert Einsteins, Isaac Newtons, Malalas, Paul Polmans, Oprah Winfreys and Aung San Suu Kyis. We would have a world where leaders were creating innumerable possibilities — abundance of resources for everyone with no signs of poverty, joy and peace without....

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Aug 24, 2017)
'Let Your Child Be Who They Are': Parents of Autistic Kids on How to Find Courage & Love

You can free your mind, and help your child with autism achieve his true potential. All it takes is a not-so-difficult shift in mindset. 21-year-old Prasad completed a 10 km marathon run this past week. His dad, Ranganathan was thrilled! “The best part was that he completed the run because he was enjoying it. He […]

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Aug 24, 2017)
What Brought Her to India and Made Her Stay

I arrived in India in September of 2015, 40 years after my father had left.  I am probably the unlikeliest person to move to Delhi.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Aug 16, 2017)
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