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Turning Dust Bowls into Lush Villages

For teaching thousands of villagers in arid regiond of India how to build earthen dams to catch the monsoon rains and revitalize their land, Rajendra Singh was honored Friday with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize.

( Source: goodnewsnetwork, Posted: Mar 24, 2015)
 
Building An, Equitable Water Management System

Here is how people of Khonoma village in Nagaland came together to make sure that their fields always remain green.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Mar 17, 2015)
 
First Afghan Woman Taxi Driver Steers Change

Sara Bahai got her driver's license in 2002 and is also a mechanic. She earned a university degree in education and now teaches other women to drive so they can be more independent.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Mar 11, 2015)
 
Samarthanam Reaches Out to Visually Disabled

Samarthanam is the most far-reaching organization for the visually-impaired in Karnataka.

( Source: GiveIndia, Posted: Mar 3, 2015)
 
School Under the Bridge

When Rajesh Kumar Sharma went to see how Metro Rail work was progressing near the Yamuna station, he realized that poor children had no school to attend. So he set up a school Under the Bridge.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Feb 24, 2015)
 
Do not Rubbish the Garbage

Daily Dump provides a home composter for about Rs 600. It is designed for a single family and is supported by a service backup and customer support.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Feb 23, 2015)
 
Small Interventions, Big Change - A Biogas Story

In Sidmakudar village, Jharkhand, India, every house has a biogas dome. The homes and streets are lit by solar energy. And village development committees make all the decisions.

( Source: InfochangeIndia, Posted: Feb 22, 2015)
 
Innovations from Fab Lab

The first Fab Lab in India, was Fab Lab Pabal in Vigyan Ashram, 70 kms from Pune.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Feb 17, 2015)
 
Women Who Saved Their School

When severe floods hit Uttarakhand in June 2013, these brave women faced several injuries but made sure that the future of their children was secured.

( Source: The Better India, Posted: Feb 11, 2015)
 
The Tuber Trail

For many tribal communities, tubers and roots are an important source of nutrition. But their status is rather low.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Feb 4, 2015)
 
The Young Performers of Jamghat

Streetchildren and former child labourers have come together at Jamghat, a Delhi-based NGO, to use theatre for social awareness.

( Source: InfoChangeIndia.org, Posted: Jan 29, 2015)
 
Jharkhand Women Bring Down Infant Mortality

Ekjut, an NGO, started working with roughly 20 women in three villages around Chakradharpur, India six years ago. By now, it has 20,000 trained women, spread across more than a thousand villages.

( Source: Times of India, Posted: Jan 29, 2015)
 
Indian National Bravery Awards 2015

From jumping into deep waters to jumping into deadly fires, from throwing mangoes at a leopard to offering themselves as hostage, stories of 24 bravehearts will give you goosebumps and inspire you to the core.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jan 28, 2015)
 
Soup Kitchen Helps Stave off Hunger

Saeed, a small, energetic woman now approaching her 50s has been running her first tandoor centre in Taiser Town near Karachi, for the past six years.

( Source: IPS, Posted: Jan 24, 2015)
 
Nurturing a Society of Tree-lovers

n last nine years, Karpagam and her students have planted about 12,000 saplings in and around Coimbatore.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Jan 21, 2015)
 
Profile: Environmentalist Jai Prakash Dabral

"It was the promise which I had given to my grandmother. When I have done something in life I would come back to the hills and contribute to it."

( Source: IBN Live, Posted: Jan 17, 2015)
 
Empowerment of a Colorful Kind

Okhamandal Taluka in Gujarat is home to more than 200 Self Help Groups of men and women. It is from these communities that the Appliqu handicraft under the well known Okhai brand name has been created.

( Source: The Better India, Posted: Jan 14, 2015)
 
Ten Years of Tsunamika

Meet Tsunamika, the daughter of the tsunami, who turns 10 today and has been enabling 100 tsunami affected women in Tamil Nadu to get back on their feet.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Jan 14, 2015)
 
Abul Hussam Wins Grainger Challenge Prize

A professor who developed an inexpensive, easy-to-make system for filtering arsenic from well water has won a $1 million engineering prize -- and he plans to use most of the money to distribute the filters to needy communities around the world.

( Source: Wikipedia, Posted: Jan 12, 2015)
 
Seeds of Change

Papamma is the driving force behind the seed conservation movement in a village in Karnataka, India. She has managed to turn the mindset of the villagers towards preserving and maintaining traditional seed varieties and setting up kitchen gardens to ensure food security

( Source: InfochangeIndia, Posted: Jan 11, 2015)
 
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