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Transforming Derelict School Into Model School

Once comprising of a single room for 325 students, the school is now a three storied building with multiple classrooms, labs, RO systems and separate washrooms! More

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 17, 2018)
Lighting up Villages Using the Sun

Dr Nachiappan Narayan and his wife Shanti from New Jersey plan next to establish solar smart classes in Tamil Nadu villages.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jul 11, 2018)
Infusing Happiness Into School Curriculum

Ensuring a stress free environment for students, Project Zindagi, Gratitude Walls and the Happiness Program are part of Delhi school curriculum.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jul 3, 2018)
Seeds Man

Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade, the legendary plant breeder who created at least nine varieties of rice passed away recently. He freely shared his seeds and never profited financially from his genius.

( Source: Frontline, Posted: Jun 20, 2018)
Turtles Swim on in Temple Tanks

eDNA extraction has confirmed the presence of rare freshwater species in temple ponds in Assam.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Jun 13, 2018)
Tamil Nadu to Ban Disposable Plastic

The State government on Tuesday announced a ban on manufacture, sales, storage and usage of disposable plastic across State with effective from January 1, 2019.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Jun 6, 2018)
6200 Innovative Farm Pools Bring Drought Relief

6,000 hectares of land will now be covered under protected irrigation and hopefully result in a better rabi crop for drought prone Yavatmal in Mahrashtra, India.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: May 29, 2018)
Sowing Hope

Sabarmati Tiki is the daughter of Prof Radhamohan who bought degraded land in Nayagarh and despite people calling his mission impossible, decided to regenerate it. Sabarmati and her team grow 314 traditional rice varieties at the farm and distribute the seeds to farmers in Odisha.

( Source: FirstPost, Posted: May 21, 2018)
Trafficking Survivors Turn Bakers

Chhattisgarh government has come up with a unique initiative of setting up a bakery unit for survivors of human trafficking, as its pilot project under Beti Zindabad campaign in Jashpur.

( Source: TimesOfIndia, Posted: May 14, 2018)
Saving Seeds, Saving our Future

Vanastree is a seed saving cooperative located in the heart of the Western Ghats mountain range in southern India. Its main objectives include promoting food security and bio diversity through sustainable farms and home gardens.

( Source: itsorganic.in, Posted: May 7, 2018)
Giving an Identity to 100 Million Nomadic Tribals

Large populations of former so called criminal tribes in India continue to remain economically, socially, and politically disenfranchised. Over the last seven years, Mittal Patel has worked in over 1,000 different denotified tribal (DNT) settlements to legitimize them, not just as active citizens accessing land, education and livelihoods, but also as leaders.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Apr 30, 2018)
Crusading for Sex Workers

At the age of 40, Jayamma Bhandari works with women sex workers in building a respectable source of income. Through Chaitanya Mahila Mandali, she is taking up skilling and livelihood courses so that these women can step out of the business with dignity and financial help.

( Source: yourstory.com, Posted: Apr 23, 2018)
Girls Who Took Over a Village

In Thennamadevi, a village in Tamil Nadu, India, girls have moved from discussions of the challenges they face to taking bold action.

( Source: csmonitor.com, Posted: Apr 17, 2018)
A School that Teaches Life

Seth M.R. Jaipuria school in Lucknow,India is encouraging students to tap into their own and others humanity through the practices of gratitude, self compassion, mindfulness, and more, transforming the school.

( Source: DailyGood.org, Posted: Apr 10, 2018)
A Pot Of Tea and A Dose of Love

Ambareen Abdullah and Fahad Azim started Kaitley in 2016. It is an evolving brand of tea carts across Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, run by individuals recovering from chronic mental illnesses.

( Source: TheOptimisticCitizen, Posted: Apr 4, 2018)
Guide To Greywater Recycling At Home

This summer, take a few simple steps to cut down your water bills as well as your water footprint.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Mar 28, 2018)
Sindutai Sapkal: The Mother Of Thousands Of Orphans

During experiences of poverty, abjection and homelessness, Sindhutai came across dozens of orphans and women who were blatantly ignored by the society. She started adopting these orphans and worked and sometimes begged incessantly to feed them.

( Source: The Optimist Citizen, Posted: Mar 26, 2018)
Celebrating Garbage

Kuppai (garbage) Thiruvizha (festival_, an initiative by Chennai based Kuppai Matters, was a two day event designed to sensitise people to the idea of reduce, reuse, repair, refuse and recycle.

( Source: New Indian Express, Posted: Mar 19, 2018)
Top Architecture Prize for Low Cost Housing Pioneer

Considered a pioneer of low-cost housing, Mr. Doshi, 90, is thrilled to have been awarded the 2018 Pritzker Prize, the highest honor. He is the first laureate from India.

( Source: New York Times, Posted: Mar 14, 2018)
For the Sake of a Lake

Arun Krishnamurthy and his organization Environmentalist Foundation of India,have been creating environmental change in multiple states of the country through lake conservation, student education and community participation for nearly a decade.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Mar 5, 2018)
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