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South Asian Development NewsMay 23, 2018
Powerful Clicks on Lives of Leprosy Affected

Natsuko Tominaga is a photographer with the Nippon Foundation. She is on a mission to remove ...

Pancheshwar Dam: Is it Really Needed?

In the dense forests of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand, on the India-Nepal border, the tallest dam ...

Normal Monsoon Forecast

Rainfall will be 97% of the 50-year average with a 54% probability that rains will be ...

Election Commission Brings Beggars and Homeless into Poll Process

Indian Election Commission will also examine the possibility of allowing undertrials to vote. ...

Microfactory to Tackle E-Waste Hazard

In a pioneering effort to tackle the growing mountains of e-waste, an IIT-trained Australian scientist of ...

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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.

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.

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.

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