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South Asian Development NewsDec 06, 2016
Tackling Mental Health Taboo Online

Taskeen.org offers a judgement free safe space online. there are many cities and districts in Pakistan ...

Eye Bankers Speed up Deliveries of Corneas

An Eye surgeon in Ambala near Chandigarh had sent out the request for Corneal tissue to ...

Goa Prepares to Become Cashless

Goa will become the first state to go cashless, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar announced. ...

When Women Unite

Agragamee, an NGO in remote tribal districts of Odisha, conceptualised the Mahila Mandal, a community-led advocacy ...

Vietnam Scraps Nuclear Energy Plans

The decision dealt a blow to global nuclear energy trade and watered down efforts of Japan ...

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Enabling the Disabled in Workforce
At Sharayu Precision, Subhash Chuttar employs over 36 mentally and physically challenged men and women who work at jobs ranging from riveting, drilling and greasing to polishing and packing. Chuttar has won the Helen Keller Award instituted by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People.

Waves of Change in Rural Health
CHETNA, based in Ahmedabad, has been working with seven NGO partners like ALERT in Gujarat and Rajasthan on communication strategies to create awareness as well as ensure that the National Rural Health Mission programmes and services reach people in rural areas, however remote.

Harvest from the Skies
Five model rainwater-harvesting projects from The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in Delhi show how the fast depleting groundwater table can be recharged.

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