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South Asian Development NewsFeb 18, 2018
Rs 6000 Crore Scheme to Tackle Depleting Groundwater

Fast depleting ground water in nearly 30% of the assessed blocks has pushed the Indian government ...

A Yatra to Take Kabir to the New Generation

The Yatra, held annually for 5 days, was started by renowned Kabir folk artist Prahlad Tipaniya. ...

Vulnerable Employment to affect 72% Workers in South Asia

The ILO report observes stronger signs of diversification away from agriculture in Southeast Asia and the ...

Asma Jahangir: Fighting for Human Rights

Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir, 66, who died of a cardiac arrest recently, fought for ...

Book Review: Mother Earth Sister Seed

A new travelogue by Lathika George takes us into farms, festivals and kitchens across India. ...

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Inviting Elephants for Tea
Tenzing's small 13-hectare (about 32 acres) tea estate sits in the folds of the Himalayas, and borders the mountain kingdom of Bhutan to the north. Tenzing produces his traditional tea without synthetic pesticices.

The Return of a Lake
Bio-mining is the process of using microorganisms (microbes) to extract metals of economic interest from rock ores or mine waste. Such techniques are also used to clean up sites that have been polluted with metals, as in the case of Sembakkam lake in Chennai.

Making Learning Fun in a Remote Village
After 20 Years in the US, Sharath and Shandhya started an NGO, Aavishkaar, in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. Their vibrant team is a ray of hope for children who want to dive deep into math and science.

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