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South Asian Development NewsApr 24, 2018
Helping Panchayats Fill in the Blanks

AHEAD was set up in 2009 under Section 25 of the Companies Act to work with ...

Bangladesh to Buy Solar Power

Bangladesh wants to buy at least 2000 megawatts of electricity from large solar power projects coming ...

Residents Use Rule of Law to Secure Justice

Hasmukh Dhumadia narrates his experience of helping the local residents of Arambhada village in Mithapur, Gujarat ...

New Water Atlas by NABARD to Help Farmers Get the Water They Need, Lower Wastage

While many regions in India have already begun to see signs of water scarcity with the ...

Trials with Alternate Fuel for Transport in Goa

The experiment started on 15 August last year when Sweden-based Scania was granted permission to operate ...

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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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