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SNEHA: Preventing Suicides by Not Hanging Up  (Dec 5, 2018)
Ever since a popular media posted crisis information on its web page, Chennai based SNEHA suicide prevention centre has been flooded with calls and emails from persons seeking help from all over India.
Green People: Pausing Migration in Uttarakhand  (Nov 26, 2018)
Under the guidance of Col. Ajay Kothiyal, Mr. Rupesh Rai founded the Green People, a group of volunteers are setting up examples of rural tourism and organic farms in Uttarakhand to inspire thousands of villagers to come back home.
In the Footsteps of Kabir  (Nov 19, 2018)
Possibly the most-quoted poet-saint of north India is Kabir, the illiterate, 15th century mystic who belonged to a class of weavers in the ancient city of Varanasi. Kabir was a 'nirguni', one who believes in a formless divinity that can be discovered both within and without. With whip-like wit, his poetry scorns outward rituals and displays of piety exhorting his listeners to seek the divine through self-interrogation, and to recognise the impermanence of manifest reality. Read on for an extract from 'The Bijak of Kabir', one of the most important anthologies of the Eastern tradition of Kabir's verses.
Maitri Meals: An Example of Alternative Livelihood for Trafficked Women  (Oct 10, 2018)
In 2016, Maitri Meals began its journey to provide alternate livelihood to the trafficked women living in brothels of GB Road, Delhi's largest red light area. Two women took the plunge and decided to live a new life with dignity and respect.
Bengaluru Oncologist Develops the Best Voice Prosthesis at Rs 50  (Oct 2, 2018)
Dr. U.S. Vishal Rao, 40, developed a voice prosthesis for throat cancer patients that costs less than a dollar and is the cheapest in the market
Innovating Against Poverty  (Sep 22, 2018)
Piyush (left) and Vinay started ONergy in 2010 with minimal investment. ONergy Solar received global recognition when, in 2013, the Swedish Government awarded ONergy an Award for Innovations against Poverty.
Schools of Excellence  (Sep 11, 2018)
The Delhi government has improved the infrastructure in government schools and made them on a par with private schools.Teachers and principals from over 1,000 Delhi government schools have so far been sent for training to Singapore and Finland, countries that are renowned for their pioneering teaching methods.
Guardians of Kanha  (Aug 29, 2018)
Tribal Women of Kanha Turn Protectors of the Forest and Guide Tourists
The Tea Stall that is a Tree Stall  (Jul 24, 2018)
Wherever Chhotu sets up his tea shop, he treats that place as his home, which means he sweeps the area to keep it clean, plants trees all around his shop, and nurtures them till they show significant growth. When he is sure that the trees he planted and the birds flocking to his chinkas will continue to flourish in the care of the other villagers, he moves his tea stall to a different place and starts working his magic all over again.
Transforming Derelict School Into Model School  (Jul 17, 2018)
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
Lighting up Villages Using the Sun  (Jul 11, 2018)
Dr Nachiappan Narayan and his wife Shanti from New Jersey plan next to establish solar smart classes in Tamil Nadu villages.
Infusing Happiness Into School Curriculum  (Jul 3, 2018)
Ensuring a stress free environment for students, Project Zindagi, Gratitude Walls and the Happiness Program are part of Delhi school curriculum.
Seeds Man  (Jun 20, 2018)
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.
Turtles Swim on in Temple Tanks  (Jun 13, 2018)
eDNA extraction has confirmed the presence of rare freshwater species in temple ponds in Assam.
Tamil Nadu to Ban Disposable Plastic  (Jun 6, 2018)
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.
6200 Innovative Farm Pools Bring Drought Relief  (May 29, 2018)
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.
Sowing Hope  (May 21, 2018)
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  (May 14, 2018)
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  (May 7, 2018)
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.
Giving an Identity to 100 Million Nomadic Tribals  (Apr 30, 2018)
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.

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