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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.
Crusading for Sex Workers  (Apr 23, 2018)
At the age of 40, Jayamma Bhandari works with women sex workers in building a respectable source of income. Through Chaitanya Mahila Mandali, she is taking up skilling and livelihood courses so that these women can step out of the business with dignity and financial help.
Girls Who Took Over a Village  (Apr 17, 2018)
In Thennamadevi, a village in Tamil Nadu, India, girls have moved from discussions of the challenges they face to taking bold action.
A School that Teaches Life  (Apr 10, 2018)
Seth M.R. Jaipuria school in Lucknow,India is encouraging students to tap into their own and others humanity through the practices of gratitude, self compassion, mindfulness, and more, transforming the school.
A Pot Of Tea and A Dose of Love  (Apr 4, 2018)
Ambareen Abdullah and Fahad Azim started Kaitley in 2016. It is an evolving brand of tea carts across Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, run by individuals recovering from chronic mental illnesses.
Guide To Greywater Recycling At Home  (Mar 28, 2018)
This summer, take a few simple steps to cut down your water bills as well as your water footprint.
Sindutai Sapkal: The Mother Of Thousands Of Orphans  (Mar 26, 2018)
During experiences of poverty, abjection and homelessness, Sindhutai came across dozens of orphans and women who were blatantly ignored by the society. She started adopting these orphans and worked and sometimes begged incessantly to feed them.
Celebrating Garbage  (Mar 19, 2018)
Kuppai (garbage) Thiruvizha (festival_, an initiative by Chennai based Kuppai Matters, was a two day event designed to sensitise people to the idea of reduce, reuse, repair, refuse and recycle.
Top Architecture Prize for Low Cost Housing Pioneer  (Mar 14, 2018)
Considered a pioneer of low-cost housing, Mr. Doshi, 90, is thrilled to have been awarded the 2018 Pritzker Prize, the highest honor. He is the first laureate from India.
For the Sake of a Lake  (Mar 5, 2018)
Arun Krishnamurthy and his organization Environmentalist Foundation of India,have been creating environmental change in multiple states of the country through lake conservation, student education and community participation for nearly a decade.
Odisha to Introduce Millets in Citizen Services  (Feb 26, 2018)
This is the first state in India to introduce millets into Public Distribution System, Mid-day Meal Scheme and the Integrated Child Development Services together.
Bhil Tribes Revive Tradition to Conserve Forest and Water  (Feb 20, 2018)
Halma is an ancient tradition of the Bhils where tribes people gather at a place to discuss problems face by the community. Halma has united tribal people in Madhya Pradesh to plant more than 11,000 trees, repaired more than 250 hand pumps and dug more than three dozen big ponds.
Inviting Elephants for Tea  (Feb 14, 2018)
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  (Feb 6, 2018)
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  (Jan 30, 2018)
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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