37 Tamil Nadu panchayats to have ‘cost-cutting’ solar power generation model
While uninterrupted power supply has been a challenge amid rising costs in the country, a panchayat in Kerala’s Thrissur district has set a model for implementing an alternative power generation and distribution model. On Wednesday, a team of 45 officials, including panchayat presidents and local body authorities, from Tamil Nadu visited the panchayat to study […]
India’s first fully digital literate panchayat
Pullampara became the first grama panchayat in the country to attain full digital literacy among its residents. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan made the official announcement at a function in Mamoodu near Venjaramoodu on Wednesday. Pinarayi said digital literacy was imperative for the public to get government services as well as connecting with the global knowledge […]
CRPF to the rescue!
CRPF has launched unique bike ambulances amidst their anti-Maoist operations in Madhya Pradesh, intended at providing basic healthcare facilities to those living in remote jungle areas of Balaghat region. Medical teams, accompanied by well-armed security personnel ride their motorcycles to help the sick and injured in remotest villages the area district that shares its border […]
Real Freedom after 75 years in this part of India !
After 75 years of Independence, 14 villages of Sandur Taluk of Ballari are about to witness true freedom. Sandur, both famous and infamous for its mining activities in Karnataka witnessed something special this Independence Day. 14 villages of this erstwhile princely state got their lands and land records officially validated this year through an exercise […]
“Sombhadra” Social Brand for Rural Self-Help Group (SHG) products
NRLM or Ajeevika Mission is a flagship program of the Government of India aimed at promoting the economic empowerment of rural women through the Self Help Group (SHG) model. At the District level, the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) is the nodal agency for handholding and promoting the SHGs. One of the modes of promoting […]
NTPC Pakri Barwadih Coal Mining Project’s ‘Mahilashakti’, women drivers break cultural barriers
NTPC PakriBarwadih Coal Mining Project is the first mine in India to have women dumper operators for operating large size dump trucks. In Jharkhand’s coal belt these 22-women dumper operators have broken the barrier of patriarchal society. Most of these women belong to the Schedule tribe community and were driving pink autos in Ranchi at […]
SHG led rural enterprise – A case study of Anandi
SHG- led Rural Enterprise: A case study of Anandi Introduction Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) with its head quarter at Sanctoria near Asansol is one of the 8 subsidiaries of Coal India which is engaged in the mining of Coal in the state of West Bengal with two additional mines in Jharkhand as well. ECL carries […]
Health camps as an instrument to fight Anaemia!
‘Anaemia Mukt Bharat’ Camp, Naraingarh General Overview Anaemia is a medical condition characterised by deficiency of red blood cells in the body. This leads to insufficient oxygen being transported across the body, which in turn can lead to various issues including fatigue, pale skin and light-headedness. Anaemia can also lead to complications during pregnancy and […]
Background: During COVID-19 pandemic, India has witnessed renewed interest in traditional medical practices. India is a gold mine of medicinal plants and a rich repository of traditional medicinal knowledge is archived in Indian systems of medicine (AYUSH), for example, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Sowa-rigpa, and Homeopathy. This renewed interest has led to increased demand for medicinal […]
Elder’s Club an Idea of Inclusive Development
Ageing is a natural course of development and increasing longevity has wonderful human achievement. An active secure and healthy ageing population can present enormous contribution to the society. This demographic shift has opportunities with challenges where ageing require lots of resourceful support while it has resounding contribution to the family and society. Elders are like […]