Samagra Siksha attempts to bridge digital divide

Schools are closed for students since start of the academic year owing to the covid 19 pandemic but in Kerala, education department provided digital classes for all classes starting from first to twelve standard from the very first day of the academic year. Digital classes were telecasted through KITE VICTERS TV channel, a TV channel […]

Netizens Want Padma Shri For This 69-Year Old Paralysed Man From Kerala

NS Rajappan from Manianikkara, Kottayam has been collecting discarded plastic waste from the Vembanad Lake for the past 5 years. Although he doesn’t own a boat, he hires a tiny one every day and sets out early in the morning to collect plastic bottles dumped in the waters. He couldn’t bear to see the plastic […]

When Millions Rushed Home, A School Programme Gave Kerala’s Migrants Reason To Stay

When millions of jobless migrant workers across India started returning to their hometowns in May 2020, Pratima and Rajesh Singh decided against heading back to their village in Ballia district in easternmost Uttar Pradesh. Rajesh, who had worked as a welder in Kerala’s central Ernakulam district for 17 years, was among the 120 million Indians […]

Kerala IFS Uses Coir To Prevent 90 Lakh Plastic Bags From Reaching Landfills

In 2018, when Meenakshi C was made the Conservator of Forests in Kerala’s Central Region, her aim was to eliminate the age-old use of polythene bags to raise seedlings, and increase the awareness among youngsters about the positive effects of greenery in urban areas. “Every year, the Forestry Department distributes 90 lakh seedlings to schools, […]

Coir Bhoovastra: Kerala’s water bodies go through a makeover during monsoon

With nature at a new risk every day, Kerala has taken the astounding initiative of giving their canals and streams a new kind of makeover.  The makeover will use eco- friendly cloth to drape over their banks. The cloth will stop erosion during the season of monsoon. Kerala the Land of Coconuts, have been technologically […]

How an IAS officer in Kerala used Facebook to help flood victims

New Delhi: First, as the district collector of Kozhikode, IAS officer Prasanth Nair won the hearts of his home state, earning the moniker ‘Collector Bro’ for his citizen-friendly and participative approach in governance. Now, a few years later, at a time when Kerala is battling the worst natural calamity it has faced in living memory, […]

Had it not been for its IAS officers, Kerala’s flood damage would have been worse

The one thing that stood out during the devastating Kerala floods was the effective response of the civil administration, especially when compared with poorer and flood-prone states like UP and Bihar. The grit and commitment of young IAS officers leading their teams into relief and restoration operations against the havoc of the floods were striking. […]

CSR: An Honest Bureaucrat At Work

Once a bureaucrat proves that they are credible, nobody dares to threaten them directly. This is the experience of a brave IAS officer Dr Renu Raj in the state of Kerala. Dr Raj who scored All India Rank 2 in 2014 batch of the UPSC civil services exam in her first attempt, received her first […]