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Community Participation to improve ICDS program in Bhalapind village, Punjab

Community Participation to improve ICDS program in Bhalapind village, Punjab The Anganwadi Centers (AWC) under ICDS scheme in Punjab has been providing nutritious meals to pre-primary children to address malnutrition and morbidity among 0-6 years. ICDS has basically been envisaged as a community based programme which depends on active Panchayat and community participation. According to […]


Fight for “jal, jangal, jameen” succeeds at DBSS Nagpur

Fight for “jal, jangal, jameen” succeeds at DBSS Nagpur  DBSS Nagpur for the past five years has been facilitating the process for claiming community land under Forest Rights Act, for the people of Shegaon in Bhandara district, Nagpur. The Manaviya Hakka Sangharsa Sammity (MHSS), formed in 2004 for addressing local issues of the community, has […]


Tackling Rural Migration through MGNREGA

Tackling Rural Migration through MGNREGA Khairi is a small village at Shindewahi- block, Chandrapur district near Nagpur. The village is located in a deep forest and being a Tiger Reserve zone, at night it becomes difficult to travel in the area. 80% people in the village belong to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Other Backward Classes […]


‘Chhaya’s Chhaya’- The Place called Home

‘Chhaya’s Chhaya’- The Place called Home Chhaya Pramanik is from Nursikdarchak village under Bishnupur – 1 block, Panaqua Gram Panchayat, West Bengal. She is a housewife and lives with her family-husband and three daughters, out of which two of her elder daughters got married recently. Today she is a proud owner of her new home […]

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A Community Initiative – Books for All

A Community Initiative – Books for All “Never failing friends are they, with whom I converse day by day”…Truly, nothing quite in the world gives pleasure and a warm snuggle like the smell of new books and the bright eyes reading them. And a treasure of books in form of a library is like a […]


‘Fishing’ for Entrepreneurial Dreams

‘Fishing’ for Entrepreneurial Dreams Tagori Mondol hails from a small village in Barrackpore, West Bengal and is a member of ‘Perona’ SHG.  She lives with her husband, Sumit Mondol and a 10 year old son. As a family, for a very long time, they were burdened with a prolonged financial crisis. Her husband is a […]

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Awareness for Alertness

Awareness for Alertness- Community Avidly Learns the Importance of ‘Speaking Out’ for a Collective Voice against Injustice Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is one of those glorious schemes put forward by the Indian government in 2005, guaranteeing legal rights to the adult members of rural families who are willing to participate in unskilled […]

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Dignity Restored

Dignity Restored Sujata used to always discourage her relatives when they wanted to visit her and stay with her. She would give excuses about anything possible to stop them from coming and staying with her. Her children too young to understand the reason would get upset and her husband would helplessly decide to ignore the […]


Back to School

Achal used to narrate poems, stories and lesson that she had learned in school to her cousins in the initial days of her stay, but as days passed, she stopped narrating and singing songs.

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One Stitch at a Time

They were primarily dependent upon meager income from seasonal agriculture until alternative livelihood opportunity was created for them.

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