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Drones to transport blood in rural areas soon
Not just pizzas or groceries, drones can one day transport blood for transfusion to hospitals in rural areas — while keeping it safe and intact — in less time. In what is believed to be the first...
All Gram Panchayats Will Be Wi-Fi Connected By Oct 2018: Government
Gram panchayats across India are set to be Wi-Fi connected as a part of the Bharat Net program. All the gram panchayats will have the Wi-Fi connectivity by October 2018 under the Bharat Net program,...
As Bayer Plans To Buy Monsanto, Will Indian Farmers Suffer?
On Monday, German drugs and chemicals manufacturer Bayer stunned the market with a whooping - $62 billion – all in cash offer to buy St. Louis-based Monsanto. As the largest ever all-cash takeover...
Rahul Gandhi
One of the key initiatives of the Modi Government , Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) is a Government of India scheme designed to provide continuous power supply to rural India. This...
Drop Out of School Or Get Raped! How Fair is Our Society?
Imagine one day you are a state-level Kabaddi player and the next day you are forced to get your name off the school roll, for no fault of yours. This is what happened to two of the 40 girls who were...
PM Narendra Modi
“Build toilets so that no mother or woman is forced to defecate in open”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that’s how he wants to call for a new development- rural development. Walking in the...
PM Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's government is all set to launch its latest venture after Start-Up India- Stand Up India. The Stand Up India program mandates each bank branch to provide one loan to...
Poverty, Child Marriage, Violence Decline When Women Own Land: World Bank
A discussion in Washington, held this week, focussed on, how improvement of land ownership can help improve global poverty and foster development. However, this is not the first time when a group of...
BUDGET 2016: Government Shifts Focus, Pumps Money into Schemes
The Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitely , presented the budget and the people of world’s biggest economy were glued to their television sets to see what’s in store for them. Union Budget 2016 had...
Khap Panchayats: Kangaroo Courts & Their Bizarre Diktats
Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar’s statement, “It is not wrong to say that Khap Panchayats always work in a wrong manner,” sparked a new debate. By saying so the CM also cited support to...
Solar Energy To Bring Jobs And Prosperity Back To Parched Villages
Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Bala who was born in a small village in Pavagada Taluk, Karnataka , where, agriculture was the main source of income—much like in many other villages in...
India to launch new crop damage insurance scheme
India will launch a new farm crop insurance scheme early next year and use drones and other technologies to assess crop damage, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday, in what could be Prime...
How to rescue people from deep poverty—and why the best methods work
IN A small hut overlooking a muddy river, a dozen women are trying to explain how they fell into destitution. After a few stories of husbands falling ill or vanishing, of ill-paid work drying up, of...
Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Key Points At #GoogleForIndia Event
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the "Google for India" event in New Delhi, laying out a vision and sharing product updates around the company's long-term commitment to one of its largest growth...
Textiles sector to drive Skill India, Make in India: Textiles Secretary S K Panda
Textiles Secretary S K Panda said the sector will be the driving force behind Skill India and Make in India campaigns as it has the potential to create 45-50 per cent of the direct jobs in rural...
BSNL To Set Up 100 Wi-Fi Hotspots in Rural India With Help OF Faceebook
Boosting the government's ambitious ' Digital India ' drive, social media giant Facebook has come forward to facilitate state-run BSNL in setting up 100 wi-fi sites in rural areas of western and...
Scraping dry toilets with their bare hands: Survey shows rural households ignore ban on manual scavenging
About 1.56 lakh households in Rural India- mostly in Uttar Pradesh - had humans to scrape excreta out of dry latrines with bare hands , and carry the same in buckets to dump sites, an ongoing...
BPO 4.0 can create the next million jobs in Rural India
India’s BPO industry did not originate by design but we stumbled upon it by mere chance. We sensed the opportunity and proved that service centres in India to meet international standards for global...
After #SelfieWithDaughter, Village Panchayat Comes Up With ‘Jagruk Lado, Surakshit Lado’
The Bibipur village panchayat, which was in news recently for its 'selfie with daughter' contest, has again come up with a novel way to raise awareness about women's rights. In a 'women only', 40-...
Centre looks to promote use of geo-textiles in rural roads
Impressed by the quality of rural roads constructed using jute and coir geo-textiles, the Centre has asked states to replicate the “good experience of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu” in this regard...
89% rural Rajasthan uses firewood, 2nd highest in country: Report
Rural areas of Rajasthan are still far from the reach of LPG gas connections and electricity. The latest report released by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) reveals that rural Rajasthan has...
The best ways to fight extreme poverty
In 1950, people in South Korea and Pakistan earned roughly the same amount of money annually. Today, the two countries are scarcely comparable. South Korean’s per capita income has grown 23-fold...
HDFC Bank’s Handheld Micro ATMs With Biometric Verification Can Change Rural Banking In India For Ever
In remote villages and deep hinterland of India, installing and maintaining an ATM machine is a huge challenge. But banking needs to be spread and rural population are demanding easier methods of...
She left her MBA Degree Behind to Change the Lives of 400 Girls in Delhi Slums with Art & Colours
They come from homes ridden with poverty, violence and abuse in the darkest of slums in the nation’s capital. Sonal Kapoor believes art and colours help these young girls heal. “These little brats...
Women Reporters From India’s Rural Heartland are not just Breaking News but also Stereotypes
Girls in rural Bihar are breaking all stereotypes as they are successfully managing to run media publications from their villages. Know all about the amazing rural reporters of India. Lakshmi, 28,...
Can A Mobile Tablet Become Your Neighbourhood Doctor? Let These Rural Women Show You How!
Arogya Sakhis are women equipped with health devices such as blood pressure machines, glucometers, etc., along with a mobile tablet, who visit rural women door-to-door to conduct basic medical tests...
3 Out-of-the-box Medical Innovations To Improve Healthcare in Rural India
From producing oxygen whenever and wherever required to using fertilizer products for making anaesthetics, these medical innovations that came out of a jugaad-a-thon could improve health conditions...
How 2 Messages a Week are Helping 400,000 Farmers avoid Crop Loss and Increase Harvest
One organization has reached out to thousands of farmers across the country through a simple SMS service, which is helping them increase yields, reduce wastage and live better. Hemlal Prasad Yadav is...
Farmers from a Dry Village in Maharashtra Connect their Wells to Create a Perennial Water Bank
The farmers came together and connected 30 wells to create a perennial water bank. Many nearby villages have taken inspiration from this model. A farmer in Satara district did what we could only...
How to Become a Social Entrepreneur for Just Rs.99K and Help Solve India’s Drinking Water Crisis
The social enterprise will help the rural youth earn an extra income and, at the same time, provide clean drinking water to the villagers. It will just require Rs. 99, 000 as initial investment and...
This Modi Government Initiative Can Be A Game Changer For India's Farm Market
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to liberalise Indian agriculture by creating a new national market. Potentially, this reform can do for food and agriculture what PV Narasimha Rao did for...
‘11% of rural, 6% of urban people under 30 never went to schools’
Around 11% of those between 5-29 years of age in rural areas and 6% in urban areas never went to any educational institution, reveals an NSSO survey conducted between January and July, 2014. The...
Tata Trust, Google India team up to bring rural women online
'Internet Saathi' programme aims to introduce the Internet to 500,000 women in 4,500 villages by 2016 end through 1,000 specially designed 'cycle carts Google India, in partnership with Tata Trust—a...
30 per cent of rural households landless, live off manual labour
Literacy, second most common form of deprivation. Nearly 19 per cent of India’s rural population in 2011 lacked at least one of seven socio-economic parameters used to estimate deprivation that...
In most of rural India, Rs 5000 is the highest wage, says Socio-Economic and Caste Census
The highest earning member in about three-fourths of all rural households in the country made less than Rs 5,000 per month, according to the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 released on...
India to spend $8 billion to boost irrigation, reduce dependence on monsoon
India has approved spending of 500 billion rupees ($7.9 billion) over five years to expand irrigation in rural areas to boost crop productivity and it also plans an online agricultural market to help...
PM Modi's Digital India to connect 250,000 villages by 2019
India is reinvigorating an $18 billion campaign to provide fast internet connections for all, with a "digital week" aimed at popularizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's campaign promise to connect...
A Low Cost, Portable Device that Can Help Millions of Premature Babies Breathe Easy in Rural India
Research indicates that almost 160,000 premature babies die every year in India, mostly in rural areas, from Respiratory Distress Syndrome. An enterprising duo has developed a low cost portable...
ATM-like Machines to Dispense Medicines for Free in Rural Madhya Pradesh
Rural Madhya Pradesh will soon have ATM-like machines that will dispense basic medicines for free without the physical presence of a pharmacist. The machine will also enable villagers to check their...
How One Whatsapp Group of Farmers in Rural Maharashtra is Trying to Change Indian Agriculture for Good
For ages, they’ve been fighting a tough battle against a brutal ‘system’. But now, tech-savvy farmers of Maharashtra are sharing best practices, exploring new markets and building infrastructure, all...
A Mother’s Struggle is Not a Deterrent to Education
Being a parent is no easy job – and single parenting is even more challenging. Seventh grader Hasimun Nisa’s mother Jaheera Begum is the single mother of six children. In addition to managing all of...
Modi To Launch Digital India Project In Two Village Panchayats Today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Digital India Project via video conference in two village panchayats of the district, a senior official said. The Digital India Project, a pet scheme of...
PM’s remarks after laying the foundation stone of IARI, Jharkhand
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today said that amid rising population and increasingly fragmented land-holdings, the need of the hour for the Nation is a second green revolution without any...
Progress for Children: The past 15 years — and what remains to be done
Nearly 15 years ago, world leaders developed the Millennium Development Goals, ambitious objectives to be achieved by 2015 that would realize a brighter future for all. While collective efforts to...
Tribal women in Tamil Nadu hills managing weather stations
Women tribal farmers are helming many community managed automatic weather stations at various agro-ecological zones here that could be game changers for the region in providing timely and accurate...

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