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South Asian Development NewsMar 06, 2015
Cloud Over Nutritional Progress in Maharashtra

Data from the recently released DLHF Survey shows disheartening figures for nutritional indicators, when compared to ...

Deforestation and Monsoon Rains

Widespread deforestation, especially in the northern high latitudes, takes a toll on the monsoon across the ...

Fast Food on the Rise in Pakistan

Fast food consumption is now on a rapid rise and Pakistanis from all economic and social ...

Why Land Acquisition Needs a Rethink

Three million forest dwellers in Odisha are estimated to have been displaced since independence by various ...

Forestry, the Mexican Way

More than 70 per cent of the forests in Mexico are controlled by 35,000 indigenous ...

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AVAZ Giving Voice to Children
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Empowerment of a Colorful Kind
Okhamandal Taluka in Gujarat is home to more than 200 Self Help Groups of men and women. It is from these communities that the Appliqu handicraft under the well known Okhai brand name has been created.

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