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South Asian Development NewsMay 24, 2017
Tolerance Begins at School

A diverse group of children create a deeply interconnected human and natural world at the Marudam ...

 
Turning to Photography to Save Wildlife

Mirza Naim Beg an ex-banker, organises increasingly popular wildlife viewing tours across Pakistan. He also ...

Veera: The Eco Warrior of Kodaikanal

Veera is also a part of the Tamil Nadu Alliance Against Mercury, an umbrella organisation that ...

 
Mission Clean Kozhikode

The waste warriors of Green Worms collect 120 metric tonnes of garbage every month. ...

Cowdung Goes Online

PEI Organic Foods of Kota, Rajasthan have taken their dairy farming family business to the next ...

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Weaving Threads of Change
After Sidiqui joined an SHG enabled by Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana in In Jamagaon, Uttar Pradesh, took a loan of Rs 5,000 and bought 50 kgs of waste yarn and spun into rope that sells for 4 times the cost of yarn. She also taught spinning to 20 women from all castes and communities in her neighbourhood.


Bend it Like Bamboo
After much struggle, Prashant Lingam and Aruna Kappagantula, of Bamboo House India are spreading the idea of eco-friendly houses entirely made out of bamboo. An eco-friendly bamboo house costs just 2.5 lakhs and provides livelihood, too.


Why a Filmmaker Left Behind the Glitz & Glam of the Industry to Take up Farming in a Village
Seven years ago a filmmaker, Saraswati bought a little plot of land in a village 70 km from Hyderabad and became a farmer to encourage the youth to stick to their roots by becoming a role model for them.


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