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Village Development Committees: A Vital Support System to the Villagers

Village Development Committees: A Vital Support System to the Villagers

IGSSS began its humanitarian journey not merely as a charity. It aimed to make the communities self-dependent. We consciously evolved and continued exploring for ways to maximize the impact, empower the communities to take charge of their own lives, enable them and...

Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month!

Sex and Gender. We often have been using them interchangeably in our daily lives. However, these two words, in terms of meanings, are related but different. Sex is a biological categorization based primarily on reproductive potential, whereas gender is the social...

Seed Balls Promoting Bio-Diversity

Seed Balls Promoting Bio-Diversity

Seed Balls are enabling the community to restore Nature and the Environment. We live in times when biodiverse species and trees have become endangered commodities. While policy changes are crucial to bringing about sustainable change, the villagers in Kansil Village...

Our response to Cyclone Amphan

Our response to Cyclone Amphan

On 16 May 2020 India and Bangladesh faced a crisis within a crisis.  A super cyclone formed in the Bay of Bengal, first of its kind after 1999. It was named Amphan (pronounced Um-Pan), a name given by Thailand which is a member of World Meteorological...

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SMALL FARMERS AND DAILY WAGE EARNERS

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SMALL FARMERS AND DAILY WAGE EARNERS

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to grave implications on the small farmers and daily wage earners. The first two phase lockdown of a nation of 1.3 billion people has impacted extremely severe on the lives as well as the livelihood of the people in our operational...

Virtual Training For COVID Warriors

Virtual Training For COVID Warriors

Highlight: The outbreak of COVID-19 has not only caused a health and humanitarian crisis but has also sent the world into an economic shock. The pandemic has left communities across the country reeling, and young people including our staff, volunteers, partners, and...

IGSSS at 60 is a Frontline Responder

IGSSS at 60 is a Frontline Responder

COVID-19 Relief Response It has been more than two months since COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic. Other than the virus affecting people’s health, the much required nationwide lockdown has added on to the crisis, exposing the marginalised communities to hunger,...

COVID-19 and Rural India

COVID-19 and Rural India

The Present Situation As we Indians struggle with the new phenomenon of complete ‘lockdown’ to contain COVID-19, the number of confirmed cases (as I write this blog) in India, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has risen to 694. This data will...

Perspective: Covid 19 Crisis and its Impact on the Urban Poor

Perspective: Covid 19 Crisis and its Impact on the Urban Poor

As the country goes into a complete lockdown, the severely impacted are the urban poor especially Informal-Sector workers and the Homeless. They are in dire situations as they are not able to work during this time and have nowhere else to go. The informal workers in...

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Reaching out to the Unreached

16 July 2021
Disaster Risk Reduction

As part of IGSSS’s National COVID-19 Relief Response, a potters community of 30 households residing in Nayapara urban settlement in Durg,...

The Ones We do not See

24 July 2016
Urban Poverty

By: Arpita Macwan, Assistant Manager - Programmes, West Zone Mumbai, a city synonymous with dreams and cinema, is house to around 12 million hopeful...

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