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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...
Ambassador for Gender Equity

Ambassador for Gender Equity

Shikha, a 22 years old bright young woman from Indira Colony, New Delhi is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Delhi University. Her dream is to become a TV news anchor. Since childhood, Shikha knew she wants to complete higher studies that most girls in her community...
Woman Farmer Demonstrating Sustainable Farming Practice

Woman Farmer Demonstrating Sustainable Farming Practice

Jayanti Bhoi, a woman farmer from Kansil village, Odisha has been an inspiration to other farmers in her village. She has taken a lead into adopting environment-friendly agricultural practices when other farmers were skeptical about the same. Drawing an example from...

Leave No One Behind: Transgender Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is one of the core thematic competency of Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS). IGSSS strives for “Building Back Better” through humanitarian response, and building resilience of the communities in the most risk-prone regions....

Harnessing the Sun: Solar Powered Lift Irrigation

Irrigation probably remains one of the biggest hurdles faced by farmers. Due to resource constraints and the lack of technological know-how, setting up proper irrigation facilities is quite challenging for the farmers. Rayagada District of Odisha is a rain-fed area...
YOUTH4CLIMATE: Taking Actions Before it’s too Late

YOUTH4CLIMATE: Taking Actions Before it’s too Late

Story of Greta, the real star! Youth from all over the world are organizing themselves as a united force against climate change. Credit goes to Friday for Future, A Global Youth and children led movement was started by a 15-year-old Greta Thunberg from Stockholm,...
Why an Urban Job Guarantee Scheme is Not a Bad Idea

Why an Urban Job Guarantee Scheme is Not a Bad Idea

The announcement of the Urban Livelihood Guarantee Scheme as part of the people’s progressive agenda, which eventually may turn into what many believe as a ‘common minimum programme’ of the Opposition parties  during the Lok Sabha elections, has raised quite a few...
Picking up the Pieces: Helping Kerala Rebuild

Picking up the Pieces: Helping Kerala Rebuild

Remembering the dreadful Night: “It was past 6 pm on that unfortunate day and was getting dark. As usual, we were busy with our routine work when we heard some exploding noise. It was a horrifying sound of our unfortunate tale that was about to begin. We didn’t...
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