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Linguistic inclusion on the internet

Linguistic inclusion on the internet

By AlokeThakore

Not a single one of the Eighth Schedule Indian languages is used by more...

Net neutrality: Superhighway to digital inclusion

Net neutrality: Superhighway to digital inclusion

By Ashoak Upadhyay

If users have to pay for the services available via the internet unde...

Ambivalent internet: Freedoms and fears

Ambivalent internet: Freedoms and fears

By Shivani Gupta

The internet is not a gender-neutral space. Women from patriarchal backg...

Digital inequality in the Global South

Digital inequality in the Global South

By TT Sreekumar

Studies which focus on information and communication technologies (ICTs)...

Caste concerns in landmark e-governance projects

Caste concerns in landmark e-governance projects

By Rahul De’

Many e-governance programmes in developing countries reach into the furthes...

By Teresa Rehman

All public and private vehicles in Agartala will switch to compressed natural gas by 2013. The city’s largest crematorium already supports three ovens run on CNG, while countless citizens use piped natural gas in their kitchens

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How a garbage heap the size of a five-storey building was turned into a pleasant green space, whilst at the same time earning Rs 25 crore in carbon credits for the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. This points the way to innovative solutions for one of the 21st century’s biggest civic problems

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By Moushumi Basu

The Taru Bandhan ritual being practised in the tribal heartland of Jharkhand has helped restore and conserve hundreds of acres of forestland in the state

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Citizens have formed a watchdog organisation in Pune, using the Maharashtra Preservation and Protection of Trees Act to save trees from the axe and lobby the local administration to protect and propagate trees

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The Pondicherry-based organisation combines a zeal to promote the popular use of renewable energy with business acumen and technical expertise

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The Prakratik Society aims at protecting Ranthambore's dry deciduous forests from the pressures of an ever-increasing population. Its innovative biogas digesters help reduce the villagers' dependence on forests for fuel and fodder

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Plant a tree to cherish a memory. That's the idea behind Smritivan that seeks to develop a unique bond between man and the environment

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Designed by an architect known for marrying the traditional with the modern, an award-winning business centre in Hyderabad, that incorporates modern technology and ancient Indian architectural methods, serves as a model for energy-efficient buildings worldwide

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No man should be an island unto himself. The saga of Vasant Gangavane's return to his native village.

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A project at Mysore's Temple Sanctuary preserves forests and makes forest dwellers prosperous.

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A revolution in Chandrapur has regenerated degraded land and restored the administration of the forests to the people.

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Sukhomajri in Haryana was the first village to become self-sufficient and even pay income-tax on the income from its regenerated forests.

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A joint forest management project between the villagers and the State is working wonderfully to protect the deciduous forests of Gadchiroli.

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The return of the Olive Ridley and other marine turtles is the achievement of active community movements along our coastline.

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The unique Maiti ritual in the Kumaon hills has made a startling difference to the forest cover in the state of Uttaranchal.

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Sun and steam curry together at Shirdi's innovative complex.

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By setting up schools and eco-restoration schemes, a couple of dedicated volunteers bring about remarkable changes in an impoverished place

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Not a drop of rainwater in Ralegan Siddhi goes unharnessed. Anna Hazare's holistic and locally-relevant development strategies have transformed this village.

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Windmill energy farms may just stave off the energy crunch.

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In the forests of Maharashtra, a UNDP prize-winning initiative is helping to preserve the region's indigenous medicinal plants. The Medicinal Plants Conservation Centre maintains and protects biodiversity with the involvement of the local community

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