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Mitali Patel writes about WOTR which empowers rural people by helping solve their water problems
The reality of ‘world water scarcity’ is often lost on people living in cities, but the water dispersal gap between urban and rural India is another area of inequality that is impeding rural progress. Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) was founded by two far-sighted individuals - Father Bacher...
Dr Nita Mukherjee describes a different kind of force against tobacco addiction
When Padmini Somani, director, Salaam Bombay Foundation (SBF), established it in 2002, it was out of a traumatic personal experience. Her father, a well-known industrialist, was diagnosed with a tobacco-related disease and said, “If I had known the disastrous consequences, I would have stayed miles away from it.”...
An organisation in Udaipur shows that NGOs are vital for a vibrant democracy reports Dr Nita Mukherjee
Dr Mohan Singh Mehta founded Seva Mandir in 1968, out of his abiding interest in issues of citizenship. Those days, development was still a task of the State; voluntary organisations and NGOs then were either charity-based ‘social work’ or set up as protest groups. Seva Mandir began with...