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Dr Nita Mukherjee discovers how the commercial use of a traditional craft has made the girl child wanted in Kutch
Four years ago, a Trustee of the Sarwa Sewa Sangh a Bhuj NGO told me that embroidery had become the main activity of many rural Kutchhi women. Its social impact is very evident. “Today, a girl child is preferred to a male child. Because she will be trained in embroidery; they...
How Gujarat Ambuja Cements rehabilitated lands mined out at Kodinar
Mining inevitably leads to changes in land use and alters livelihoods and landscapes. Over the past 20 years, the sector has been regulated through a series of legislations primarily for environmental protection. According an estimate, 33 activities have to be completed before mining operations can begin; these are laid down...
Goonj is a unique effort to collect used household stuff for the needy, reports Sucheta Dalal
It is the stated objective of Goonj (echo) that makes its commitment and realism stand out. It does not dole out huge amounts of money, does not to talk about wiping out poverty, but talks of taking out time from office and home to help the deprived. Of the three basic needs, food, shelter and...