Arunachal village to tackle power crisis with solar energy
‘The community living around any protected area is the first layer of the protection shield. In order to consolidate the shield, we need to understand the psychology and the needs of the people. The distribution of solar sets will further bridge the conservation support...
Food Security Bill a step towards hunger eradication: KV Thomas
‘The day is not far off when India will be known the world over for this important step towards eradication of hunger, malnutrition and resultant poverty,’ asserted Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Professor KV Thomas with regard to the National Food Security Bill. It will lead to massive PDS reforms including doorstep delivery of food
Solar energy: Pay-as-you-go model makes it affordable for rural
People in many emerging markets earn under $10 a day and often spend 30 per cent of their income on inefficient, dirty and expensive kerosene for lighting. That adds up to $38 billion a year for lighting and $10 billion for cell phone charging. Hence, there is likely a $100 billion global opportunity for small-scale distributed energy solutions...
Child marriage: Govt working on a national plan to prevent it
Accepting that ‘child marriages continue to take place at some places in Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh,’ and that ‘it is also prevalent in West Bengal,’ Women and Child Development Minister of Krishna Tirath has assured that a national action plan is being prepared to prevent child marriages
Vidya Balan endorses Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan
‘We are so far removed from the realities of the rural environment, that when I read the statistics about sanitation I did not want to lose the opportunity to be a part of this movement,' said actor Vidya Balan on being appointed as a Sanitation Ambassador who stands in support of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.
CM seeks USAID support to build houses for Delhi’s poor
I don't know whether the USAID will help us in this regard. But I would want them to assist in building houses for economically weaker sections of the society. There are shanties all over Delhi and we have to take care of them as well. We have to build them houses...'