Hungry in Delhi: More than a third of slum children are
‘The fast pace of urbanization poses a significant challenge to children living in urban slums. It is especially challenging for newborns and infants whose health entirely depends on the availability of the mother to breastfeed, the ability of the caregiver and household to provide nutritious meals, the quality of the public healthcare system and over
Social Entrepreneur of the Year: Goonj makes its mark
Goonj has demonstrated that cloth can be a powerful resource for the development of India’s poorest communities. It channels excess resources lying waste in urban households to impoverished rural and disaster-prone areas. Village and slum communities, in exchange of cloth and material, conduct self-organized local development and infrastructure buildi
Bandhua 1947: Advocacy campaign against bonded labour system
‘Even after 65 years of Independence, hundreds and thousands of our fellow countrymen are still living a life worse than an animal as a bonded labour. For them, a day’s two square meal is still a distant dream. Bringing issues to the forefront of public consciousness and...
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...'