Governance

August 19, 2020

Specialized agency rescues children, facilitates legal adoption

In a government – civil society partnership, approved agency rescues abandoned and illegally adopted children, and takes cares of them till their legal adoption comes through

August 8, 2020

Returned migrants: A pause or the end of a dream?

Lockdown has forced migrant workers to return home. Left with no cash savings and duped of overdue wages, their future seems uncertain more than ever

July 29, 2020

Multi-pronged plan would help Northeast create sustainable economy

The Northeast, with its past social instability and lack of livelihood avenues lags in development. The pandemic gives the region an opportunity to develop a new economy

July 24, 2020

Women unite to address problems and transform their village

Under an umbrella village organization, members of women self-help groups address common problems in their village, including a stand-off against a mining company

July 1, 2020

MGNREGS curbs distress migration, provides employment during lockdown

With agriculture turning unsustainable, villagers migrated to nearby towns for work. Community planning leading to sanctioned MGNREGS works has ensured local livelihood and has stemmed migration

June 26, 2020

With no increase in tiger count, tribes continue to be relocated

With discontentment among relocated tribes leading to conflict between tiger conservation and tribes’ habitat rights in Similipal, administrators hope to change mindset with education and employment

June 24, 2020

Will the post-pandemic government be more responsible and responsive?

COVID-19 crisis showed how government can work with zeal and efficiency. It will be a welcome outcome of the pandemic If the momentum continues in the new normal

June 10, 2020

Decentralized administration will prevent post-lockdown rural crisis

Social and behavioral aspects, besides economic and medical dimensions of the migrants need to be considered, to avoid cracks on existing rural fault lines

May 27, 2020

Women use mobile phones to maintain land records

Over half a million women, trained to access and maintain their land records through mobile phones, have learned to complete documentation, so that they are registered as owners

May 22, 2020

Volunteers in Odisha ensure stranded migrants do not go hungry

Social service personnel working on migration issues network with philanthropists, administrators and volunteers to ensure stranded Odia migrants and other state migrants in Odisha are fed