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North East India To Get Its First Air Dispensary

In an attempt to make Northeast India more inclusive in the health infrastructure map of the country, India is going to launch its first air dispensary. This move will help reach topographically difficult areas of the North-east to give them access to health care in time. According to the plan, helicopters will be based...

Biogas Plants Can Help Reduce Deforestation

Biogas energy is one of the more underrated and underused renewable resource of energy in the country. In times of such energy crisis, biogas is certainly one of the more viable options for the country. In India, there are significant corners where many villages are dependent on this source of energy. Recently, two NGOs, namely...

A Glass Of Milk To Address Undernourishment In Jharkhand

The Chief Minister of Jharkhand announced the launch of a scheme called ‘Gift Milk Scheme’ under the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Rural Electrification Corporation of India and state government of Jharkhand. Under this scheme, students from classes 1 to 5 will be provided with 200ml fortified flavoured milk, enriched with Vitamin A and...

Why A Health Atlas Can Help Indian Health Infrastructure

  A health study was jointly conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research and Public Health Foundation of India and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation titled the India State-level Disease Burden Initiative. It is done over the time period of 1990 and 2016. This report details the extent of diseases across the country and...

An Attempt To Make E-governance Schemes Beneficial

The Narendra Modi government, since its inception in 2014, has emphasized the importance of India taking up the digital revolution. In 2015, PM Modi had launched Digital India, a campaign to ensure that government services are available to citizens through an improved online interface. It was a way of ensuring that the government and...

Menstrual Hygiene Is Every Girl’s Right

The Kerala government has taken an ambitious step in the sphere of menstrual hygiene. The state will provide free sanitary napkins to all girls in government schools, studying in classes 6 to 12. The scheme is called ‘She Pad’ and it aims to reach 300 schools in 114 panchayats this year. In a Mirror...

Sports Stadiums: The Waste Generation Hubs?

When the Indian cricket team is playing against a rival, the only priority for the entire country is the team’s victory. The spectators in the stadium are too nervous to pay attention to anything else. How does it matter where you throw the plastic water bottle or the biscuit packet, as long as the...

A Continuous Deterioration In Healthcare, For How Long?

Healthcare has been a major concern for the rural sector in the country. Access to medical help in cases of emergencies is an issue the government has not been able to tackle, despite its surveys and policies. A big problem is the financial risks that rural households face due to lack of adequate facilities....

NTPC Gives Funds To Construct Toilets

As part of their CSR activity, NTPC officials handed out cheques of Rs 4000 to the people of 46th division in the presence of Corporator Somarapu Lavanya for construction of individual sanitary latrines in Ramagundam, Telangana state. An attempt to support the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and making the state open defecation free, NTPC gave...

Mumbai Police To Accept Funds From Corporate Houses

Mumbai Police is set to establish a police foundation for the betterment of the force and the welfare of the police personnel. According to a Times of India report, CM Devendra Fadnavis-led home department of the Maharashtra government gave permission to the police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar to register the foundation as a public trust....

Scientists To Work On Zero Pollution Firecrackers

Every year Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated with great pomp show nation wide. An additional concern that has entered the festive scenario is the environmental setbacks faced due to it. The smog in metropolitan cities due to air pollution is a statement on what our atmosphere is treated like. It also endangers...

How Corporates Can Help Clean The Ganga

In a bid to engage corporates in the rejuvenation of the Ganga river, the Union Water Resources Ministry has set up an interactive web page on the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) online platform.The aim of this page is to facilitate corporate houses to undertake various activities related to the Ganga cleaning project....
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