Harsh reality goads Nepal NGOs into action
Environmental degradation in Nepal has spurred several non-governmental organisations into working on conservation measures, including teaching …
The healing touch
Centuries-old tribal knowledge about our environment is the wellspring of local health traditions
There are many organisations in India that work towards
mitigating the effects of natural disasters
Soil testing can help farmers decide on the right mix of fertilisers and maximise benefits
Rural women manage the family and the field, yet most development programmes target just the male farmer
The day of the birdwatchers
Even a simple avian head count could tell you about the health of India's wetlands
Beacons for the blind
Associations lending a hand in preventing and curing blindness
No greenhorns here
...in efforts at getting the environmental message across in moving images
Back to the breast
Many organisations in the country are working at weaning parents from the bottle to mother's milk
New ventures offered computerised overview
A computerised information service on the relevant technology and potential for an industrial venture will soon be in the market.
Clean manufacturing, cleaner environment
Waste abatement measures can go a long way in controlling pollution and increasing efficiency, prove several surveys. Access to right technology …
Overcoming the gender barrier
Several voluntary agencies are working to provide greater control over natural resource use.
Organising to check AIDS
Changing social attitudes and behaviour has helped in the control of AIDS.
Bringing technology to women
As part of women's welfare programmes, various NGOs are promoting the use of renewable and alternative energy.
People's participation in resource management
Realising the virtues of organic farming
Several organisations, at home and abroad, are promoting organic farming as a method of food production that is both ecologically and socially …
Promoting the fight against medical malpractice
Several voluntary organisations have started taking up cases of medical negligence, even as the debate over the liability of doctors continues.
Evaluators of nature
Farmers and livestock owners are herding in a fortune as the animal sciences go into overdrive and squeeze out maximum yields
Caring for the handicapped
Handicapped children are being helped to overcome their disabilities through special programmes and innovative schemes such as art.
Riding the wind
Wind energy promises a refreshing breather, providing a low-cost and ecofriendly alternative
Private sector gives urban rubbish a new look
With government efforts proving inadequate, private organisations recycle the lion's share of urban waste in India.
Unravelling science for the lay person
NCSTC-Network, a voluntary organisation, links and helps smaller organisations working to demystify science for the masses and dispelling blind …