Ahmedabad, May 7, 2013: Janvikas and other partner organizations Parwaaj, Sahyog and Niswan are working for the issues of education under the aegis of Jan Adhikar Manch. This forum is active in 8 districts with an objective to implement the “Right to Education Act. 2009” in eight districts of Gujarat.
There were an estimated eight million 6-14 years old in India out of school in 2009. Education is a fundamental right enshrined under the Article 21 of the Constitution.
Ahemdabad, May 1, 2013: Gujarat high court has issued a stern warning to authorities that officials would be personally held liable if unhygienic conditions at the Civil Hospital and across the city resulted in spread of malaria, dengue and falciparum next monsoon.
The court has said that all officials concerned would be held guilty of contempt of court if they are found not performing their duties and has warned that no excuse such as staff shortage or financial crunch will be considered.
Before issuing the warning, the bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and
Ahemdabad, Apr 26, 2013: The next time you litter on the streets or are caught desecrating any neighborhood with your garbage, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) enforced fines can literally burn a hole in your pocket.
Rajkot, Apr 25, 2013: Two new projects on solid waste management and improving water supply have been sanctioned for Rajkot under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the flagship programme of central government.
These projects are for improving solid waste management and water supply in the city.
"A sum of Rs 73.65 crore has been sanctioned for the water supply project and Rs 41.65 crore for the solid waste management project," a Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) official said.
RMC commissioner Ajay Bhadoo had presented the detailed project r
New Delhi, Mar 6, 2013: The results of the ABP News Best City Awards Survey were announced at a glittering ceremony on a three dimensional stage with the 'Who’s Who' cutting across political lines in attendance.
The ABP News-Ipsos Best City Research and Rewards running for the first time is the only consumer validated survey and celebrates the best of India’s cities and acts as a benchmark for excellence.
“Our country’s population is 121 crore and 38 crore live in cities.
Gandhinagar, Feb 23, 2013: That Dalits are not even allowed entry into temples in some pockets of Gujarat has not stopped the Narendra Modi government from coming up with the revolutionary idea of training 'safai kamdars' or manual scavengers in karma-kand (Hindu religious rituals).
The move was endorsed by the state budget presented in the assembly earlier this weekâ€”a couple of days after BSP chief Mayawati announced her prime-ministerial ambitions, throwing her hat into a ring already occupied by Modi's.
Gujarat's social justice department has proposed a new
Ahemdabad, Feb 7, 2013: The state rural development department has joined hands with Unicef Gujarat to develop statewide communication and advocacy strategy for promotion of open defecation-free communities and good hygiene practices in Gujarat.
Oct. 8, 2012: Worms, those squishy animals sought after by fishermen for bait and early birds for nutrition, have not got a new occupation — treating thousands of tons of toxic sludge left in farms and fields by Indian factories as industrial growth skyrocketed in recent years.
They key to success has been that the worms burrow up to five feet deep into the contaminated soil, soak up heavy metals and other toxins, and then come to the surface without releasing the toxins.
Wardha, Oct. 6, 2012: Toilets are more important in India than temples, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said here on Friday, as he inaugurated a yatra that will travel through states raising awareness about sanitation.
Ahemdabad, Oct 2, 2012: A team from National Institute of Design (NID) won the first prize at UX-India's iInnovate Award 2012 for their project on sustainable rural sanitation solution. Nearly 100 teams from all over the country had participated in the competition, said NID officials.