Amit Shah

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Shah Alerts Disaster Management Agencies To Ensure Timely Help In Rural Areas

Union Minister Amit Shah asked the NDRF and disaster management agencies to provide timely help in rural, panchayat regions, during natural calamities situation. On April 8, Shah said, "We have made many apps (mobile applications) for a variety of disasters but a definite mechanism should be made so that the alerts reach in time to the remotest location". Shah also asked to involve, NCC, Women's groups, Home guards and others.

Fri, 08 Apr 2022 - 12:15 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Amit Shah, Rural India, Panchayats, NDRF, Natural Disaster

National Commission members at Samwad

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Health Care Services In Tribal Areas Need Improvement: NCST Chairperson

National Commission for Scheduled Tribe Chairperson Harsh Chouhan emphasises to enhance modern medical facilities for Tribal people in rural areas. During a two-day SAMWAD event (on March 15-16), Chouhan dismissed the rumours that Tribal people believe in superstitions and avoid medical help, and said they choose alternatives, due to the lack of medical facilities in such regions. He also urged government to address their health problems and… read-more

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 - 04:21 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Tribal People, Scheduled Tribe, Rural India, health care facilities, National Commission

Courtesy: ANI

Lady fetching water

Photo: ANI

Umla Becomes 12th Village With Water Supply In Every Household: Leh, Ladakh

Umla, a village of Leh district in Ladakh, became the 12th village to have water supply in every household. Water supply in Umla is said to be life changing for people, who need not struggle to get water, especially during winter at sub-zero temperatures. The development was made under "Jal Jeevan Mission" of the Central Government, which assures to provide free water supply throughout rural India by 2024.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 - 09:00 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Leh, Jal Jeevan Mission, Rural India, Umla Village, Water Supply

Courtesy: ANI

Self help women group

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Rajasthan Self Help Group Aims To Boost Rural Production, Economy

Hindustan Zinc's Sakhi Utpadan Samiti is providing employment to women belonging to rural and tribal areas. They are running four Agri-business and two Textile units, and have employed 130 women to produce chemical-free quality products. According to India CSR, they are producing spice, pulses, and pickles. Moreover, a large number of Agriculture and textile products are offered and almost seven districts are contributing to this initiative… read-more

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 - 06:00 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Agriculture, Textile Industry, Rural India, CSR

Courtesy: The Logical Indian

My Pads

Photo: Goonj

Initiative To Break The Taboo Of Menstruations: Goonj Foundation's 'My Pads'

With sanitary napkins deemed as a luxury more than necessity, women in rural India still suffer through the lack of proper amenities and hygiene during the menstrual cycle. Goonj, an NGO under its Rahat initiative are giving out 'My Pads', a sanitary kit provided with clothes, food and basic amenities. They also give lectures on making cloth pads at home and the importance of menstrual health and hygiene.

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 - 02:54 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: Goonj, Sanitary Napkins, My Pads, Rural India

Courtesy: The Logical Indian

Doctor On Wheels.

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'Doctor On Wheels' Strives To COVID Healthcare Reach To Rural Areas

Startup Lung care foundation, ‘DoctCo,’ and the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee launched 'Doctor on Wheels' initiative at Delhi's Bangla Sahib Gurudwara on June 5. Under the initiative, a bus equipped with one doctor, two paramedics onboard and other medical facilities will travel to rural areas across India to provide healthcare to Covid-19 patients. Meanwhile, the bus will travel to villages in western Uttar Pradesh over the next… read-more

Sun, 06 Jun 2021 - 08:20 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Doctors, paramedics, Rural India, COVID-19 outbreak

Courtesy: NDTV

Doctor in UP singlehandedly deals with a village's caseload of Covid-19.

Photo: The Indian Express

UP Doctor Handles Caseload Of Entire Village In his One Room Clinic

UP-based Dr VK Sharma has become a lone warrior for Bargaon village during this time of the pandemic. The doctor is testing and treating the entire population of the village as the Primary Health Centre has closed down. Interestingly, Sharma's one-room clinic is visited by around 100 patients every day. However, he treats only those patients having oxygen level higher than 92 and, for less than that, Sharma recommends hospitalisation. 

Sun, 09 May 2021 - 10:01 AM / by Aman Tripathi

Tags: Uttar Pradesh, doctor, Rural India, SECOND WAVE, Covid-19

Youth For India

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SBI Youth Offers Fellowship To Help Underprivileged, Invites Applications

In a bid to better the lives of marginalised rural people, the CSR arm of SBI, State Bank of India Youth for India (SBI-YFI), is offering a unique fellowship program. The organisation is accepting applications for an 11-month programme, where the candidates, after selection, will work in the field. Organised in a partnership with NGOs, the initiative aims to empower rural India by providing basic amenities like water and electricity.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 12:26 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: STATE BANK OF INDIA, Fellowship, SBI YFI, Rural India

Courtesy: Your Story

Representational Image

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Inactivity, Obesity, High BP More Prevalent In Urban Indians: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research, in its national non-communicable disease survey, has indicated that 51.7% urban adults are physically inactive, in contrast to 36.1% rural adults. Among 10,569 people (aged between 18-69 years) surveyed, prevalence of obesity and overweight in urban areas was 11.2% and 42.5% respectively against for rural areas' 3.7% and 18%. The report also suggested that high blood pressure was more common in urban… read-more

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 12:35 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ICMR, National Non-Communicable Disease, obesity, Blood Pressure, Rural India, Urban India

Courtesy: The Tribune


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PM Modi's SVAMITVA Scheme; 1 Lakh People to Receive 'Property Cards'

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, one lakh people from rural areas will receive "property cards" from the government, according to "Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas" (SVAMITVA) scheme launched by PM Modi on October 11. While launching the scheme, PM Modi said that people could now use their properties as "financial assets" for availing loans. He further stated that banks cannot deny loans to people… read-more

Sun, 11 Oct 2020 - 01:44 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: SVAMITVA, PM Narendra Modi, Land, Rural India

Courtesy: The Indian Express