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Interstate consultation on Tribal Livelihood & Challenges

Interstate One-day Consultation on “Tribal Livelihood and Challenges” was organized in Raipur (CG). It was hosted at Xavier Institute if Social Action( XISA). The Chief guest for this program was HE. Most Rev. Henry Thakur, Archbishop of Raipur, who gave the inaugural address. The keynote address was from the Joint Mission Director Mr Vinay Prakash Tirkey. For the inaugural session, other guests were Fr Kalyanus Minj SJ, Jesuits Provincial MP

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Oli Nag struggles to meet end for survival

Kolika, 11, bites her lips whenever she sees other children eating. She comes home and demands food from her Grandmother Oli Nag, but arranging two square meals a day is a distant dream for the family. Kolika in her growing stage needs nutrition like any other child of her age but she is deprived of this luxury because her grandmother cannot manage what she wants. She was only 2 months old when her mother Krishna Das (first daughter of Oli Nag) expired,

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Songhluh adopted waste management to maintain cleanliness

Songhluh, a remote village in Peren district of Nagaland was struggling with trash in the village. Mostly agrarian by nature, the village has 512 houses belonging to the Kuki tribe who are practising farming for their livelihood. “The village was in a deep mess with waste littered everywhere and people dump their wastes at any place possible,” says Dennis, the village farmer expressing his concern about the health and hygiene of the village.

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Regreening 20 acre barren land for productive use

For ages community land of Nongkhroh village in East/West Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya was left barren without even a blade of grass. There was no conscious effort to make this land productive for the villagers. Today, Nongkhroh in the Thadlaskein Block is recognized as one of the strongest village in terms of people collective action for greener ecosystem. The community planted saplings in 20 acres barren land. “We never thought that this

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Caritas India Partners Decide to Revive Traditional Food Systems

Eight Caritas India partners in Madhya Pradesh have decided to intensify their efforts to localize agriculture for helping tribal communities achieve food and nutrition security. The partners also decided to work more intensively with women farmers for increasing access, availability and diversity of food and nutritious food for fighting serious condition of malnutrition which is endemic in the tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh. These decisions were

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Caritas India receives award for most promising programme

“Creating a strong business and building a better world are not conflicting goals – they are both essential ingredients for long-term success,” said William Clay Ford Jr. Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company. With the same mantra Cause Because organized a platform to spark conversations among the corporate sector and the development sector over a cup of coffee, “Coffee for Cause” on 22nd June, 2018 at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi. “Community

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Collaborators journey with Caritas India in “Share the Journey” campaign

The journey of “ Share the Journey” campaign in Tamil Nadu commenced on the 7th of June, 2018. It was launched in the presence of Archbishop Most.Rev.Antony Anandarayar, President of  Regional Labour Commission, Tamil Nadu during the State level seminar on Church response towards the issues of traditional occupational groups. The Presentation Sisters of Blessed Virgin Mary showed their solidarity by participating in this campaign. On 13/06/2018,

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While Punjab as a state may be in pole position when it comes to drug-related offences, city-wise data of the National Crime Records Bureau puts Mumbai on top. In 2014, there were 19,874 cases under Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act reported in the country. Of this, Mumbai reported 14,274 cases followed by Amritsar with 1,382 cases. It translates into 77.5 cases per one lakh Mumbaikars, the highest under NDPS. (Times of India) Maharashtra

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