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Cyclone Ockhi Maroons Forest Dwellers of Kanyakumari

When the relief operation post cyclone Ockhi remained largely focused on the fishing community, another small segment of tribal community living in the reserved forest area beyond Pechiparai dam in Kanyakumari district were nearly forgotten. Dr. Arockiaraj from Caritas India based in Tamil Nadu said that the plight of these tribal families was brought to the attention of the Government, days later by NGOs working nearby. They could not be initially

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Much is needed to be done for musahars’ education and nutrition

Musahar is name associated with the community associated with rampant poverty, subjugation, marginalization and Illiteracy in Bihar. They are considered one of the lowest among Dalit groups and suffer tremendously in the society. According to the State Mahadalit Commission’s Interim Report, there are nearly 2.2 million Musahars in Bihar. Among them around 96.3% of them are landless and 92.5% work as farm labour and literacy rates among this community

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868 New Volunteers Joins Cancer Care Campaign

Prevalence of cancer in India is expected to increase from an estimated 3.9 million in 2015 to an estimated 7.1 million people by 2020, according to the new report. Lack of adequate infrastructure and absence of mass screening programs are key barriers to timely and accurate diagnosis in India. Most of the cancer patients are unaware about their situation before their own diagnosis. An estimated 2,700 mammograms installed in India, which represents

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Use Water or Lose Water

Undulating topography could not stop people of Peera village to resolve their acute water shortage in the village. The village is surrounded by rocky hills on two sides and water used to runoff from the village leaving the people high and dry. Most of the people from the village seek livelihood at the big cities like Mumbai, Surat, Delhi, Jammu, Kashmir etc. and the rest indulge themselves in the nearby farm land. A small fraction of people does

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NASA records 2016 as the warmest year in 136 years, Chhattisgarh people make plans to reverse climate change

The decadal change in temperature is the vital sign of global warming.  Sixteen of the 17 warmest years in the 136-year record all have occurred since 2001, and 2016 ranks as the warmest on record according to NASA/GISS. Climate adaptive agriculture technology became imperative as it helps in overcome agriculture related issues. Chhattisgarh Forum organized a workshop for 5 dioceses of Chhattisgarh on issue from November 26-27, 2017 at Raigarh.

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