Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply
Opencast iron ore mining reduces the groundwater table and causes surface water pollution. The village of Pissurlem in the mining-belt of north-east Goa used to be brimming with water; it is now entirely dependent on government tankers.
This method claims to have an almost negligible investment by drawing from traditional methods of farming.
After Cyclone Gaja wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu, a community radio station in Nagapattinam district started an initiative called “Voice of the Vulnerable”.
Groundwater contamination was found to be 12 times higher in Indian villages practicing open defecation
After the open-defecation free campaign, the government will focus on solid and liquid waste management in villages.
They use the plastic to make eco-bricks that are used for the construction of new school building, toilets, etc.
Saubhagya scheme: Govt to miss 2019 target to electrify all households at current rate, could take as long as 2022
At current rates of electrification, it will take more than four years to provide power to all rural households alone under the Saubhagya scheme.
Rohingya crisis: Myanmar's Ministry of Information says it is prepared to take back 'verified' refugees
Myanmar is poised to begin "verifying" how many of the near half a million Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh it will take back, the Ministry of Information said Thursday, naming land and sea points in restive Rakhine state for their return
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana 'Saubhagya' electricity scheme to provide 24x7 power to all families in India.
The number and the definition of villages vary across databases, making it challenging to plan across sectors for a village development plan.
Launched as a pilot in Rajasthan in July 2015 along with Tata Trusts, Google announced plans to scale the programme to cover 300,000 villages across India.
The flood situation in West Bengal marginally improved on Saturday even as three more persons died in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 31 since 21 July
Venkaiah Naidu says villages should be given relevant technologies, urges rural areas to become 'cradle of ideas'
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu Friday said villages should be provided with technologies appropriate for their needs
MapmyIndia and VISIT Internet Services Pvt Ltd said today they have come together to help the government launch Swastha Bharat m-health app for smart cities, tier-2 towns and villages.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a plan that aimed at providing 2G mobile connectivity to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh back in 2014.
India aims to bring high-speed digital connectivity to every village by 2018 and is keen to share expertise in the area with other nations, the government said on Tuesday.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday shared a meal of 'dal-subzi' with villagers and interacted with them in Sangrur district, on the last day of campaigning for the Punjab assembly polls.
Mobile payment and e-commerce platform Paytm on Monday announced that it is setting up awareness camps in every district to help the country go cashless.
The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes has led to a vast shortage of cash in the Indian economy. And the most affected are the rural areas.
'Internet Saathi', a joint digital literacy programme of Google India and Tata Trust, is all set to roll out across 400 villages and reach one lakh women in Purulia district in West Bengal in the next few months.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said more than 3,000 villages across the country have been provided electricity in around 100 days by the government.