Innovation in Rural Engineering
The youth and community members of Mirphung Village in Dima Hasao district of Assam took up the challenge of constructing a minor irrigation canal in a sloppy hill. The transportation of construction materials from the village to the site was a very difficult task because of the sloppy terrain. The youth and the communities got together and came up with an innovative technique by transporting the materials through a bamboo track and wooden push carts and the further transporting down through rope way- made from locally available materials. The whole concept worked well and the minor irrigation canal was completed, which has further motivated the youth and communities to work together for the sustainable development of their village and community
SEWA's Rural Distribution Network (RUDI)
“The idea of setting up the Rural Distribution Network is to internally rotate the scarce funds of the rural producers in a way that fetches maximum benefit and brings about positive changes in their lives and to provide multi-user facilities, reduce incidental expenses and build-up an integrated value chain in order to enhance the efficiency of agricultural activities, to reduce the hardships of the producers, processors and to create multiple employment opportunities and an efficient supply of agro-products to rural members” Click here for more information:
India Fishing for Freedom
For most of their lives, every one of the 1200 fishermen in this village in the south of India described themselves as slaves. They were in debt to money-lenders and a corrupt system ensured that they could never pay off what they owed. It was only when they formed a group that they could work together to secure their freedom.
Flexible Biogas System - Interview with Dominic Wanjihia
This video is an interview with the designer of a low cost portable biogas system (flexi biogas) which is being promoted in Kenya, and also scaled up to other countries including Rwanda, India and Mali. This project was supported through DFID and IFAD IMI (Innovative Mainstreaming Initiative) funding.
SHG member adopted an orphan Girl -Kalvan, Nashik (maharashtra)
SHG member under Mahila Arthik Vikas Maha Mandal (Tejaswini Programme) adopted an orphan girl child who was thrown on road. The child had injuries and burns on her body. The other SHG members are also supported Smt. Indubai and Balu Pawar (farm labours) The couple is poor but still they wish to adopt her. Other SHG members in group is helping couple by approaching Police and Panchayat for her adoption. This is very inspiring incidence. The incidence is happened in Kalvan village of Nashik district in Maharashtra. The story is covered and broadcast by IBN Lokmat channel.
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