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New generation youth changing the agriculture scenario

Youth are the backbone of agriculture sector and now a new generation of youth is stepping forward to change the change the agriculture scenario. Ravindra Yadav mentors the members of Smallholder Farmer Collectives on agriculture and inspires other youth to adopt agriculture as their livelihood. Ravindra’s interest in farming started from the Strengthening Adaptive Farming in Bangladesh, India and Nepal (SAFBIN) programme orientation held in 2012

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I’M GLAD THERE WAS SOMEONE WHO HEARD OUR VOICE

This is the story of Ms. Karuppi Veran a homemaker from Karamkodu Tribal colony of Wayanad District, Mananthawady Block, Edavaka Panchayath. She is a widow, living with her son, who is a daily wager, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.She is dependent on her son, who is a daily wage labourer. The floods completely cut off homes from the rest of the world in her hamlet. For five days the entire hamlet was isolated, and no one had reached them.

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Enabling Children’s Participation in their Development: “Nothing About Us Without Us”

Under the aegis of Nine is Mine Campaign for investment of 3% Gross Domestic Product for Children’s Health and 6% for Education,Caritas India and Partners have joined the mission of forming Inclusive National Children’s Parliament. Children from Caritas India programmes, and district /state Child Parliaments anchored by partner organisations from Jabalpur- Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Darjeeling-West Bengal, Telangana and Tamil Nadu etc,

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Civic Police Volunteers in West Bengal, a Potential Force to Reckon with for Child Safeguarding

The Government of West Bengal initiated the unique concept of inducting Civic Police Volunteers into the formal law and order system, which is evolving as a force to reckon with. The members are mostly the youth from the communities, and act as a two-way bridge between the community and Police. This has enabled the people to overcome their fears of the Police. It is this force, that Caritas India partnersAnugyalaya Darjeeling Dioceses Social Service

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Assessment of the Status of Malnutrition in 45 Mahadalit hamlets in Bihar underway

Caritas India and partners of “SUPOSHAN- An Integrated Health, Nutrition and Empowerment of Dalit Musahar community” programme, in Bihar, concluded the baseline survey of Rishidev, Saday and Manji communities in 45 hamlets of Saharsa, Madhepura and Araria, on September 26. The baseline survey intends to (i) understand the prevailing food habits and status of nutrition; (ii) The awareness and access to relevant entitlements related to food security

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Thrissur to have Child Friendly Spaces under Caritas India Kerala Flood Response

Kerala saw the unprecedented flood in a century, with some hilly districts also facing the landslides. The situation was aggravated by the release of water from 32 dams in the state. While Caritas India has been responding in several districts, Thrissur district is geared up to deliver child focusedresponse through institution of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in 13 villages of 8 blocks. The response will directly cover 1000 infants and 2000 school

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Nabeeza regains a part of her life after floods

Nabeeza is a widow from Chulikka hamlet, Vellarmala village of Meppady Panchayat of Wayanad District. She is a homemaker, who lives with her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Her daughter who is expecting a child is also staying with her at present. During the floods, her home which is situated between the hills in a low-lying region was subjected to flooding as the water from emerging streams slowly seeped in through the floors. Water

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New Efforts Against Modern Day Slavery

Sara Khan (Changed name) was from Nepalganj, a Sub-Metropolitan City in Banke District, Nepal. At aged 18, She was lured for a better life and were being trafficked to Delhi. Member of the Action Against Trafficking Group, an active group working to prevent human trafficking traced her in a suspicious condition and reported to Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). She along with the traffickers were intercepted and the trafficking was averted. Human trafficking

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