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Moringa tree can help to fight Malnutrition in Korku Tribe

Moringa (Drumstick tree) is rich in Vitamin C, Calcium, Protein, Vitamin A and Potassium. Caritas India Sabal programme is promoting moringa to fight malnutrition among Korku tribe of Khalwa and Melghat regions of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Known for its poverty, hunger, malnutrition and mass exploitation, the community faces numerous socio-economic challenges in the day-to-day life. Sabal has been toiling hard to transform set age-old belief

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Anti-Plastic warriors rally against plastic use

This year United Nations dedicated the World Environment Day to promote “worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.” UN Secretary-General, António Guterres appealed to reject single-use plastic, Refuse what you can’t re-use to make a cleaner and greener world. Caritas India promoted Udhayam programme to focus its intervention towards Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction through Chengalpattu Rural Development Society

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Caritas India and Regional Forum will Communicate, Coordinate and Collaborate to take forward the Diakonia Ministry

Executive Director, Fr. Paul Moonjely and Assistant Executive Director, Fr. Jolly Puthenpura of Caritas India met all the Regional Forum Directors to take forward the Diakonia Ministry of the Church at Regional and National Levels. Caritas India has scheduled the meeting at Shillong with Regional Forum Directors to share their experiences and plans to lead the Diakonia ministry in the Regions. Mr. Kushal Neogy from Catholic Relief Services was a

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CARITAS INDIA LAUNCHES SAFBIN

Caritas India, in collaboration with Caritas Austria & Caritas Switzerland launched the SAFBIN project on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The Smallholder Adaptive Farming and Biodiversity Network or SAFBIN aims to improve the food and nutritional security of small farmers across South Asia. It lays stress on research led by smallholder farmers themselves; helping them adapt farming methods to increasingly erratic climatic conditions.   Farmers in

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1500 Fruit Saplings Harnessed from MH Government Scheme; Saving Rs. 60,000 under Sabal

Sabal has been promoting the plantation of more and more fruit saplings across its 108 project villages to ensure nutrition security among the Korku tribes. Compared to the last years initiative this year the team planned to plant 3 times more saplings under the “Go Green; Go Nutritious” plantation drive so that every household has at least 2 – 3 varieties of fruit saplings in their backyard to meet the unfulfilled nutrition that are only met

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The new Anganwadi can cater more children in Gadhiya Baluwa Village

A large population of malnourished, hunger-stricken children with high-infant and maternal mortality is found in the Musahar community in Bihar. The people are suffering from a deluge of problems ranging from diseases, lack of education, lack of hygiene, illness, etc. Due to lack of information, people of Dera Colony under Gadhiya Baluwa panchayat were ignorant about the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) facilities provided by the Government

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Sailing in different water – Kerala Floods

The mayhem associated with Kerala floods that devastated the normal life of people can be explained through the simple statistics that 391 houses are fully damaged and 10316 houses are partially damaged; 241250 families are affected from 965 villages coming under 74 panchayats, 24 blocks and 14 taluks and 7 districts; 25,469 families  with 86598 persons are staying in the relief centres. Between the l6th and 18th of July 2018, the Southcentral part

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WADI- A NEW WAY OF EXPERIENCING LIFE…

“I am experiencing a new way of life through my involvement in the WADI programme”, says Subhas Tamang. Subhas is one of the farmers under WADI project from Nim Gumbagaon village in Kalimpong district of West Bengal. In October, Caritas India in collaboration with NABARD has initiated WADI under their Tribal Development Fund (TDF) for 15 villages under 3 Gram Panchayats of Kalimpong Block-III of Kalimpong district of West Bengal which is implemented

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