A pilot project of Digital Village (DigiGaon) is to be implemented in 1050 Gram Panchayats (GPs) spread across 30 States/UTs, the Lok Sabha was informed.
Over 450,000 villages now have access to banking in one form or the other, said the RBI in its annual report. “As on March 31, 2017, 96 percent (472,136 vil
When the voluminous 2011 census of India was released, there were many red faces at the centre. The painstakingly collected and collated figures showed that only 32 percent Indians were using toile
On the Independence Day of 2014, Parameswaran Iyer was in Hanoi working as programme leader and lead water and sanitation specialist for the World Bank. He was involved in tackling a desperate scen
A quiet Arab spring led by the veiled womenfolk of Hirmathla is behind making this village in Nuh district, and for that matter, nearly all of Haryana an open defecation free (ODF) zone. Women who
Bahut achha hua ki ye ganda shehar ghoshit hua (Good that Gonda has been declared as the dirtiest city),” says 48-year-old Nanda Devi in a frustrated tone. Nanda is a resident of Subhash Naga
Near a deserted park in Salempur Jat village in Bulandshahar sit a few men discussing politics. Sipping their morning tea, the men are engaged in a heated conversation about upcoming elections, edu
As the second wave of Covid-19 seems to recede from the big cities, the focus is on the rural side. That is where more and more cases are coming up and that is where health infrastructure is especi