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Why people migrate: MGNREGA isn’t helping

Why people migrate: MGNREGA isn’t helping

by Vani Viswanathan MGNREGA: No incentive to stay back Ranjan Kumar describes the enthusiasm with which his friends and neighbours got their job cards made after NREGA was introduced. ‘Some of them travelled far to get it, as far as…

गुजरात विकास मॉडल मुखौटा या सच्चाई

गुजरात विकास मॉडल मुखौटा या सच्चाई

Originally posted here. उत्तर गुजरात के साबरकांठा जिले में 28 सितम्बर को नवजात बच्ची से बर्बर तरीके से बलात्कारकरने वाले शख्स के बहाने यूपी, बिहार, राजस्थान और यहां तक कि मध्य प्रदेशके प्रवासी मजदूरों को निशाना बनाया गया – सरकार…

Bharat on speed dial by Sibi Arasu and Rashmi Pratap

Bharat on speed dial by Sibi Arasu and Rashmi Pratap

This article on The Hindu Business Line discusses initiatives including Mobile Vaani as using ‘basic mobile phones [to make] all the difference between hardship and empowerment in rural India’. Originally posted here. SIBI ARASU RASHMI PRATAP Basic mobile phones are making all…

What happens when India’s poor access a social network? by Dennis Price

What happens when India’s poor access a social network? by Dennis Price

This article by Dennis Price describes Mobile Vaani’s work as helping ‘India’s poor [find] a voice—or more accurately, a media platform to share it’. Original posted here.  14/07/2014 Across India, long unfinished construction projects for health care clinics and schools…

Smarter about retail by Karen Johnson

Smarter about retail by Karen Johnson

  This story by Karen Johnson discusses the potential to link various development innovations, such as linking Mobile Vaani with retailers to deliver development results.  Original link here.  Posted by: Karen Johnson, Responsible Business Adviser, Posted on: 9 May 2014 - Categories:Economic Development  …

Shram ka Samman: On Migrants – Hopes, Rights and Demands

Shram ka Samman: On Migrants – Hopes, Rights and Demands

by Vani Viswanathan ‘I dreamt of putting my children through school and taking care of my aged parents with the money I make,’ says Rakhi from Jamui, Bihar, who migrated with her family to Gujarat. Rakhi had to flee back to…