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Mainstream disability in community development

Mainstream disability in community development – rights, opportunities and priorities Disability and issues related to it continue to be a major public health challenge and a complex socio-economic barrier. The prevalence rates of disability are on rise globally. According to a World Bank estimate, One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some…… Continue reading Mainstream disability in community development

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A learning visit of international students to GRAVIS

GRAVIS recently hosted a group of international students studying in a Norway university and visiting Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Jaipur for a study abroad semester. 15 students came to GRAVIS for a day of presentations and lectures followed by a few days of field visits. The students understood India, the Thar Desert and the…… Continue reading A learning visit of international students to GRAVIS

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GRAVIS expands its agricultural and water-harvesting knowledge to Africa

Under the Indo-Africa Agricultural Innovation Bridge Programme, in collaboration with Techno Serve, GRAVIS is expanding its agricultural and water-harvesting knowledge to Africa funded by USAID. The project started in 2015 in Kenya and Malawi, two very needy countries of Africa. The project is based on exchange of traditional and innovative agricultural and water-harvesting practices. The project…… Continue reading GRAVIS expands its agricultural and water-harvesting knowledge to Africa

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New academic year begins in GRAVIS schools

Education plays a pivotal role in life because it give people the skills and tools to enhance their future, communicate effectively with each other and provides information about our existence. Therefore, GRAVIS is also contributing its handful of efforts in promotion of education on ground in Thar Desert. GRAVIS, runs over 50 schools in the…… Continue reading New academic year begins in GRAVIS schools

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Thar prepares itself for the monsoon

The arid climatic region of Thar Desert has been known for extremes of temperatures, scanty rainfall, peculiar type of vegetation, high wind velocity and intense solar radiation. According to climatologists, the projected climate change would deplete the state of its natural resources like surface and ground water availability, soil resources, crop yields, and also decline…… Continue reading Thar prepares itself for the monsoon