Newsletter February 2015

Reflecting voices from grassroots… Vol 9 | February 2015

Making the community voice heard by policy makers

The community voice and recommendations for the proposed policy for land purchase for residential sites were presented to Government of Karnataka. GRAAM is preparing a draft policy for Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (RGRHCL). Based on the community consultations and field study carried out in different districts of Karnataka, the presentation was made to the Advisory Committee chaired by Principle Secretary to the Government, Department of Housing (DoH)..Read more>>

CSR should have a clear strategic plan and community focus
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is the buzzword in most of the business roundtables today. The term which was hardly making to the agenda point of business meetings till last year is now a hot board room subject. Most people may attribute this to the section 135 of the New Companies Act. But, India has a strong history of corporate participation in nation development since the independence movement and even before..
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UNICEF’s Communication for Development Specialist visited GRAAM

On 22nd January, Ms. Seema Kumar, Communication for Development Specialist from UNICEF Hyderabad Office, India, visited GRAAM to understand about the implementation..
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“I, the citizen”

I, the Citizen is a compilation of articles on development and citizen engagement by Dr. Balu. GRAAM is undertaking the unique endeavour of publishing the bookthrough crowd sourcing of financial resources.
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Completion and Submission of the final draft of District Human Development Report

GRAAM submitted the final draft of the District Human Development Report (DHDR) to the Human Development Division, Dept of Planning and Statistics and Zilla Panchayat, Kodagu on 21-01-2015. The District Human Development Report of Kodagu comprising 12 chapters captures in detail the status of human development..
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Jadiya’s lesson to an egoistic provider

It must have been Oct/Nov in 1988. We had got the 5 acres of land at Hosahalli from the Government and had just managed to fence it..
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