Newsletter March – April 2015

Reflecting voices from grassroots… Vol 10 | Mar – April 2015

Visit of Ambassador Richard R. Verma, the United States Ambassador to India

The United States ambassador to India, Ambassador Richard R. Verma visited Grass Roots Research & Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) on 1st April 2015.
Ambassador Richard R. Verma was apprised of the activities of GRAAM. Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, Chairman and Mr. Basavaraju R, Executive Director of GRAAM explained about research and advocacy activities of GRAAM. Basavaraju explained about how GRAAM is endeavoring to conduct research from the grassroots..Read more>>

‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’ (SAGY)- project initiated at Harobelavadi GP, Dharwad district
GRAAM team led by Dr. R Balasubramaniam visited Harobelavadi village in Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency, the Gram Panchayat selected for SAGY programme. On the request of Dharwad MP, Mr. Prahlad Joshi, GRAAM has prepared an action plan on SAGY and is planning the initiation of the process by mapping ‘Community Need Assessment’ in the village. GRAAM is conducting situational analysis in a participatory manner. As a first step, a meeting was held with select villages and Panchayat representatives to understand the situation on ground. The participants along with the staff did transact walk in the village.
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‘Rapid assessment of Annabhagya Scheme’

The report on the project ‘Rapid assessment of Annabhagya Scheme’ (RAAS) was distributed to leading newspapers in the state as an advocacy effort by Department of Food and Civil supplies ..
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GRAAM to partner with PAGE (Jockey) India Ltd for designing its CSR

GRAAM has entered into an agreement with PAGE Industries to design and implement their CSR activity..
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Employing Persons with Disability – SAMARTHA 2015

Rotary Mysore Midtown & Vinyas Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd., JSS Polytechnic for Differently Abled & EnAble India had organized SAMARTHA 2015 on 13thMarch 2015 in Mysore..
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Capacity Building

Ms. Rajeshwari Mallegowda, working as Research Fellow in GRAAM, was invited by District administration of Dantewada, Chattisgarh state as consultant to prepare strategic plan on …
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Intern at GRAAM

Ms. Sanchita, a student from Symbiosis Law School, Pune interned with GRAAM for a period of 4 weeks in the month of March 2015. She worked on ‘Community participation in right to education – RTE, a perspective.’ |