Reflecting voices from grassroots… Vol 21 | Nov-Dec 2016

Launch of IVRS and SMS technology under Samvarthana:

GRAAM has launched IVRS and SMS alert technology to disseminate healthcare information about pregnant, children and lactating mothers, under SAMVARTHANA, a project supported by UNICEF and the Government of Karnataka.
Since thise technology will enable people to avail required information on maternal and child health, this requires attention from the community.
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Articles by GRAAM team members
Transforming Livelihood in Peri-Urban Interface: A Case of Hinnakki village from Anekal Taluk, Bengaluru, Karnataka. – By Dr. Surashree Shome
“As cities expand physically, the frontiers between urban, peri-urban and rural activity blur and merge, presenting opportunities for beneficial linkages”.
– FAO of the UN, July 2001
On the one hand, rapid rural-urban continuum is stressing the rural areas located near urban centres for natural as well as human resources. On the other hand, socio-cultural and economic aspects of these rural areas are continuously getting redefined because of their constant interaction with their urban counterparts. Once dominated by agricultural or natural resource based socio-economic systems, these rural areas have shifted towards market-centric livelihoods, catering especially to the urban market needs. The primary victims of rural-urban continuum are the landless households’ dependent on agriculture and other natural based economy. As these people have suddenly realized ..
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1) GRAAM presents papers at Indian Social Science Congress.
GRAAM team recently made presentations at the Indian Social Science Congress held in Mysuru. The Social Science Congress was organized in association with the University of Mysore. Four researchers from GRAAM spoke about the key aspects of human development.
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2) Expanding Human Capital from the Ground Up
“So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every person a traitor who, having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them!”..
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1) DNA (Disability NGOs Alliance) Workshop
GRAAM recently participated in a 3 day residential workshop held by DNA (Disability NGOs Alliance) to chalk out its strategy.
2) Excluded from financial inclusion
Despite the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is repeatedly issuing circulars to all scheduled commercial..
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3) Tamil Nadu plans census of differently-abled citizens
Tamil Nadu will launch a state-wide census of differently-abled people, which will help the policymakers sharpen..
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3) Delhi HC Highlights Deficiencies In Persons With Disabilities (PWD) Act , Suggests Reforms [Read Judgment]…
A Division Bench of Delhi High Court comprising Justices S. Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma on Thursday..
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Needs Assessment Study for ABB India Foundation
This is a model program conceptualized and planned by GRAAM, for conducting community needs assessment study and developing an integrated village plan for selected villages in Bengaluru & Mysuru districts. The program is supported by ABB India Foundation, Bengaluru.
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Needs Assessment Study for Aditya Birla
Needs assessment case study for Aditya Birla has recently concluded and GRAAM has submitted the final CNA as well as the planwith recommendations going forward.

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