Despite having a dedicated act that bans the practice of witch hunting in the state, many women in Rajasthan are being targeted under the medieval practice. In August first week, a Dalit widow in Ajmer died a day after she was branded a witch, stripped, beaten up mercilessly and made...
Women in Kachhbali, 270 km south of Jaipur, have started a revolution in fight against liquor that now has spread across the state. They, making use of a government rule, campaigned to conduct a referendum in the village, and got a liquor vend -- operating there, catering to 12 villages...
It was after many banks rejected their request for a loan that a group of village women in Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan decided to set up their own bank that would fund their business. And they set up a sanitary pad manufacturing facility which now sells nearly 1000 pads every...
The Jhalawar district administration of Rajasthan has launched Chal Pathshala (mobile school) for children of nomadic tribes in the state so that education reaches the children who are part of the wandering, cattle grazing community. The tribes who stay at a place for two-three months graze their cattles, making forest...
The Kota district in Rajastan has launched a unique campaign, Selfie with Plantation, to promote planting trees in the city. Residents now take selfies with the saplings they have planted and post it on an app ‘Smart Kota’ developed by the Kota Smart City Limited (KSCL) and the district administration. The...
Setting an example of successfully adopting out-of-the-court mechanisms to solve disputes, a village in Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan is widely settling many of their disputes related to land and water through mediation. The village Araiyawali is now litigation free, declared the sub-divisional officer Surendra Rajpurohit on July 19. A Community...
Girls and women are provided free martial arts training in a training centre at Bharatpur in Rajasthan. It has trained over 6500 women in eight years, says a report in the Hindustan Times. The Karatians School imparts the self defence training to help them rely on themselves and fight harassment. “Self-defence...
Over 11.5 million Indians are at a very high risk of fluorosis because they lack access to clean drinking water. The central ministry of health and family welfare has found that people living at 132 districts in 19 states with high groundwater fluoride content are at very high risk of...
Residents of five villages in Rajasthan are keeping themselves and their cattle under mosquito nets even during the day, as the insect has been causing serious threat to them. Stagnant water surrounding Badopal, Manakthedi, Jakhrawali, Bheusari and Daulatawali villages of Hanumangarh district has made them breeding ground for mosquitoes, affecting...
A Sanskrit school in Rajasthan with six class rooms and four teachers has no students. Established in 1998, the Government Upper Primary Sanskrit School in Pratappura village in Sikar district of Rajasthan had up to 55 students in 2005. But by 2015-16 only four students were there, and this year...

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