AAROGYAM: An ICT-based approach for improving Reproductive and Child Health

Aarogyam, an ICT based community driven approach, is an innovative initiative launched in Uttar Pradesh in 2008 with an aim to provide health care services to citizens at their door steps for ensuring safe motherhood and child survival components of Reproductive and Child Health (RCH). It prepares a complete health data base with respect to Read More …

Organic Rice Production by SRI: Empowering women in Maharashtra

The Tejaswini Rural Women’s Empowerment Programme, implemented by the Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM), Government of Maharashtra, has empowered marginal women farmers by helping them improvise upon existing agricultural practices through organic farming and System of Rice Intensification (SRI) methods and, in turn, increasing their yield. The emphasis on the role of women in agriculture Read More …

Ghar Doghaanche Abhiyan: Joint ownership of housing by husband and wife in Maharashtra

Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM), the women’s economic empowerment organisation of the Government of Maharashtra, has undertaken an awareness generation campaign that seeks to make women aware of their rights to their husbands’ house and property. The initiative stands out for addressing a challenging issue that has often been cited as a reason for the Read More …