Panchayat Banks: Providing banking facilities at the village level in Jharkhand

The Panchayat Banks model of Jharkhand has provided rural citizens with improved access to a range of government schemes as well as financial services, allowing citizens to carry out basic financial transactions and also access benefits of government schemes such as pensions and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) payments. The initiative has Read More …

Sustainable Plastic Waste Management Plan: Defending the fragile ecosystem of Himachal Pradesh

The Sustainable Plastic Waste Management Plan was launched by the Government of Himachal Pradesh in 2009 to systematically and aggressively deal with the environmental threat emanating from non-biodegradable waste. The ban on the use of plastic in Himachal Pradesh has proven to be effective and successful in developing a systematic system of disposing off plastic Read More …

SAFAR: System of Air quality Forecasting And Research in metropolitan cities like Delhi

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, has introduced the System of Air Quality Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) to provide location-specific information on air quality in near real time and its forecast 1-3 days in advance in major metropolitan cities such as Delhi and Pune. This system benefits the general population by increasing Read More …