Reaching out to children in distress

CHILDLINE, a national 24-hour toll free tele-helpline service, implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for the care and protection of children in distress.   Started in 1996 by the Department of Family and Child Welfare and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, CHILDLINE enables any concerned individual to call up on a Read More …

mGovernance for municipal services

The mGovernance project of Rajkot Municipal Corporation leverages the simple, ubiquitous, affordable mobile technology to catalyse organisational efficiency and improve public service delivery.   In 2009, to take an optimum leap in its performance by increasing operational efficiency and transparency, improving government citizen partnership and providing cost-effective services, Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) introduced mGovernance initiative. Read More …

HIV/AIDS prevention initiative in India

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation designed a holistic HIV/AIDS prevention programme for six of Indian states with 83 percent of the country’s HIV infected population.   Avahan, an initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was implemented in 2003 with the aim of addressing the HIV/AIDS concern in India. Although the Government of Read More …