Feature – Development Matters http://www.dhan.org/development-matters Monthly Development Update from DHAN Collective Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:05:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 Youth Volunteers and MDGs towards sustainable development http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/05/youth-volunteers-and-mdgs-towards-sustainable-development/ Fri, 03 May 2013 06:40:47 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=935 Youth constitute the most creative and vibrant segment of the society. Youth have a major stake behind the development of natural, economic, and social resources of their communities’ concerned. Voluntary work can be done by any youth with right motivation. What youth needs is a clear [...]]]> Love blossoms at Karunai Illam http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/05/love-blossoms-at-karunai-illam/ Fri, 03 May 2013 06:20:33 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=930 At the age of 79, most of us will feel lonely, dejected and as if we are disconnected from others in the world. But Jean Watson, an old woman from New Zealand was all the way from New Zealand to a small village called Nilakottai, in Dindukal District, Tamil Nadu during the month of September [...]]]> Plastic Menace http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/05/plastic-menace/ Fri, 03 May 2013 05:31:08 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=911 Throwing a plastic bag into the garbage “I know that I am throwing a plastic bag into the garbage.” That awareness alone helps us protect the Earth, make peace, and take care of life in the present moment and in the future. If we are aware, naturally we will try to use fewer [...]]]> Climate Change and Food Security http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/climate-change-and-food-security/ Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:25:26 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=840 Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). In its recently [...]]]> Justice at door steps: Microjustice http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/justice-at-door-steps-microjustice/ Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:23:10 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=872 Access to justice for smaller legal issues confronted by them remains elusive for larger proportion of poor people living in our country. This obstacle hinders their active participation in the society and thereby their social development. Making easy the provision of justice to such micro legal problems in termed as ‘Micro justice’. In other [...]]]> Water Sector Approaches to Combat Climate Change http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/water-sector-approaches-to-combat-climate-change/ Fri, 08 Feb 2013 06:16:22 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=687 Every day, the humanity needs more water across the globe to produce food to meet the demands of about one billion people added every year. One of the very important aspects of the impacts of climate change relates to the equity implications of changes that have been happening [...]]]> Livelihood status in Chittoor tank region http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/livelihood-status-in-chittoor-tank-region/ Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:00:25 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=698 Chittoor is one of the most drought prone districts in Andhra Pradesh, where droughts and crop failure is a common scene almost every year due to erratic rainfall, depleted ground water and degraded water harvesting structures. Despite all these development issues the marginal and small farmers are trying to lead a descent life with [...]]]> Fragrance of Madurai http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/fragrance-of-madurai/ Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:45:12 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=726 Madurai is a city of historical importance situated in the banks of river Vaigai. Of all the ancient cities of India, Madurai has a unique place with its literary efflorescence, puranic glories and continuous long history. Known as the Athens of the South, this city has several other names such as Kudal, Nanmadakkudal [...]]]> Social capital for integrating Microfinance and Water http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/social-capital-for-integrating-microfinance-and-water/ Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:17:27 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=746 DHAN Foundation is a development organization working with the major purpose of providing opportunities for professionally qualified young people to work at grass roots and also to transfer the suitable & needed technologies to the poor for their economic development, mainly to create an impact on poverty. In the poverty reduction [...]]]> DHAN – Axis Bank Foundation project for Conservation of Small Scale Irrigation Tanks http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2012/10/dhan-axis-bank-foundation-project-for-conservation-of-small-scale-irrigation-tanks/ Thu, 11 Oct 2012 06:36:30 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=656 A pilot project for conserving small scale irrigation tanks for livelihood protection of farm families relying on agriculture and allied activities using tanks water as the source is under progress in Pambar-Kottakariyar river basin in South India. This model project is the collaborative effort of Axis Bank Foundation and DVTF to revive [...]]]>