Traditional medicine, based largely on herbs, still supports the primary healthcare of more people worldwide than

The narrow, gravelly road leading to Ranavade village has a surprise at the end: clean streets, well-planned houses and colourful rangolis greet you inside the village. Located about 120km from Mumbai, this village in Raigad district is an oddity in modern India. Nobody here takes a loan from a bank or a moneylender, nor do they go to court. And they even vote for the same person.

The Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Nepal (FEDWASUN) is a people-based umbrella organisation of drinking water and sanitation users' groups in Nepal. It facilitates the provision of drinking water and sanitation (WATSAN) services to communities, advocates for water and sanitation rights


The Government of India (Ministry of Tourism) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are implementing the Endogenous Tourism Project - Rural Tourism Scheme across 36 sites in the country, to set up alternative models of tourism which would serve to create sustainable livelihood opportunities among low-income communities living in rural areas (2005-2009).

The first monitoring was undertaken on August 22, 2008. When the farmers group visited the CETP for sampling, they observed bypass of untreated effluents and the district administration and the pollution control board was informed of the same. On the complaints of the community, the regional officer, Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board and the CETP officials rushed to the site.

The coastal marine environment provides enormous value in fishery and other products and in ecosystem services including coastal protection, water purification, and appropriate locations for ports, harbors, urban centers, tourist destinations, and numerous recreational pursuits.

Joint Forest Management (JFM) is an organic process targeting the regeneration of degraded forests by involving the local community and operates on the interaction between the Forest Department and the local community. Successful formation and functioning of Village Forest Councils (VFCs) is the key factor that decides the success of the entire programme.

Some 15 years ago, pine-covered hillsides were the typical images of Karsog in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district. But pine provided little fodder for cattle. People in its villages preferred

Africa's largest slum, has got a radio station. A five-story apartment building at the edge of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya recently sprouted a new antenna