The objective of rapid development of rural population in a sustainable manner with a view to bridging the urban–rural divide would require leveraging knowledge and technology in an environment conducive for innovation. The concept of a CILLAGE that incorporates the best of a city in a village is developed with this objective in mind. A CILLAGE is a knowledge-based ecosystem for integrated education, research, technology development and deployment as well as capacity building in rural areas. The focus of research work at a CILLAGE is on regional problems.

This report is based on a performance assessment of 20 major Indian cities in terms of the operational effectiveness of the urban services being delivered to its citizens.

A school in Punjab’s Moga, a Kendriya Vidyalaya from Hebbal in Karnataka, and a sports school from Sonipat, Haryana claimed the top honours as 2016’s ‘greenest’ schools in India. Union human resources development minister Prakash Javadekar gave away the Green Schools Awards, instituted by the New Delhi-based research and advocacy body Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), here today. The awards are given every year after a rigorous audit of how schools are walking the talk with respect to environmental good practices and natural resource management.

Thousands of learners in the North Rift could drop out of school because of the hunger ravaging the region, officials say.

Many pupils in Garissa County have stopped going to school and joined their parents in search of water and pasture for their livestock as drought continues to ravage the region.As the situation wor

In 2011, WHO member states signed up to the 25 × 25 initiative, a plan to cut mortality due to non-communicable diseases by 25% by 2025. However, socioeconomic factors influencing non-communicable diseases have not been included in the plan. In this study, we aimed to compare the contribution of socioeconomic status to mortality and years-of-life-lost with that of the 25 × 25 conventional risk factors.

This new World Bank report urges developing countries and international development agencies to rethink their approach to governance, as a key to overcoming challenges related to security, growth, and equity.

The UN is stepping up efforts to support countries, policymakers, and civil society organizations in tackling climate change through better education, training and public awareness, and has issued new guidelines detailing how this can be done.

This document presents a rapid drought impact assessment that was carried out by UNICEF’s India Country Office in eight states with the aim of providing insights into drought management practices and their effectiveness. It identifies UNICEF’s role in supporting efforts to achieve long-term climate and disaster resilience.

Delhi Statistical Hand Book-2016 is the 41st issue being published by Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. This publication contains data relating to various Socioeconomic parameters in respect of NCT of Delhi.

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