There are several reasons why the UN finds itself bereft of power today. Part of the crisis results from the cash-strapped organisation"s own weakness. Another significant factor is the increasing influence of the World Bank, IMF and GATT on global econom

India is one of the few developing countries to have its own space satellite systems. And, now Indian planners are depending increasingly on remote sensing for resource mapping and the monitoring of natural disasters.

The success of various programmes initiated under a pilot project in Orangi, a Karachi slum, has inspired its leader to predict the squatter colony would become a thriving section of the city in a few years.

Satellites equipped with sensores and cameras record the electromagnetic energy emitted by objects on the earth and transmits the data to receiving stations. From a distance of 750 km they can recognise a 10 meter object on the ground.

Remote sensing can be used for a wide range of applications, from mapping cities to spotting shoals of fish.

Remote sensing can cut costs dramatically in certain applications.

Merely providing schools is not enough to educate the more than 197.34 million illiterate women in India. Far too often, girls have to drop out of school to help their overworked mothers. But female literacy is crucial to a nation"s development and ensuri

The Budakattu Krishikara Sangha, with its emphasis on people oriented strategies, has improved tremendously the lot of the tribals in and around Honsur taluka.

Concerned residents of the city have formed groups to ensure the municipal authorities take care to keep the city clean, green and functioning.

Neelamma, a Jainu Kuruba of Neralakuppe B , was the first president of the Girijan Vanvasi Mahila Sangha GVMS . Today, though no longer the president, she continues to work to help improve the lives of tribal women.