An experiment in integrated development

By simultaneously carrying out multiple development schemes in a village, can its all-round development be made sustainable? Uttam Gram, in Haryana's Donkhera village, provides answers.

#Livestock #Panchayats #Water #Agriculture
A program to teach gender-equality
ATTITUDES TO GENDER : A program to teach gender-equality

In Haryana, researchers have been conducting a longitudinal study on a program to improve gender attitudes among school children. Five years on, are its positive impacts still sustained?

#Curricula #Women
Razing houses to stop razing the hills

The Aravali hills were used to nature's erosion, but the assault on them by those eyeing its rich resources was something else. Will the Supreme Court's recent intervention halt this?

#Forests #Mining #Environment
From fields to a BPO in 6 months
WOMEN, WORK AND LIFE : From fields to a BPO in 6 months
A first-of-its-kind women-only BPO started by 'Harva' in a Haryana village is all set to harness the rural talent while changing the rigid mindset of the people, transforming rural economy, writes Hemlata Aithani.
#Labour Issues #Work+Life #Women
Saved by the women
SMALL TOWNS : Saved by the women
Narnaul illustrates above all the value of investing in women. Many have continued to be active and involved even though they have little practical support from the Municipal Council, writes Kalpana Sharma.
#Cities #Kalpana Sharma #OP-ED #Women #Kalpana's Commentary
Panipat power plant pollutes with impunity

It has been happening for several years under the nose of the Haryana administration. The nation's top government auditor has issued multiple indictments. And yet they have polluted recklessly. Himanshu Upadhyaya tells the tale.

#Environmental Hazards #Environment
In Kurukshetra, a new victory
OPEN DEFECATION : In Kurukshetra, a new victory
The villages of Khanpur Kholiya, Masana and Sawla in Haryana have received the central government's Nirmal Gram Puruskar for ensuring that no one, not even a child, defecates in the open. Darryl D'Monte reports.
#Sanitation #Health
SSA's acclaim hides many failures
SARVA SHIKSHA AHBIYAN : SSA's acclaim hides many failures
Despite being feted as a huge success, the flagship programme of the government for the universalisation of primary education leaves much to be desired. Ironically, the easy availability of the funds for a supposedly successful scheme may be preventing it from being as productive as it could otherwise be. Kalpana Misra reports.
Was the Bhakra dam worth it?
Three years of painstaking research has shattered many a myth around the most revered hydropower project in the country. A mere 20 per cent of all cultivable area in Punjab is under the dam's command area. Sudhirendar Sharma reviews the recently released Unravelling Bhakra : Assessing the Temple of Resurgent India.
#Water #Agriculture #PUNJAB
"Never" on the agenda
As employers play hide and seek because they want to cut corners, thousands of women weavers in Haryana pay the price, says Alka Arya.
#Labour Issues #Women
A murderous arithmetic

The 'importation' of brides from poorer states keeps dowry rates in Haryana high, despite alarming levels of female infanticide. Ranjit Devraj reports.

#Dowry #Women
Profile: Khushboo Welfare Society
This Haryana based non-profit organization is working towards building a disabled friendly society through integration and rehabilitation, says Indra Chopra
  • Population : 28.2 m (2019 est)
  • Area : 44,212
  • Density : 638/sq. km.
  • Sex Ratio : 879 (2011)
  • Child Sex Ratio : 834
  • Literacy : 80.40% (2020)
  • Forest Cover : 3.62% (2019)
  • Lok Sabha MPs : 10
  • Rajya Sabha MPs : 3