Understanding Rural Habitat, Lessons in Sustainability  
Summary :This document is a compendium of the lessons from the projects visited and an analysis of the cross cutting systemic measures that appear critical for replication of good practice in habitat development at scale. It discusses the environmental social and economic sustainability issues and management systems related to rural habitat initiatives on ground.
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White Revolution in Lohardaga- Success Story  
Summary :The dairy program under the RSVY was conceived as a livelihood program for the rural tribal communities of Lohardaga, with special focus on women. Under this program each beneficiary has to buy two cross-bred cows and construct a cattleshed.
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Poultry Revolution in Lohardaga – A Success Story  
Summary :With the help of District administration and locl NGO’s women’s of Kuru Block of Lohardaga district formed a self-help group called Lohardaga Grameen Poultry Cooperative Society Ltd.
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Enhancing Sustainable livelihoods of the poor through Convergence of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA with various schemes  
Summary :This book is a compilation of best practices on convergence from across the country. Convergence in terms of optimization of resources, technical and/or financial. Thus, several of the included narratives are on technical collaborations of State/district administrations with government, non-government, professional and other institutions, for encouraging creation of durable/useful assets.
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Safeguarding the Future, Securing Shangri-La, Nepal, 2012  
Summary :This paper is a product of an Environmental Learning and Leadership Group Workshop on Environmental Mainstreaming, held on 20-22 October 2011 in Pokhara, Nepal. This report is built on evidence and perspectives shared at a recent workshop on environmental mainstreaming.
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Partnerships in Education: Shiksha Karmi and Lok Jumbish, Rajasthan  
Summary :Shiksha Karmi and Lok Jumbish project case study is a successful governance initiative by the Government of Rajasthan to change the mechanism of the delivery of education in the state by innovative community-centric approach. The case study illustrates that concerted cooperative action between local communities, NGOs, government and international donors can achieve concrete results.
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Participatory Poverty Reduction: From Malappuram to Kudumbashree, Kerala  
Summary :Kudumbashree, initially started as a pilot project of participatory poverty alleviation in Malappuram district (Kerala), is a women oriented community based poverty reduction programme which is an outstanding example of successful government organised NGO. It represents the conscious empowerment of the poor through the gender sensitive process by capacity building of the community and designing self management systems.
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Engendering District Planning: Experiences and Lessons from Udaipur  
Summary :During capacity development for district planning, emphasis is on introducing tools and methods that ensure that women, especially from the disadvantaged groups have an important role to play in the envisioning process as a whole for the district plan preparation.
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A step towards ending Manual Scavenging in Budaun  
Summary :Badaun district has established a success story in terms of change in sanitation system. The problem - open defecation within houses (dry latrines) was initially a root cause that impinges on the health and well being of the community of Badaun district. There were three critical components to initiate the change, namely (a) The Dry Latrine User (b) The Manual Scavenger and (c) The District Administration. This led to a successful implementation of the initiative.
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