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MIT Competition Finalist Provides A Solution For India’s Farmers

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –  Earlier this year, the Indian government approved a $1.3bn insurance scheme for its farmers, protecting them against crop failures as a way to help put a stop to a spate of suicides. Two hard and devastating successive years of drought have battered the country’s already struggling rural heartland, with farmer suicides in rural areas regularly making news. Since 1995, more than 300,000 farmers have killed themselves.

The ‘London Sari-Suit’ - Championing Its Artisans

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – This year’s London Design Festival from 19 to 25 September falls during London Fashion Week, so what better way to celebrate both than with the exhibition, ‘Transformation’, which unveils the ‘London Sari Suit’, created by the award winning, London-based designer Neishaa Gharat.

New York Fashion Week Features Acid Attack Survivor From India

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –  Reshma Bano Qureshi is a 19-year-old woman from Mumbai who survived an acid attack two years ago. Since then, she has teamed up with the organization Make Love Not Scars to create ‘the red lipstick video tutorial,’ which does not teach how to apply makeup, but instead raises awareness about the dangers of acid violence.

Twenty20: Creating India’s Model Village, Built On Sustainable Development

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Kerala is a lush part of southern India, famous for its backwaters along fertile paddy fields. It is the country’s most literate and richest region, with a low poverty rate. Yet there are still places here that are battling severe poverty. One such place is Kizhakkambalam village, with a population of around 40,000 spread across 8,000 households.

BBC Journalist Mishal Husain To Honour 2016 Ashden International Award Winners

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Forward thinking organisations championing solar energy in India, East Africa and beyond; businesses improving the health of citizens through sustainable buildings and access to clean water in China and Indonesia; and a not-for-profit connecting communities with vital services—all are winners of the prestigious 2016 Ashden International Awards.

India Wants The UK To Stay In the EU

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – 'Brexit' is a word on everyone's breath, since UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation EU to take place on 23 June this year. A referendum is a vote where everyone of voting age gives a "Yes" or "No" answer to a question; whichever side gets more than half of all votes cast will have won.

The Kellogg Company And TechnoServe Support Women Farmers In India And South Africa

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nearly half of smallholder farmers around the world are women, yet in many developing countries where smallholding dominates, it is the men who conduct the business transactions, getting access to finance and training, leaving the women behind.

The Essar Foundation: Empowering Women In India

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the small village of Junagam, in the State of Gujarat, India, Nisha, Nayana, Jasmine, Bhavna, Ramila and Pratiksha are a group of six women who are part of a bakery programme run by the Essar Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Essar Group, India’s fourth largest company.

The Citi Foundation Helps India Prepare To Be World’s Youngest Population By 2020

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last year, Prime Minister Modi of India launched an ambitious project that aims to train over 400 million young people in different skills by 2022.

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