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Association for India's Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as agriculture, energy,  education, health , livelihoods, natural resources including land and water, women's empowerment and social justice.

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Citizens examine flood relief record in Jammu & Kashmir
Right to Information

After the disastrous floods and landslides in Jammu and Kashmir in September 2014, who was eligible for relief and compensation from the government?   How would people apply for it, and what were the details of the relief packages?  And who actually obtained these benefits?  

People of Bandipora file RTI en masse, led by Dr. Shaikh Ghulam Rasool.

People of Bandipora district decided to find out.  And the district collector complied, posting the information on the notice board and on the official website. Read on …

Professor Rajni Kothari (1928-2015)
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Rajni Kothari (1928 - 2015)Professor Rajni Kothari (1928 - 2015)

Eminent political scientist Rajni Kothari, founder of the Center for the Study of Developing Societies, author of critical works on India, democracy, politics, caste and poverty, former member of the Planning Commission, and guide to many scholars, activists and movements, passed away at his home in Delhi on Monday, January 19, 2015.

He is survived by two of his sons, Ashish & Miloon.  His wife Hansabehn (née Mehta) passed away in 1999 and their son Smitu passed away in 2009.  The work of all of them has touched AID in many ways, directly and indirectly. Following is a tribute written by the National Alliance of People's Movements, followed by articles by Yogendra Yadav, Jai Sen, and the Press Trust of India.
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Year End Message
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Dear Friends and Well Wishers of India,

Looking forward to 2015.....

The journey that begins in each of us, when we stand up for a just cause, when we reach out and do something to help an oppressed person, when we feel the joy of laughter and the pain of sadness of those that are not directly related to us, when we strive to make a change in the world, is a journey that transforms and enriches our lives while making the world a nicer place for everyone.

One For India
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Change Starts With ONE: Be the ONE: To reach everyONE












Change starts with ONE: Be the ONE: To reach everyONE .

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