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IPS (2005.9.10): Women are Naturals at Grassroots Governance

By Nitin Jugran Bahuguna DEHRADUN, India, Sep 10 (IPS) – The picturesque Himalayan state of Uttaranchal is leading the rest of the country in taking advantage of legislation that reserves a third of all elected seats in local bodies for women. No longer satisfied with…

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IE (2005.6.23): In Uttaranchal, Mani down to Panchayati Raj basics

ANURADHA RAMAN, Posted online: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 0200 hours IST RAMGARH (NAINITAL), JUNE 21: Far removed from the hike in prices of petrol and diesel, at over 5,000 feet, Petroleum and Panchayati Raj Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar is faced with concerns that are…

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Navhind Times (2005.6.10): Politically Empowered Women

by N J Bahugana WHEN Pushpa Rana was elected gram pradhan of the Attakfarm panchayat in Uttaranchal, she vowed to work for the betterment of her community. To keep herself well informed, she made frequent trips to the block office to find out about all…

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WFS (2005.1.16): Hill Women Walk The Talk

Nitin Jugran Bahuguna January 16, 2005 When Pushpa Rana was elected gram pradhan (village council head) of the Attakfarm panchayat in the hill state of Uttaranchal in north India, she vowed to work for the betterment of her community. To keep herself well informed, she…

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UNESCO: Reflections on Community Radio from the Hills of Uttaranchal

– Contributed by Sanjay Tewari “It has been an interesting journey into the world of Radio – to see how it speaks, what it does, how people can use it to put forth their views to raise new debates. I have learnt some fascinating lessons…

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