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Vivek Umrao Glendenning

The Founder and the Chief Editor, the Ground Report India group. The Vice-Chancellor and founder, the Gokul Social University, a non-formal but the community-university. The Author of मानसिक, सामाजिक, आर्थिक स्वराज्य की ओर, this book is based on various social issues, development community practices, water, agriculture, his groundworks & efforts and conditioning of thoughts & mind. Reviewers say it is a practical book which answers “What” “Why” “How” practically for the development and social solution in India. He is an Indian citizen & permanent resident of Australia and a scholar, an author, a social-policy critic, a frequent social wayfarer, a social entrepreneur and a journalist. He has been exploring, understanding and implementing the ideas of social-economy, participatory local governance, education, citizen-media, ground-journalism, rural-journalism, freedom of expression, bureaucratic accountability, tribal development, village development, reliefs & rehabilitation, village revival and other. For Ground Report India editions, Vivek had been organising national or semi-national tours for exploring ground realities covering 5000 to 15000 kilometres in one or two months to establish Ground Report India, a constructive ground journalism platform with social accountability.  

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Environmental & Economic Sustainability, Social Harmony and Social Transmutation : an example towards Self-rule/Swaraj

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

Vivek Umrao “Samajik Yayavar” The Gokul Social University, GSU The Gokul Social University, GSU, works for the sustainable economy, peace, social harmony, self-sufficiency, social evolution and system transmutation; founded by Sanjay Sajjan Singh, Vivek Umrao and Sanjeev Narayan Singh in the year 2007; is a non-formal but the community university. The main campus of the […]

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The Groundwater revolution : Economy, Self Sustainability, Woman Empowerment, Solar Energy and Education

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

Vivek Umrao Glendenning   The distinctions : Rejuvenation of four rivers, 250 large water harvesting structures (JOHAD/जोहड़) in more than 100 villages, 25,000 families, 200,000 people and 60 million dollar annual economy in ten years period (2006 to 2016). 200 drinking water ponds (KUND/कुंड), most of them between 1998-2005. Converting hundreds of acres barren land into […]

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Editorial

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

Thank you very much for reading the current edition of The Ground Report India quarterly journal titled “Ground Efforts for Empowerment and Self-Sustainability of Tribal People”.  I prefer to see things at the actual ground level.  I try my best to keep my eyes and mind open to see things as they are, without corrupting the […]

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From POTA-Cabin to the Education City shaping the tribal children for a better society in the Maoist affected area :: The other side face of the South Bastar region of Chhattisgarh

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

Om Prakash Chaudhary IAS, popularly called O P Chaudhary, was appointed as the district collector in South Bastar (Dantewada) in the last week of the month of March 2011.  For about two months he was busy conducting elections for the vacant seat of member of parliament. But since then, in less than a year, he has done tremendous work […]

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A tribal youth with continuous constructive ground efforts and success stories for tribal community over the two decades in Dantewada, Bijapur, Sukama and Jagdalpur districts of Chhattisgarh : Is he not a real ground hero?

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

This article is based on the vision, efforts, struggle and achievements of a common tribal youth, who started to work when he was a teenager of just 15 years.  This article does not follow the trend made by NGO business persons to project the paid employees of NGOs as the HEROES. This article is about […]

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Varun Arya : A visionary education entrepreneur who is establishing a model for professional institutes

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

The Marwar Education Foundation bought around 100 acres of barren land.  This was a land with no grass, no trees but covered with salt. Varun Arya and his team from the Marwar Education Foundation took around seven years to treat this land with water harvesting structures and other natural treatments. At present, the land has 15 lakes of sweet water, thousands of […]

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An important announcement for journalists of rural, semi urban and non-metro city areas

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

Ground Report India wants to motivate young Indian journalists and non-paid ground social activists of rural, semi-urban and non-metro urban areas for thoughtful, visionary and accountable journalism / citizen journalism. If you as a journalist prefer to work on real ground to get sincere reports/articles/photos. You may earn money for your original reports,articles and photos, […]

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Editorial – Why is this edition of Ground Report India on water and agriculture?

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

For the past 20 years, more or less, I have been working, or have been associated with various known social personalities and media celebrities of social activism in India.  These personalities include international awardees, mainstream political persons, RTI/RTF/RTE/ NREGA activists, activists who follow Gandhi’s ideology, organizations who pursue Gandhi’s ideology and others in India. Over […]

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Miracle Achieved by the Joint Efforts of a Local Community and a Government Administration :: An "Economy of Water" by a Visionary Crusader UMAKANT UMRAO

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

United Nations, UN, selected Dewas district’s community water management works in the best three water management practices in the world under the category of “Best Water Management Practices” for 2011-2012. The link of UN website of the award is given below- (the third rank in category 01) http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/finalists2012.shtml Dewas, Ponds, Reva Sagar, Local Community & […]

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Editorial

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

There has been much excitement in the Ground Report India team as we move from a monthly eJournal (which will still continue) and bring to you this detailed quarterly journal. This print magazine has arisen out of our concerns and awareness for a balanced media representation of the ground realities of present day India. We […]

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What does India really need for Transformation? : Electoral Politics Or Live Sources for Self-Motivations of Masses

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

For the past 20 years more or less, I have been in touch (active or passive), have been working or have worked with various known Social Personalities, Media Celebrities of Social Activism in India, known/ unknown Ground Activists, International Awardees, Mainstream Political Persons, RTI/RTF/RTE/ NREGA Activists, Activists of Gandhi’s Ideology, Organizations of Gandhi’s Ideology, Groups/Individuals […]

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