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Dissent is not anti-national : Akhilesh Yadav in Independence Day message

Dear Fellow Citizens, Exactly 71 years ago in 1947 at the stroke of midnight the freedom and birth of our country was declared. A hope of new dawn had taken birth in the mind and heart of tens of millions of fellow citizens with the unfettering of the chains of their slavery.  With the hope of the […]

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Movie on the conservation of the river Ganga by Mike Pandey

Mike Pandey, the National award-winning wildlife filmmaker and environmentalist, released another film in Delhi highlighting concerns about the conservation of the river Ganga. As Uttar Pradesh’s Ecotourism and environment Ambassador, Mike has been working under the state’s Ganga Hritima Abhiyan and this is the first of a series of related events and films envisioned for the […]

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THE INFORMATION EXPLOSION –by Prof John Scales Avery

Prof John Scales Avery, PhDwas part of a group that shared the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize​I would like to announce the publication of a new book entitled “The Information Explosion”. This book discusses the role of information in evolution, and especially in the evolution of human culture. Articles and book chapters that I have previously written […]

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Trump’s Step Beyond the ‘Art of the Deal’ Changes Everything –Alastair Crooke

ALASTAIR CROOKEFormer British diplomat, founder and director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum Nahum Barnea writing in Yedioth Ahronoth sets out, plainly enough, the gamble underway between Israel and Iran (and to which Trump is willing accessory): In the wake of the US exit from JCPOA, Trump will threaten a rain of ‘fire and fury’ onto […]

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Indresh Kumar, central executive member of Rashtriya SwayamSewak Sangh RSS, talking on “Peace, Environment and Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch”

Indresh Kumar (centre) with Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel (right) and Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok (left) of the Tibetan Parliament (Photo-courtesy-tibet.net)Indresh Kumar is the senior member, National Executive, Rashtriya SwayamSewak Sangh. Indresh Kumar is also the patron and the key person of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), an organisation of RSS, Rashtriya SwayamSewak Sangh. Vivek Umrao interviewed Indresh […]

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Inviting you for an education project towards Social Harmony and Sustainability

Vivek Umrao Glendenning “Samajik Yayavar” I believe, we need to think about the contents and the goal of the education at each level, primary to higher to research education. We need to redesign our universities, their purpose and the content of the education. At every level, the education must lead towards actual sustainability, peace and […]

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AMERICA : THE DISGRACED SUPER-POWER –by Prof Michael Brenner

Prof Michael BrennerProfessor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, USAHonourary International Advisor, Ground Report India At this moment of unprecedented upheaval, it is striking that some things never change.  We are being subject to a tidal wave of interpretation and speculation as to what a Trump administration means for American foreign relations in […]

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Editorial

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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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?

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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Dr Debal Deb : A Legend of the principle of local self-sustainability on the ground

In this exclusive ground report, I write about the models of self-sustainability established by Dr. Debal Deb, founder of the rice seed banks Vrihi and Basudha. Dr Deb has a PhD from the  Calcutta University, West Bengal and post doctorates from the University of California, Berkeley (USA) and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. BASUDHA […]

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Nandlal Baba a real hero of the tribal community in the Bastar region

  There is a breeze of NGOs sponsored tribal heroes in the media, on the internet and also social networking platforms for the Bastar region.  Most of these sponsored heroes were or are paid employees of the NGOs working in this region.  But Nandlal Baba is a young tribal person, who does not know the […]

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

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?

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

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

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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