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Kerala: An Effective Model of Local Self Governance

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I have exposure of ten states of India including kerala. Kerala has some historical importance in Indian politics. After independence Communist party of India has its strong feet in this state. I got opportunity to see the effectiveness of local governance in Kerala. In Tata-Dhan Academy I have a course Legal Environment for Development which is facilitated by Mr. Jankiraman. He facilitated us to go Wyanad district of Kerala where I saw Panchayat office which was like a corporate office. The next interesting thing was enterprises of self-help groups which has been facilitated by local governance. A next interesting thing was process of social audit. I have come across this term many times but I have not seen the live process of social audit. Here is detail information of  Kerela visit. Read the rest of this entry »


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Gapminder: A Different Taste of Statistics

Statistics as Bubbles

Gapminder is a non- profit organisations which focus on global sustainable development. With the help of user friendly statistics Gapminder assist UNDP to achieve millennium development goals. It provides data about national and international level covering social, economical and environmental indicators. I believe you will enjoy once you will taste the statistics with Gapminder. You know the most the most interesting thing I like in Gapminder is the moving numbers.

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