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KHADI GRAMODYOG ANDOLAN – ANNUAL REVIEW OF PROGRESS The Khadi Gramodyog Andolan launched at Rajkot (Gujarat) on January 30, 2005, had its sixth annual review meeting in Mumbai on the Gandhi Nirvan Din, January 30, 2012. Khadi Gramodyog Andolan (KGA) is an initiative of the Yusuf Meherally Centre alongwith, Mumbai
Since late 90’s of the last century the Centre started talking of a paradigm shift. Its experience of development, in general, and of rural areas, in particular, led it to conclude that all through history those who have strived to achieve development have given something extra to those who already
Definition The Centre has defined rural development as micro-watershed development plus organic farming plus non-conventional energy plus village industries and marketing their products. This definition is a culmination of nearly two and a half decades of experience in rural development. Assumption and Biases There are certain statistics, assumptions and biases.
Yusuf Meherally (September 23, 1903 – July 2, 1950) was in the vanguard of India’s struggle for independence. The founder of National Militia and the Bombay Youth League, he played a leading role in peasants’ organisations and trade unions. He was imprisoned eight times during the freedom movement. It was
The socialist freedom fighter was Mumbai’s mayor when the Congress intensified the freedom movement 75 years ago on this day. Who coined the iconic slogan “Quit India”, the rallying cry of a movement for freedom launched this day 75 years ago? Contrary to popular belief, it was not Mohandas
To mark 70 years of Independence and 75 years of the Quit India Movement, The Wire, an Online Journal, spoke to four freedom fighters from Maharashtra, remnants of a vanishing tribe. They recall their experiences of the freedom struggle and express anguish at India’s current political scenario. Watch: Freedom Fighters