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September 25, 2017

Amrita University’s research center AMMACHI Labs is committed to innovations that will help make proper sanitation possible for all Indians. The center has now developed a new mould-based technique for toilet construction that makes constructing toilets easy, efficient and economically viable.

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September 8, 2017

In the state of Rajasthan in North India is a tiny village named Harirampura. Composed of only 55 households, this village was formerly the hamlet of a larger village Sankda. When Embracing the World’s Amrita SeRVe (Self Reliant Village) project team started working in this village, it focused first on improving access to quality education for the village children.

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June 17, 2017

At the recent 4th World Landslide Forum in Slovenia, the International Programme on Landslides (IPL) awarded this title as global recognition for Amrita University’s significant contribution towards landslide risk reduction because Amrita University has successfully deployed the world’s first wireless sensor network system for detection and early warning of landslides.

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April 18, 2017

Our own self-reliant village initiative, Amrita SeRVe is now working with disadvantaged rural communities in 21 states of India. After our volunteers started empowering a small village in Bihar, the changes were remarkable.

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February 6, 2017

Our own Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center (Amrita Hospital) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kathmandu-based Association of Non-Government Hospitals (ANGHOS) to establish telemedicine centers linking seven ANGHOS-member hospitals in Nepal with Amrita’s medical experts in India.

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January 29, 2017

Amrita SeRVe’s new reusable cloth sanitary napkin received the Most Innovative Product Award at the annual product expo of the National Institute of Rural Development. The product was developed as an affordable, sustainable alternative to the modern sanitary napkin, which is 90% plastic. Beyond sustainability, our product has the potential to significantly improve the health of women across India.

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January 16, 2017

From December 3 -12, 2016, our team worked with the local population in Burkina Faso performing 219 sight giving cataract surgeries free of charge.

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December 29, 2016

Water begins to flow again in a dried-up village in Tamil Nadu: Our volunteers help local farmers do their part to ensure food security and secure their own economic future.

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December 23, 2016

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications (RAHA) 2016 was intended to provide a forum for scientists, engineers, field workers and policymakers to discuss current research and exchange technical ideas that advance global humanitarian action.

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December 17, 2016

On October 30, the United Nations officially established India’s first-ever UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Chair on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment at our own Amrita University.

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