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Noida Authority General Manager Rajeev Tyagi said the authority is focussing on raising awareness among the people for proper disposal of waste and recycling of plastic wherever possible.(ANI image)

India’s largest ‘charkha’ made of waste plastic inaugurated in Noida

By Press Trust of India | Noida (UP)
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 09:27 PM IST
Irani, the Women and Child Development minister, also inaugurated a ‘Pink Toilet’ in Sector 39 and flagged off 15 garbage collection vehicles.
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Gandhi argued for an India of household production for local consumption.
Gandhi argued for an India of household production for local consumption.

A hyperlocal economic plan

By Niranjan Rajadhyaksha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 11:07 AM IST
The political consensus was that a newly independent India needed to rapidly industrialise if it was to hold its own in the world. Instead, Mahatma Gandhi offered a radically different economic path: one of local consumption; one where the charkha liberated Indians from poverty.
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Tulsi Mehar Shrestha with Jawaharlal Nehru, Nepal.(by special arrangement)
Tulsi Mehar Shrestha with Jawaharlal Nehru, Nepal.(by special arrangement)

The Gandhian who brought the charkha to Nepal

By Manjeev Singh Puri | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Shrestha was born in Kathmandu in 1896. From an early age, he showed signs of being a social reformer. He became one of the leaders of the Satyacharan Malami Guthi that worked to end outdated death related rites and rituals in Nepal.
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The study conducted by the Brain Behaviour Research Foundation Of India (BBRFI) here analysed the relevance of charkha (spinning wheel) among children and youth in the society.
The study conducted by the Brain Behaviour Research Foundation Of India (BBRFI) here analysed the relevance of charkha (spinning wheel) among children and youth in the society.

Spinning charkha may have positive effect on mental health

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 01:42 PM IST
According to the research conducted for over a month on 30 individuals, 10 to 18 years of age, spinning a charkha everyday had positive and soothing effects on the participants.
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