90% of India’s e-waste is recycled informally – when will gov’t policy recognise this? – GISWatch 2010 report – by Divya and Osama Manzar

A new report commissioned by the APC written by Osama Manzar and Divya Menon of the Delhi-based Digital Empowerment Foundation takes a critical look at what is being done in the country to manage e-waste. APCNews talked to co-author Divya Menon. electronics is the fastest growing sector in India and are purchased by about 52…

Using cellphones to track public services

Tracking Livelihood Entitlements for Rural Communities is a mobile phone-based initiative to track the efficiency of the government’s public distribution scheme for food, pension schemes and the rural job guarantee scheme. It has helped more than 2,000 families in Orissa’s backward Keonjhar district gain access to the public distribution system and has had an impact…