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In India, programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) span the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Bihar and address a broad spectrum of development issues ranging from cultural revitalisation to education quality, health care to the development of rural areas. These initiatives include 82 schools and educational centres, a 137-bed multi-specialty acute care hospital in Mumbai, a rural support programme that has benefited 400,000 people in four Indian states and the restoration of a World Heritage site in the nation's capital.

Sanitation and Health in India


Sanitation and Health in India

Water supply and sanitation programmes have been central to most AKDN environmental health efforts. Programmes in sanitation and hygiene promotion are particularly important. In the Indian state of Gujarat, for example, a government programme to bring sanitation to all the state’s 18,000 villages features an annual “Nirmal Gram”, or Clean Village, award. More


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Video - Ethical, Effective, Pluralistic: The Aga Khan Academies
24 September 2013 - The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad is part of a global network of schools that produces future leaders, who are ethical, effective and pluralistic.

Video - Humayun's Tomb: Reviving History, Rebuilding Lives
24 September 2013 - The Aga Khan Trust for Culture restored Humayn's Tomb in Delhi, created a city park conserving some 30 monuments, and improved the quality of life of the community living in the the adjacent Nizamuddin Basti.

Humayun’s Tomb Restoration Inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister and Aga Khan
18 September 2013 - The restoration of Humayun’s Tomb was inaugurated on 18 September by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Minister of Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan. The once decaying structure is resplendent in its Mughal finery once again.

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