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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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Discovery Documentary on Humayun's Tomb in Delhi to Be Aired in India Starting 27 July 2015
21 July 2015 - A new documentary, entitled "Revealed: Humayun’s Tomb", on the Aga Khan Trust for Culture's restoration of Humayun's Tomb in Delhi, will be aired on the Discovery Channel in India starting on the 27th of July 2015.

Batashewala Mughal Garden Complex in Delhi Restored
22 April 2015 - The restoration of the 11-acre “Batashewala complex” – undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India – was marked on the 18th of April.

Aga Khan Foundation Improves Infant Feeding and Nutrition Practices among 400,000 Mothers in Rural Bihar
23 April 2015 - For the past three years, the Aga Khan Foundation (India) and its partners have worked with 400,000 mothers from marginalised communities in rural Bihar, significantly improving infant and young child feeding practices.

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