The newsletter provides details of the PRAGATI project conducted. The PRAGATI project conducted mason training on Earthquake Resistant Building Construction Techniques for urban masons of Changunarayan and Sankharapur Municipality. The training comprised 23 local masons among whom 9 were women in Changunarayan and 20 masons (six women) in Sankharapur Municipality. It was based on the Department of Urban Development & Building Construction (DUDBC)’s seven-day curriculum and a day-long interlock block technology as an alternative building technique. The training helped enhance the capacity of these masons to implement earthquake-resistant technology in their upcoming construction works.