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Communities Come Together to Ensure Better Maternal Health

 
/ February 12, 2018

Despite the government’s promises, lack of infrastructure and problems of access endanger maternal health across rural India. Communities are stepping in and holding the system accountable.

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Inside Jharkhand: A Tale of Two Hospitals

 
/ February 7, 2018

At 167 deaths for every one lakh live births, India’s maternal mortality rate is still much higher than the Sustainable Development Goals target of 70. How can government hospitals help change the figure?

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Sardar Sarovar: The Pitfalls of India’s Biggest Development Project

 
/ February 5, 2018

Of the 6.5 crore people displaced by development projects in India over 50 years, less than 20% have been rehabilitated. But here's what happened even after rehabilitation in the case of Sardar Sarovar.

Dams and Irrigation Projects in India: Whose Development is it?

 
/ February 2, 2018

Big dams in India stand for the state’s hubris and arrogance. The Lower Suktel Irrigation Project in Odisha is one such dam.

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Village Community Paves Way for Forest Conservation

 
/ January 31, 2018

In parts of Maharashtra, tribal communities, aided by NGOs, are coming together to reclaim their community forest rights. Here's one such success story.

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Caste Panchayats and Constitutional Rights

 
/ January 26, 2018

69 years ago, the Constitution of India was adopted, granting us rights and freedoms, and becoming the basis for a life of dignity. But did the law translate to social justice?

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National Girl Child Day: Why Should Girls Embody Family Honour?

 
/ January 24, 2018

The belief that girls and women embody a family's honour is quite universal even today. Here's how the belief is being challenged, in homes, in public spaces and in the online world.

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Sardar Sarovar Project: The Tyranny of Forced Evictions

 
/ January 23, 2018

A farming community, threatened to be submerged by the Sardar Sarovar, is being forcefully evicted to relocate to a rocky piece of land. How will they rebuild their lives and livelihoods?