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This West Bengal Village has a Dirt Track for a Road
Khairamari village in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district has never had a road, except a dirt track that the government cleared out 20 years ago.
Waiting for the Pittance that is the Disability Pension
A woman living with 90 percent disability in West Bengal waits for her pension of a thousand rupees a month, while the administration shuts its doors on her and her husband.
Married at Thirteen: How the State Failed a Teenager in Rural Bengal
Conditional Cash Transfer schemes are not enough when powerful patriarchal norms make it acceptable to marry off a child instead of investing in her education
West Bengal Health Centre running in a rented room
The Dumadi Sub-health centre of Khayramari Panchayat, Murshidabad district in West Bengal operated from a small, rented room. Jayanti Sarkar, the Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) of the centre reveals that they cater to over 7,000 patients of the region sans electricity, water facilties or proper waste disposal. “We had approached the Block Health Officer....
Pregnant women of Jharkhand village walk 16 kms for check-up and delivery
Mahamuda Bibi writhes in pain from the labour contractions that have started, but she has to stay strong till she reaches the hospital. However, unlike most urban women, who are driven there in an ambulance, or a vehicle, Mahamuda will have to walk 16 km from her village, Faridpur Pakurdiar...
Arsenic Poisoning goes unchecked for 25 years in Murshidabad, West Bengal
50 people have been affected by drinking arsenic-contaminated water since 1990. 6 people have already died this year. How much longer will the government wait to provide something as basic as clean drinking water? In Chamtepara, Khaymari village of Jalangi block in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, people have been...