Crumbling Infrastructure

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India is more connected than ever before. Mobile towers, internet lines and television poles stretch from one end of the country to the other. Yet underneath these growing technological networks, much of India’s rickety infrastructure is in desperate need of attention. Broken roads prevent goods from being transported to market. India’s power grid is frightfully overburdened, especially in densely populated urban areas. Cities are often better off than rural areas, where sagging infrastructure prohibits free economic development. Water lines and sewage leakage create severe pubic health dangers. And while India boasts one of the most extensive railway systems in the world–the cars, tracks and facilities are often dangerously out of date; it is hard pressed to keep pace with the demands of its booming economy. In this section, IndiaUnheard Community Correspondents report on infrastructure.

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People in Bastar rallying for a Railway line in the Region 

 
/ May 13, 2022

They have been demanding a railway line for passengers for the last 50 years. The Bastar Chambers of Commerce and Industries are also a part of this agitation, together with various local organisations and citizens.

Impact Story

Wooden Bridge in North 24 PGS Costing Patients their Lives

 
/ April 28, 2022

This Bridge can accommodate only pedestrians and two wheelers, it is in such a bad condition that it can’t take the weight of motor cars, or any four wheelers.

Impact Story

IMPACT | Village in Goa Gets Road After News of Elections Boycott Made Headlines

 
/ March 4, 2022

Villagers of this South Goa village finally have an all-weather road.

‘No Road, No Vote’: Villagers Boycott Uttar Pradesh State Elections

 
/ February 28, 2022

Residents of Pathrai village in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh have decided to not vote if a road is not constructed.

Community Survey

Amid COVID-19 Second Wave, How are India’s Rural Areas Faring?

 
/ May 24, 2021

We may never truly know the extent of deaths and infections in rural India, where 70 percent of our people live.

Migrant Labourers Quarantined Without Any Facilities in Madhya Pradesh

 
/ May 20, 2021

No food, water, bed or toilet is available at the quarantine centre.

Bihar Villagers Make-Do With Bamboo Bridges As No Concrete Crossing In This Flood-Prone Village

 
/ March 19, 2021

Five months since the new state government has been sworn in but nothing has changed.

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Fed Up Villagers Boycott Voting in #BiharElections2020

 
/ October 29, 2020

Bihar villagers were promised drainage and roads in the last state polls. It remains an unfulfilled promise elections after elections.