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boasts one of the most extensive railway systems in the world–the cars, tracks and facilities are often dangerously out of date; it is hard pressed to keep pace with the demands of its booming economy.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.

Displaced locals request for rehabilitation and compensation

 
/ September 28, 2022

The dam at Kothida, Bharud Pura, Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh took just a year to get a crack. More than 11 surrounding villages are at risk now due to this leakage and residents are asked to vacate the area.

Citizens troubled by broken bridge

 
/ August 22, 2022

Around 2000 people use this main road and the bridge on a daily basis. Please share this video and let’s stand with the villagers in their demand for repairing the bridge.

Panchayat Office in Crumbling Condition, Chattisgarh

 
/ June 23, 2022

In this video, you can see that the Gram Panchayat office in Barbaspur village of Balod district has been in a dilapidated condition for 10 years, in Chattisgarh.

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Poor Road Connect and Missing Bridges Keeping Indian Villages Away from Mainstream Development 

 
/ June 14, 2022

During the monsoons, few interviewees in this video mentioned that the makeshift bridges break, and they have to either repair the bridge in heavy monsoon or a detour which takes considerable time and resources. 

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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.

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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.

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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.