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boasts one of the most extensive railway systems in the world–the cars, tracks and facilities are often dangerously out of date; it is hard pressed to keep pace with the demands of its booming economy.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

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.

Community Survey

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.

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A Sub-Health Center in Raipur, UP, Remains Non-Functional for over a Decade

 
/ September 9, 2019

Residents of Raipur village, Uttar Pradesh are aloof from health care assistance, as a sub-health center continues to be non-operational for more than twelve years.  Access to health care is a national concern and is correlated with the overall development of the country. In India, there is a huge inequality...

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Jharkhand’s Village Bad Roads Cause Miscarriages

 
/ August 31, 2019

Due to bad road connectivity, ten pregnant women lost their child, on their way to the hospital in Chatatia village, Jharkhand.

Impact Story

How a Video Solved the Road Problems in a Village, in Maharashtra

 
/ August 28, 2019

It took two years, but with the help of a video, regular follow up and with the support of the village authorities, a pakka road was constructed in Chaugaon, Maharashtra.

Impact Story

Drainage System Constructed in Bihar’s Village After the Community’s Appeal by Video

 
/ August 13, 2019

Community Correspondent's video helped in building a drainage system in Bihar’s Nibi village which had stagnant water blocking the roads.