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boasts one of the most extensive railway systems in the world–the cars, tracks and facilities are often dangerously out of date; it is hard pressed to keep pace with the demands of its booming economy.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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Health Crisis in Maharashtra’s Lakh Village due to Poor Roads and Sewage System

 
/ May 22, 2019

For over 15 years, no amount of budget allocation on paper is helping the State government to mend the roads in Lakh Village, Maharashtra.

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Goan Villages Boycott Lok Sabha Elections, Say Only Promises, No Development

 
/ May 8, 2019

Bad roads, lack of water and electricity supply pushed these Goans to boycott the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in Marlem

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After Seven Years, a Road Was Constructed in Motigarpur Village, Uttar Pradesh.

 
/ April 24, 2019

In Uttar Pradesh, Motigarpur village’s seven-year woes of bad roads came to an end after a video helped to construct a new road.

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Slum Rehabilitation Authority’s Dream Homes in Chembur, Mumbai Crumbles in no Time.

 
/ March 27, 2019

Under The Slum Rehabilitation Scheme, dwellers were moved to Chembur’s apartment complexes where water is dripping and lacks basic facilities.

Bihar’s Saat Nishchay Yojana Cuts a Sorry Picture

 
/ November 27, 2018

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s pet project, the ‘seven commitments’ towards development, does not reach the state’s most disenfranchised communities.

This West Bengal Village has a Dirt Track for a Road

 
/ November 16, 2018

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.

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38 Years and Counting: A Village Waits for a Road to be Rebuilt

 
/ September 12, 2018

Four decades have passed since waterlogging destroyed the only road out of Inayatpur, but the government has not implemented any rural development scheme to rebuild it yet.

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Two Kilometers From the Seat of the UP Government, a School in Distress

 
/ September 5, 2018

Uttar Pradesh, which has the country’s largest child population, also has the lowest transition rate from primary to upper primary school.