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boasts one of the most extensive railway systems in the world–the cars, tracks and facilities are often dangerously out of date; it is hard pressed to keep pace with the demands of its booming economy.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

 
/ October 30, 2017

While the CM boasts that Goa is the richest state in India, the students in a high school in rural Cancona fear that the roof might collapse on their heads.

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Community Comes Together to Repair Broken Village Road

 
/ October 13, 2017

Tired of the apathy of the local authorities who failed to repair a badly damaged road for two decades, village residents in Pisurti took matters into their own hands.

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Despite Burgeoning Malnourishment in Children, Anganwadis Lack Basic Infrastructure

 
/ July 21, 2017

The number of malnourished children under age five in Chhatisgarh has been growing over the last ten years.

Let our love abide: Bismarque Dias

 
/ December 10, 2015

“Be Kind, Live Kind…together we can make a difference.” This video is a tribute to Bismarque Dias, his fiery spirit, and his unending love for his Mother, Goa. In his early days, Bismarque spent his time as a priest inspiring young people across Goa to voice their opinions and concerns....

Village gets electricity after 4 years – Mukesh Rajak reports for IndiaUnheard

 
/ August 20, 2015

Watch the impact of Video Volunteers’ nationwide IndiaUnheard Network : electricity woes and our success in Jharkhand The transformer in Mathurapur has been defunct since 4 years. Residents claim that the officials demand INR 20,000 as a bribe to fix the transformer. 20,000 is a large sum for the small...

A domineering man hides the village handpump | IMPACT

 
/ August 6, 2015

Badasangrah, Madhupur District, Jharkhand | Mukesh Rajak The government has adopted several schemes for distribution of water in rural India. But even after the schemes are implemented the villagers suffer due to acts of people who try and sabotage these facilities. In Badasangrah village there is a handpump which had...

The infrastructural lacuna: What are we building?

 
/ February 26, 2015

An Anganwadi centre in Bihar has been running in a dilapidated state for 7 years. Everyday, children sit besides crumbling walls and under a makeshift roof. The parents’ appeals to the Child Development Program Officer – that the school urgently be rebuilt — have been ignored consistently. These children are...

Village in Bihar stranded by floods, Administration apathetic

 
/ March 7, 2017

Chitauria village in Katihar district of Bihar is flooded with water and surrounded by it from all four sides. Community Correspondent Reena Devi, resident of the same village, reports on the apathetic administration and stranded villagers. CALL TO ACTION: Call the Chief Officer of Katihar district on +91-9431206703 and demand...