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boasts one of the most extensive railway systems in the world–the cars, tracks and facilities are often dangerously out of date; it is hard pressed to keep pace with the demands of its booming economy.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

Rural Roads: Bengal Government Fails to Keep Poll Promises

 
/ March 30, 2018

A 4 kilometer long road connecting at least five villages lies broken for four years, despite state-level budget of 3962 crores being allocated for maintaining roads.

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Urban Slums: Rebuilding the City of Dreams

 
/ March 12, 2018

The popular image of Mumbai that most of us would conjure up in our minds is the Mumbai of glittering skylines and the one of its kind Sea Link. Mumbai is also known for its urban slums, an image that some of us might conjure up and unfortunately, even romanticise.

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Road Woes Leave Village Residents Stranded

 
/ December 27, 2017

600 residents in Malda, West Bengal have been facing problems for a decade due to water logging and unmetalled roads in their village.

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Public Health in Jharkhand: One Crumbling Health Centre for 8000 People

 
/ November 3, 2017

Reports on maternal and child deaths come in from different parts of the country everyday: no surprise given that the public health infrastructure is in shambles.

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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.

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...