25 Years & Three generations Late: Rehabilitation Eludes Them

/ September 13, 2016

Anandrao Bendukle, 81, had been embroiled in a battle for rehabilitation for the past 20 years against the state. His agricultural land was submerged while making the Kashyapi Dam along river Godavari. In 1997, when the lands of Kashyapnagar, Dhondegaon, Devargaon and other regions in Nashik district where acquired, the Maharashtra...

West Bengal Health Centre running in a rented room

/ September 12, 2016

The Dumadi Sub-health centre of Khayramari Panchayat, Murshidabad district  in West Bengal operated from a small, rented room. Jayanti Sarkar, the Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) of the centre reveals that they cater to over 7,000 patients of the region sans electricity, water facilties or proper waste disposal. “We had approached the Block Health Officer....

Good Samartians collect 1500 million litres of Water for Drought-stricken District

/ September 9, 2016

This summer, water woes of a far-flung rural district in the Indian state of Maharashtra found an unlikely supporter in the megacity Mumbai. A group of 20 citizens from Mumbai, aka the financial capital of India, reached out to the drought-stricken district of Marathwada. While Marathwada was rationing its water, Mumbai...