The residents of Nagepur were jubilant when their village was adopted by the PM under the Adarsh Gram Yojana. Two years on, little progress has been made.
55 percent of persons with disabilities in Bihar do not have disability certificates, and the reasons range from tedious processes to stigma and apathy.
While the government blows its own trumpet claiming rural electrification milestones, the case of Brahampuri, makes one question the quality of such public amenities.
Lanura and Manzigam were the first villages in Kashmir to go ‘cashless’, but they don’t even have efficient roads, electricity and water supply, nevermind internet connection.
More than three years after the Prime Minister asked each Member of Parliament to adopt one village and eventually more, has the plan really worked?
The Forest Rights Act entitles Adivasi and forest-dwelling communities to both individual and community land ownership, but the process, mostly, is a long-winding one.