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Why Farmer Suicides Continue in Uttar Pradesh

 
/ December 7, 2018

Despite Uttar Pradesh government’s loan waiver scheme, a farmer eligible for the scheme remains trapped in a debt-cycle.

The Cruel Reality of Resettlement and Rehabilitation in India

 
/ November 23, 2018

In the wake of heavy rainfall 2005, this village in Maharashtra was washed away; its 2000 odd residents wait for rehabilitation to this day.

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The Ground Realities of an ‘Ideal Village’ in Bihar’s State Capital

 
/ September 17, 2018

Despite being adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Sonmai is a village deprived of economic opportunities, education facilities, public infrastructure and even food security.

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Adarsh Gram Yojana: Inside PM Modi’s Ideal Village

 
/ August 13, 2018

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.

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The Ordeal of Getting a Disability Certificate in Rural India

 
/ July 20, 2018

55 percent of persons with disabilities in Bihar do not have disability certificates, and the reasons range from tedious processes to stigma and apathy.

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Bamboo Poles As Electricity Poles in this Bihar Village

 
/ July 4, 2018

While the government blows its own trumpet claiming rural electrification milestones, the case of Brahampuri, makes one question the quality of such public amenities.

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Living with Food Insecurity in Uttar Pradesh

 
/ July 2, 2018

Many residents of Shivpuri village in Uttar Pradesh are living in vulnerability without the food security that comes with having a ration card.

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First Stop Education Matters

 
/ June 11, 2018

This anganwadi in Chhattisgarh’s Bhurbaspani village in Kawardha was built in 2000, but in 2018, it is still functioning without even a building.