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Nomadic Community Deprived of Access to Safe Water

 
/ May 21, 2018

Women and girls across the world spend 200 million hours every day fetching water; what is worse is that in many cases, this water, often contaminated, only leads to disease.

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Locked and Defunct: How Panchayats Work in Pulwama

 
/ May 18, 2018

Ever since the Panchayati Raj Act was adopted, the panchayat buildings in this Pulwama village are regularly painted and maintained; only to open for elections.

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The Empty Promise of ‘Vikas’ for this Maharashtra Village

 
/ May 7, 2018

Residents of this village on the foothills of the Satpura range are yet to reap the benefits of Narendra Modi’s much touted ‘acche din’.

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Leveraging Technology to End Water Woes in Rajasthan

 
/ May 4, 2018

Community Correspondent Shambhulal Khatik believes that online complaint portals can go a long way in ensuring government accountability and transparency.

World Press Freedom Day: People’s Media Keeps Power in Check

 
/ May 3, 2018

Critiquing the media, Mark Twain said, “There are laws to protect the freedom of the press’ speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.”

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More Toilets, Fewer Dropouts: Video Report Brings Toilets to School

 
/ April 25, 2018

At least 23% girls are out of school by the time they hit puberty, mostly because of the lack of proper toilets in school. Community Correspondent Krupakar Chahande’s video shows how technology can be used to monitor government facilities in school and help lower the figure in the long run.

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Landless Labourers Deprived of Housing Rights

 
/ April 18, 2018

The Centre's housing scheme promises 'housing for all' by 2022. In Maharashtra, the state government has gone one step ahead and declared that they will meet the target by 2019. But this ground report cuts a sorry picture.

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Rural Electrification: The Long Wait for Electricity Supply

 
/ April 4, 2018

As India celebrates its high share in global electricity production, it is important to remember that 51% rural households in its most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, still have no electricity connection.