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Swachh Bharat Mission fails 500 families in Uttar Pradesh

 
/ May 22, 2017

Are these 500 families in Uttar Pradesh village, an exception or is it part of a trend indicating improper implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission? “Advertisements promoting the Swachh Bharat Mission are all over the television. The government is shouting from rooftops that toilets will be built. But it’s all...

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Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana – A welfare scheme or scam?

 
/ May 17, 2017

More than 1800 women of Jamui district, Bihar have not yet received their entitlement under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana, since September 2013.

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A Dilapidated School and the Precarious Future of its Students

 
/ May 10, 2017

Since the past five years, the dilapidated school in Chhattisgarh, is on the verge of collapse, posing a threat to students’ lives. But the neglect continues.

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The Green Guardians of Goa: A Citizens’ Movement Against a Brewery

 
/ May 8, 2017

In a tiny village in South Goa, people have come forward to protect the environment when the government is bending backwards to accommodate corporate interests.

A Visit inside Kashmir’s First Cashless Village

 
/ February 16, 2017

  Lanura Budgam village is located at a distance of 24 Kms from Srinagar city. The village was declared to be the first ‘cashless’ village by J&K Government on 18 December 2016. The declaration of Lanura being a cashless village stunned local villagers. The village lacks basic facilities, like electricity...

Will Floating Casinos Affect the Elections Race in Goa?

 
/ February 3, 2017

Goa goes to the polls on Saturday, with the BJP, the Congress and debutant AAP locked in a three-way battle. Although opinion polls have suggested a clear majority for the BJP, the issue of off-shore casinos just might turn out to be a spoiler. When the saffron party came to...

Veterinary Hospital without a Doctor

 
/ September 9, 2016

Veterinary Hospital without a Doctor! It has been one year since a veterinary hospital has been constructed in Madhya Pradesh. Despite doctors being posted for the job, this vacancy is not being filled. As a result, the residents of the area are not being able to get proper treatment for...

Victims of waterless taps and Neglect

 
/ May 22, 2016

“Our clothes become red and dirty.There’s much iron in the water. We fall sick often.” These woes of Shephali Das echoes the daily plight of almost hundred others from her community. Five years ago, a reservoir was built, pipeline laid and taps installed. But still, hundreds of residents of Banchukamari...