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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...

Since 10 years, “Anganwadi still under Construction”

/ May 20, 2016

“It is very difficult for them to eat, play and store their belongings.” This is the story of 30 children who are denied quality space due to an Anganwardi building left half incomplete for 10 years in Simra village of Jharkhand. Ten years ago, the construction of this Anganwadi building...

NREGA- The failing lifeline of Rural Employment

/ May 2, 2016

“Give us work and we will work”. “They give the work to contractors and we all just sit here.” “I have worked for 27-28 days but haven’t yet received my wages.” “If we have received NREGA wages on time, we could have gotten the treatment.” NREGA has been the world’s...

450 people cheated of Rehabilitation benefits

/ April 18, 2016

Fifty-four families of Amlali village of Barwani in Madhya Pradesh were rehabilitated in 2011. But none of these families have been given basic facilities to ensure that they can live in comfort. These settlements have been made along hills where water can enter the houses in times of rain. There...