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Health Workers Asserting their Rights Intimidated, Threatened by the Police

 
/ October 10, 2018

Police cracks down on demonstrating health workers in Bhopal, illegally detaining them; the workers are fighting for better pay and working conditions.

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Proposed Port Development in Goa Threatens to Wipe out Fishing Communities

 
/ October 3, 2018

Sagarmala, a project designed to modernise India’s ports, threatens to wipe out the livelihoods of fisherfolk in Goa.

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India’s Rural Health Activists: Not Volunteers, But Workers With Labour Rights

 
/ September 7, 2018

ASHA workers from 21 districts of Madhya Pradesh are demanding standardised wages, better working conditions and representation in leadership and movements.

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Indian Government is Failing its Nutrition and Healthcare Crusaders

 
/ August 24, 2018

Anganwadi workers across the country have been protesting for higher pay but the government fails to realise their importance in eradicating malnutrition.

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Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking

 
/ July 30, 2018

Tea gardens that once brewed the world-famous Darjeeling tea have now become a hotbed for trafficking, owing to the undermining of labour rights and rising deprivation.

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Delayed Payments Dampen Health Workers’ Motivation

 
/ May 16, 2018

Frontline health workers, especially ASHA workers, literally spell hope for millions in rural India, but the government does little to keep them incentivised.

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Labour Day: The Invisible and Dispensable Lives behind Swachh Bharat

 
/ May 1, 2018

Sanitation workers often resort to consuming alcohol to become numb to the stench of drains. All they get in return? Delayed wages and stigma. Reena Ramteke reports on the scenes behind Swachh Bharat hoardings and songs.

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India’s Stone Quarries are Sounding the Death Knell for Their Workers

 
/ March 23, 2018

Tuberculosis and Silicosis are killing innumerous stone quarry and mine workers in the country; both private companies and the government are flouting the law and not taking adequate preventive measures or providing compensation.