It took 4 years of constant follow up of Community Correspondent (CC) Basharat Amin with the Electricity Department to install the high-tension electric wires from makeshift poles to proper ones in Manloo area of Shopian District, Kashmir.
Doban is a backward area, 40 kilometres from district headquarters, situated in Lolab Valley. They do not have any hospitals or schools here and hardly any other source of livelihood than rearing cattle.
The above video is from Shopian, about the death of a 26 year old youth, drowned in the river while carrying Rice and Corn on his back, is heartbreaking.
With lives and livelihoods crippled by the Second Wave, vulnerable communities toil on looking for a better future.
Dissent in Democracy: Community Correspondents Discuss the State of the Country on Gandhi’s Birthday
In recent times, there has been a clampdown on voices of dissent in India. On Gandhi Jayanti, correspondents shared their experiences reporting about issues that may ruffle feathers, and decided that Gandhi would have approved.
Illegal sand-mining in a tributary of Jhelum poses long term threat not just for the environment but for south Kashmir's sustainability.
If Jammu and Kashmir is remote and disconnected, wait till you read about Kashmir's Gurez valley.