Tag: maharashtra

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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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Dalit Children Stopped from Singing Song Dedicated to Ambedkar

 
/ April 15, 2018

Though the children’s parents had taken permission from the school authorities, Marathas from the village asked the school to end the Republic Day event early and to not sing the song as it was not 'part of their tradition'.

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Urban Slums: Rebuilding the City of Dreams

 
/ March 12, 2018

The popular image of Mumbai that most of us would conjure up in our minds is the Mumbai of glittering skylines and the one of its kind Sea Link. Mumbai is also known for its urban slums, an image that some of us might conjure up and unfortunately, even romanticise.

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Navi Mumbai Municipal Workers Demand Permanent Employment

 
/ February 19, 2018

Navi Mumbai is believed to be one of Mumbai's best-planned areas, but what about the condition of those who keep the city on its feet? 

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Sardar Sarovar: The Pitfalls of India’s Biggest Development Project

 
/ February 5, 2018

Of the 6.5 crore people displaced by development projects in India over 50 years, less than 20% have been rehabilitated. But here's what happened even after rehabilitation in the case of Sardar Sarovar.

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Ecotourism and Forest Conservation: A Lesson from Maharashtra

 
/ February 2, 2018

In a small village in Maharashtra, a local community turned to ecotourism as its economic mainstay; the results can serve as a model to emulate.

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Village Community Paves Way for Forest Conservation

 
/ January 31, 2018

In parts of Maharashtra, Adivasi communities, aided by NGOs, are coming together to reclaim their community forest rights. Here's one such success story.