Tag: road

Impact : Building The Road To Bhubaneshwar

/ March 21, 2014

As a tribal woman, Nitu Chakhia has spent far too many years of her life struggling for survival in the urban jungle of Bhubaneshwar. Several years of working with her people has convinced her that communities coming together ensures change. Odisha is a state that takes serious interest in its...

Abysmal road condition leaves a 12-year old boy bed-ridden

/ October 4, 2016

Nur Islam, a 12-year old boy from West Bengal is constantly in pain, unable to attend school or play with this friends. But Nur wasn’t always like this. He was a healthy and playful child who loved studying. But a year ago, while crossing the ‘road’ of his village Chaspara...

Bad roads trouble residents of Darjeeling despite sanction of Rs. 96 lakh

/ May 16, 2016

The dilapidated condition of roads in Darjeeling district has disrupted normal life of thousands of people who live Mirik district. The long stretch of 8 km of metal road is considered a vital one for thousands of commuters who live between Katari banbasti and Belgacchi tea garden. Thousands of villagers...

Apparently, this is a ‘Road’ in West Bengal

/ March 23, 2016

Potholes are an everyday occurrence on Indian roads – big or small in most cities and villages. In big cities, when one finds such stretches of road travelers take an alternative route but what if there are no alternative routes? For 11,000 inhabitants of a village called Nagrakata in West...

Uprooting a slum for corporate convenience

/ January 16, 2015

January 16; Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh A slum near Minto Park in Allahabad is being uprooted and its residents disposed, Community Correspondent Ajeet Bahadur reports on the political and corporate motivations driving this move.

Waterlogged roads breeding diseases

/ November 24, 2014

Our VV-PACS community correspondent Navita Devi reports from Musapur village, in Katihar district of Bihar, on the bad condition of the roads. The roads in this neglected part of the village have not been laid properly and get waterlogged during rains. The clogged water, then, enters the houses and compounds....

Road flooded by Neglect

/ June 20, 2014

The road in Karando village is in disrepair.  When it rains it is treacherous to cross due to the potholes.  There are no bridges constructed to help residents cross the many rivers.  Dasiya Devi a resident explains, “When the rivers and streams are full, no doctors come to this village. ...

Elusive Amenities

/ March 20, 2014

“We have to travel 5 km on this road to get to the hospital, that too carrying the cycle on our shoulders because it cannot be used on this road. My child has severe fever and we have already traveled 5km like this. It just gets worse and worse day...