A member of the West Bengal Transgender Welfare Board, Ranjita Sinha has been working towards fighting prejudice and ensuring trans rights for the last decade.
Over six decades since they were displaced by the construction of the Massanjore Dam, 500 families continue to fight for compensation and rehabilitation.
North Bengal suffers from an acute water shortage and from water contamination but both the government and the tea industry have been slow to act.
West Bengal accounts for the highest number of reported trafficking cases in the country, yet victims often suffer further due to police inaction.
The Dooars are known to be human animal conflict zones; infrastructure development, illegal mining and land fragmentation are only adding to the problem.
A woman living with 90 percent disability in West Bengal waits for her pension of a thousand rupees a month, while the administration shuts its doors on her and her husband.
Four decades have passed since waterlogging destroyed the only road out of Inayatpur, but the government has not implemented any rural development scheme to rebuild it yet.