Tag: West Bengal

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38 Years and Counting: A Village Waits for a Road to be Rebuilt

 
/ September 12, 2018

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.

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Waiting for the Promised Pucca House

 
/ August 17, 2018

A family of five living below poverty line in West Bengal has been hoping that their votes will get them a pucca house. Will their fate change with elections next year?

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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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Corruption Plagues the World’s Largest Employment Guarantee Scheme

 
/ June 25, 2018

The Cooch Behar district administration has been felicitated for their commendable MNREGA work, but workers’ rights find no place in the celebration.

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Community School Strives to Keep Native Language Alive

 
/ June 18, 2018

In the tea gardens of West Bengal, an Adivasi community school is taking the first steps to preserve its native language amidst political and cultural turmoil.

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Women Drive Change in West Bengal, Literally

 
/ June 8, 2018

Taking the stereotype that women cannot drive and turning it on its head, meet this group of 78 women autorickshaws who will not be stopped.

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Health-Worker’s Appointment Boosts Maternal Health in Bengal Village

 
/ May 23, 2018

The appointment of an ASHA worker in Madhupur village is helping the community, especially women, make informed decisions about healthcare. Here’s how the village got an ASHA worker.