Tag: West Bengal

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Human Elephant Conflict on the Rise while Families Await Compensation

 
/ October 5, 2018

The Dooars are known to be human animal conflict zones; infrastructure development, illegal mining and land fragmentation are only adding to the problem.

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Waiting for the Pittance that is the Disability Pension

 
/ September 21, 2018

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.

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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.