Tag: West Bengal

Rural Roads: Bengal Government Fails to Keep Poll Promises

 
/ March 30, 2018

A 4 kilometer long road connecting at least five villages lies broken for four years, despite state-level budget of 3962 crores being allocated for maintaining roads.

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Community Health Workers Play a Major Role in Lowering Maternal Mortality

 
/ March 2, 2018

Health workers in West Bengal are counseling and motivating men to undergo vasectomies, and addressing the social determinants of health like gender dynamics and conditions of living.

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Communities Come Together to Ensure Better Maternal Health

 
/ February 12, 2018

Despite the government’s promises, lack of infrastructure and problems of access endanger maternal health across rural India. Communities are stepping in and holding the system accountable.

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National Girl Child Day: Why Should Girls Embody Family Honour?

 
/ January 24, 2018

The belief that girls and women embody a family's honour is quite universal even today. Here's how the belief is being challenged, in homes, in public spaces and in the online world.

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Road Woes Leave Village Residents Stranded

 
/ December 27, 2017

600 residents in Malda, West Bengal have been facing problems for a decade due to water logging and unmetalled roads in their village.

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When Traditional Art Forms Become the Key to Poverty Eradication

 
/ December 25, 2017

Banglanatak is showing the world how folk art forms can revivify communities and sustain them.

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When Doctors Don’t Care About Consent

 
/ December 22, 2017

In a rural government hospital in West Bengal, women are not even informed that intrauterine contraceptive devices have been inserted into their bodies.

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Trafficked at 11, Pregnant Teen Comes Home to Police Inaction

 
/ December 8, 2017

For nine long years that Nagma was missing, the police took no action to trace her and is doing little now to punish her traffickers.