Tag: West Bengal

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Riverine Erosion Swallows Livelihoods in West Bengal

 
/ November 30, 2017

For the past 16 years, riverine erosion by the Ghargharia river has been eating away at the land in Coochbehar’s Uttar Kaljani village, while the authorities do nothing.

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Bauls in West Bengal Languish due to Government Apathy

 
/ November 27, 2017

Folk musicians whose rustic tunes and lyrics have inspired the likes of Tagore and Dylan suffer as state stops paying their monthly stipend.

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Usha: A New Beginning for Sex Workers

 
/ November 15, 2017

A co-operative bank run for and by sex workers is changing lives across West Bengal.

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No Water for Bengal Tea Garden Despite Repeated Petitions

 
/ September 13, 2017

Some of the richest tea gardens in the country cannot even assure clean drinking water to their employees, the local government is doing nothing either.

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Women die in Childbirth as Hospital lies Vacant in West Bengal

 
/ August 16, 2017

Doctors refuse posting to a small village in a border district of West Bengal even as people suffer due to lack of medical services.

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Without Clean Drinking Water, Village Residents Succumb to Diarrhoea

 
/ August 9, 2017

Village goes without water supply for half a month, residents forced to draw water from nearby BSF camp or consume unsafe pond water. “India got its freedom in 1947, but we have no water even now”, says a visibly angry Ajit Soren, a resident of a West Bengal village. His...

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Only Iron-Contaminated Water for Village at Himalayan Foothills

 
/ August 4, 2017

For three years, this Bengal village has been thirsting. The handpumps spurt harmful, iron-rich water, and there is no pipeline water supply in sight.

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Village gets Ambulance Service Thanks to a Video, a Determined Community and a Willing State

 
/ July 24, 2017

Many risked their lives due to the lack of an affordable ambulance service in a village in West Bengal, but things turned around when Bikash Barman made a video.