Uttarakhand Village Gets Little Relief for Big Losses

In September 2010, Uttarakhand bore the brunt of torrential rains which resulted in a massive landslide causing much destruction across the state. Bageshwar district was the most affected area. Many villagers lost their homes and livelihood. The very rhythm of their lives has been altered forever, but even after two years, there has been little attempt at little relief or compensation from the administration.

In the village of Mathuroan 17 Dalit families affected by the landslide have received a paltry amount of one thousand rupees and a mere 20 days ration as relief. Villagers are staying under leaking roofs and in cowsheds. Conditions are miserable. They barely have enough to eat.

Some villagers have tried to file a complaint with the Chief Minister and concerned authorities. Their only demand is for a decent compensation that would give them a chance to repair their houses,feed two decent meals a day to their families and resume their suspended lives.

The Student Teacher Ratio and School Area needs improvement

 
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In this video of UPS Manwan Awoora school, Kupwara, Kashmir, the community correspondent Pir Azhar shows us that there are nine classes for 250 students, and due to lack of space, the lower primary classes are held outside in the open. Also the school has only 7 teachers. 

The Sinking Houseboats of Kashmir

 
/ November 23, 2022

Houseboats are a major tourist attraction in Kashmir. History says that this tradition started in the 1800s and since then it has created a unique heritage in the tourism industry.

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