Reportage

February 19, 2020

Village wells receding into people’s memories. A major water crisis lies ahead?

Many decades back, wells were not only the chief source of drinking water and irrigation but also a part of villagers’ culture and tradition. However, depleting groundwater level is changing all that

Chandrakant Mishra
February 19, 2020

There has been a dearth of civil society action in promoting responsible citizenship

Many tribals who struggle for their rights are the perpetrators of injustices within their homes. I wonder if we, as nonprofits, should stay passive of social ills or should we try to correct them?

Sanjiv Phansalkar
February 19, 2020

For Adivasi communities, dance is much more than just an art form

While dance is an essential part of Adivasi culture and rituals, it is also a reflection of their worldview and deep attachment with nature, and underlines the importance they give to collectivism

Abhay Xaxa
February 19, 2020

“Poison her. How will we, poor people, fight her case?” said father of the girl who was raped

The minor, who is hearing and speech impaired, was raped by her relative. She became pregnant and is now a mother. The incident has scarred her for life. She is now kept in confinement and faces social censure for becoming an unwed mother. What’s worse? Her own father wanted her dead

Neetu Singh
February 18, 2020

Rs 7,347 crore: That’s the amount sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh owe farmers

This amount is pending despite the fact that the government in Uttar Pradesh has made a provision that the farmers should be paid within 14 days

Mithilesh Dhar Dubey
February 18, 2020

This father was advised to marry his minor daughter off to one of her gang rape accused

His minor daughter was abducted and gang raped for three days. He struggled to get the FIR lodged. Meanwhile, there was immense pressure on him to marry his daughter off to one of the offenders. On top of it, the girl’s family isn’t even aware that they are supposed to get a compensation

Neetu Singh
February 17, 2020

The future of those studying in private Ayurvedic colleges in Uttarakhand is in a fix

Many students have taken a loan to pay their fees, which has gone up from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2 lakh. They are demanding that the increased fees be rolled back as per the high court order. But the colleges have not just filed a review petition against the order, they are also threatening these students

englishteam
February 17, 2020

The existing schemes to combat malnutrition in India are not sufficient for tribals in Bastar

Common factors like poverty and lack of awareness do exist, but there are many other reasons that are specific to the region and have to be handled with a multidimensional approach

englishteam
February 15, 2020

Mudra Yojana: It’s an easy loan scheme, but it’s not easy to get loans under this scheme

In response to an RTI in 2018, the Ministry of Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises had revealed more than 90% of the loans are of Rs 50,000 or less. Only 1.45% got loans of more than Rs 5 lakh

englishteam
February 14, 2020

Central government’s move to privatise district hospitals spells disaster for India’s poor

The disastrous implications will be felt by the poor, women, and Adivasi, dalit and rural communities . At a global level, India may fail miserably on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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