Articles Archive

Jun 23, 2021

Maternal and child health sidelined amidst COVID-19 emergencies

Rural women dependent on public health care system have not been able to access maternal health care services as hospitals’ focus is on overcoming the COVID-19 crisis

Jun 21, 2021

Decentralization to localization: the emerging community–PRI–government compact

As communities rose to fill the lacunae in rural public systems, it is time the potential of the social capital was recognized, and grassroots institutions strengthened for rural transformation

Jun 18, 2021

How coronavirus is changing life in the village

From silent play grounds to schools becoming quarantine centers, COVID-19 has upended village life. For the farmer who feeds the nation, receiving pandemic ration is the most unwelcome change

Jun 16, 2021

When hazards overlap – flood preparedness during pandemic

Planning and preparedness for floods during the pandemic should be tailor-made for regions, as the impact would be different across flood typologies

Jun 14, 2021

Mandatory registering on Co-WIN hampers universal vaccination

Erratic mobile connectivity, digital illiteracy and lack of devices to access the portal have made inclusivity in vaccination impossible in remote villages of Odisha

  • Jun 14, 2021
  • Kalahandi and Malkangiri, Odisha
Jun 11, 2021

Nutritious meals ensure food security of marginalized during lockdown

Distribution of cooked meals sustain vulnerable tribes, the differently-abled and other needy people who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs

Jun 09, 2021

Bihar floods and COVID-19 – Is there a connection?

As available data point to a probable connection between floods and a higher incidence of positive coronavirus cases, the overlap needs to be considered in planning for 2021 monsoon