Articles Archive

Feb 03, 2017

Budget has prepared ground for states to usher in transformation

Finance Minster Arun Jaitley has paved way for making significant transformation of rural areas a reachable dream. It is now up to the states to get their acts together and not fritter away the substantial allocations for agriculture and rural development

Feb 01, 2017

Bariyarpur farmers paying heavy price for Gopalganj-Bettiah bridge

Victims of ill-planned infrastructure development, villagers in this Paschim Champaran village are now forced to migrate because prime agricultural land has turned infertile. Flooding in parts of the village has increased as well, they say

Jan 30, 2017

Remote village in Karbi Anglong sets cleanliness benchmark

The young people of Shikdamakha in Assam didn’t wait for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to set standards in sanitation, which has today resulted in the village being one of the cleanest in the entire country

Jan 27, 2017

Arsenic contamination in groundwater killing villagers in Ballia

High levels of arsenic in the water supply is afflicting many villages in eastern Uttar Pradesh but the government hasn’t been able to design and implement any program to contain the menace

Jan 25, 2017

Women are still considered beasts of burden in rural India

Women carrying enormous head loads remain a common sight in large swathes of the country, indicative of our gender insensitivity and skewed priorities

Jan 23, 2017

Musahars in Bihar struggle to educate their children

Derided as eaters of rats, a large number of Mushahars in Bihar villages see education of their children as the only way out of the oppression they face daily but the going is still tough

Jan 20, 2017

Damage to Kashmiri handicrafts is affecting livelihoods

Sales of handmade Kashmiri carpets and shawls, which are the most profitable proportion of the valley’s once-thriving handicrafts industry, have declined drastically as machine-made products flood the market