Republic Day is an ideal occasion to celebrate rural India’s positive progress. VillageSquare recollects how communities used the lockdown productively, despite difficulties and loss of livelihoods.
Faced with recurring problems of poverty and famine, tribal people in underdeveloped Kalahandi district avoid seeking treatment for sicknesses, allowing nature take its course
Rural women are so conditioned about gender roles and norms because of deep-rooted patriarchy that a nonconformist faces questions about her decisions
Unable to access loans in financial institutions for livelihood, rural workers borrow money from informal credit sources; it leads to a never-ending cycle of debts