Bengaluru PHCs paralyzed over staff shortage

The primary health centres in Bengaluru await long-standing upgrade in infrastructure and technology. Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in different areas of the city struggle due to shortage of doctors, nurses, and health workers. Obsolete infrastructure, limited medical equipment and primitive technology add to the woes of the PHCs. The State Government, in 2019, had announced […]

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How Covid ruined IAS dreams of rural India

Many Civil Service Examination (CSE) coaching institutes have witnessed a more than 50 percent drop in student enrollment. MS Tomar owns a paying guest (PG) accommodation in the Mukherjee Nagar area of New Delhi. His property is among dozens of other PG accommodations that are dotted across the map of the north Delhi neighbourhood. He […]

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Fewer people seek MNREGA benefits

Most job cards in K. Gollahalli village in Southern Bengaluru are inactive, with few being employed in 2020-21, shows this year’s government data. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme sees very few applications and even fewer job cards collected by applicants, said Shiv Kumar, a data operator at K. Gollahalli gram […]

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Poor wait in vain for housing under Basava Vasati Yojana

Basava Vasati Yojana remains dormant since 2019. People below the poverty line are waiting for the promised houses. No houses have been constructed since 2019 under the Basava Vasati Yojana. People below the poverty line continue to wait for allotments. The last list of targets set by the Government to build houses was from 2018-19. […]

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Shifting from Jowar to cash crops

Low profits earned from jowar or sorghum cultivation leads to farmers shifting to commercial crops. By Archita Chakraborty February 25, 2020 | Shahapur Jowar production in Shahapur has dropped by 50 percent over a decade as farmers are shifting towards commercial crops and paddy. Commercial crops (or cash crops) are crops grown mainly for profit. […]

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Dream of a pucca house-still a dream?

In Shahpur taluk, the benefits under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna- Grahmin (PMAY-G) cannot be accessed by everyone By Archita Chakraborty People in the villages of Shahpur are unable to avail the benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna-Gramin (PMAY-G) as they are not getting the allotted money to build their houses. Shahpur taluk has a […]

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Mudhol Taluk drowning in drainage water

Due to poor drainage system in Mudhol taluk, people there struggle to avoid getting stuck in drainage water.  Even the municipal office is not spared during heavy rains. Vivek Madhu The drainage system of Mudhol becomes useless when the monsoon arrives.  The drainage water directly enters school and office premises once it starts raining. The […]

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Women’s education doesn’t assure income in Sagar

Lack of paid formal jobs for rural women educated up to secondary school level has lead to an increase in unemployment rates. Yashasvini Razdan Women in Sagar village, who have studied till the secondary school level and have skills suitable for non-agricultural, non-labour work are unemployed as there are very few paid, formal jobs available […]

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