Sindagi suffers from lack of doctors

The government hospital, PHCs and sub-centres of Sindagi taluk deprive of specialised doctors and medical staff.  By Manasvi Gupta Samshed Begum Mullah of Ganihar village in Sindagi had to undergo her surgery in another district after suffering from a heart attack because of unavailability of doctors in her taluk. Sindagi has 76.82 per cent vacancy […]

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Insufficient teachers: A common problem in Sandur Taluk

Schools in various villages of Sandur taluk face lack of teachers leading to lack of attention on the students and affecting their right of quality education. Batchu Rushali                       The government schools in Yeshwanthnagar, Ankammahal, Kalingere, Mallapuram and Kamthur do not have sufficient number of teachers. When the SoftCopy team talked to government school students in […]

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Kamthur Village without medical aid

Basic healthcare facilities remain a dream for the villagers of Kamthur. By Batchu Rushali Three villages in Devagiri Gram Panchayat including Kamthur have no hospitals, medical stores or Primary Health Centers (PHC). Villagers who do not work in the mining area have to travel to the Sandur taluk Government hospital which is about 20 kilometers […]

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Neglected castes in Karnataka wail for recognition

Different caste groups in Karnataka are fighting for the rights to avail income and caste certificate. Sheikh Saquib Vijayan, from Saurashtra caste has applied fifteen times for income and caste certificate in Nada Kacheri. He needs the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) for his children who are studying in Mathas International School. However, he is […]

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Shortage of Suchi kits in Government Schools

Karnataka government’s menstrual hygiene initiative is yet to attain its objective of providing free sanitary napkins to  girls at schools. Neetu Saini Schools in Mudhol have raised concerns about the shortage of Suchi kits provided to them by the Educational block. Out of the 13 packets of sanitary napkins each female student should be receiving […]

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Swachh Bharat only on papers, the reality is different in Rural Karnataka

Only 3 percent households own toilets in Muddebihal Taluk, funds still not reaching the beneficiaries By Shivani Verma Muddebihal: As per Taluk wise data report on NBA survey by Grama Panchayats, 96 percent  households do not have toilets. Out of 45,135 households in Muddebihal Taluk, only 1,525 households have toilets. “It’s been around 20 to […]

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Looking beyond the ‘successful’ PMAY in Gangavathi

Construction of  houses for nearly 25 percent beneficiaries under the PMAY-G scheme has been stalled indefinitely. By Ritam Chatterjee Gangavathi: Construction of 210 out of 869 houses for the shortlisted beneficiaries in Gangavathi taluk under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) scheme has not commenced yet, as per the data released by the […]

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Aadhar behind failure in scheme implementation

90 percent families under the ‘payment failure’ tab of the Karnataka Ashraya website haven’t received funds since their Aadhar cards cannot be mapped. By Yamini Chincholi Around 2,55,000 households have not received funds under housing schemes in Karnataka since 2017. Families can provide bank details directly or Aadhar number linked to banks in order to […]

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