Childhood dreams being baked at brick kilns

Children working in extreme conditions in brick kiln in Kushtagi, while their health and well-being is threatened Riddhiman Roy  “We use the field when we have to use the bathroom, there used to be a groundwater pump here, but that stopped working, and for food, we get our meals packed from home”, said Vikas, an […]

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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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Far from the Sirwar crowd, Neglected and disavowed

Residents of distant villages in Sirwar complain of lack of public transport and apathy from the government.  By Niket Nishant “For a long time now, I have wanted to live in Tulajaram village of Sirwar taluk with my parents. But the lack of public transport here is deterring me,” says Mr. Panduranga, a resident of […]

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Mothers of Maski rely on nurses and midwives

Taluk government hospital in Maski does not have gynaecologists, paediatricians and other qualified doctors. By Yumna Ahmed Nurses in the government hospital of Maski taluk in Raichur district of Karnataka have to deliver babies and look after the pregnant ladies who come there, as there are no gynaecologists in the hospital. It gets difficult when […]

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Flood effect: Villagers demand shifting of village

Ramathal village, situated besides Malaprabha River, flooded twice this year within the span of three months. Vivek Kumar M People of Ramthal demand shifting the village after the devastation caused by recurring floods. Villagers say more than 60 homes were damaged during the floods in August this year. Yamanappa, one of the villagers, said, “Many […]

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Going farther to study further

Lack of secondary school in Mudhol village compels the children to go to Yelburga for further studies. By Shubhangi Mathur Mudhol village in the Yelburga Taluk lacks  secondary schools .Children have to commute 8.5 kms to the Taluk school, if they wish to continue studying   after seventh standard. Imama Hussain, resident of Mudhol village, said […]

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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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