Serpentine queues for Rs 500, endless wait to travel home: How bureaucratic hurdles robbed migrant workers of dignity during lockdown
While long queues and bureaucratic obstacle courses are not new to the subcontinent, the last few years have seen an increasing incidence of these outdated apparatuses.
Coronavirus outbreak: In UP's Mahoba, migrant labourers' families say nights sleepless, pockets empty and future uncertain
The Indian Railways has operated more than 1,600 Shramik Special trains to carry over 21.5 lakh migrant workers home since the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Yet, this endeavour seems like a drop in the ocean when compared to the scale of the crisis
'No food, no water, no money': Back in UP's Banda on Shramik Special, migrant labourers look back on long journey home
Maneuvering the lockdown, contradictory government mandates and the always looming threat of both the virus and starvation, the first wave of migrants finally returned to their hometowns this week.
'Would've gone home if we knew things will get bad': Lockdown leaves seasonal wedding workers in UP's Banda hapless
While majority of rural migrants are stuck in cities, the coronavirus lockdown has left seasonal wedding workers in a limbo in rural Uttar Pradesh
International Worker’s Day 2020: Migrant workers of rural Uttar Pradesh fight for right to work to ensure dignified living
Expunged from the cities they helped to build, Bundelkhand’s migrant labourers are ready to make the journey back again in the hope of regaining livelihood.
Return of the migrant: Even as UP govt appeals for calm, ramps up quarantine centres, delayed action turns a public health crisis into a humanitarian one
Delayed action turned a public health crisis into a larger humanitarian one, as evinced by the testimonies of migrant labourers stranded near Kamasin. And as always, there is some impasse between what measures are announced and what is actually implemented on ground
UP govt temporarily stays sacking of 25,000 Home Guards after backlash: Ahead of Diwali, personnel say sense of gloom pervades homes
Yogi Adityanath’s government has planned this year’s Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya on a grand scale even as 25,000 Home Guards have been laid off citing 'financial constraints'.
Migrant workers who returned to UP's Banda to vote complain of intimidation by officials, long journey home
Bundelkhand witnesses the highest rates of migration in the country, with at least 50 to 70 percent of rural households having at least one annual or permanent migrant.
It’s ironic, when you look out at the sea of women of all ages, especially wizened old ones, at a recent nomination event in Banda, Uttar Pradesh, how few women are on the other side of the stage or ballot box.
Palra, with a sizeable Dalit population, has found its requests and complaints around the hand pump issue completely neglected.
KL travelled across Uttar Pradesh, the state that sends the most MPs to Parliament, to ask voters if they knew about the ‘NOTA’ option on the Electronic Voting Machine — an opportunity to select “None Of The Above” if the candidates were not up to scratch.
The village that won't vote: In Uttar Pradesh's Gudha, people are protesting against the 'disappearance' of a bank
A shift in the bank's location is what seems to have transpired, but it is a development that has been outside the ambit of the Gudha residents’ awareness
Fish production is a growing business, one that has consistently received the Centre’s support. But in rural Uttar Pradesh, poisoning is one of the most common problems fish farmers face
In Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot, govt's strong push for religious tourism fails to address travellers’ concerns
In March this year, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath decided to allocate upwards of Rs. 720 crores towards strengthening the infrastructure for tourism in places of note as per the Hindu faith.
Women in Uttar Pradesh's Bargadh are determined to vote for a new government in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, because their financial education has far from improved
Chitrakoot cow deaths: As shelter grapples with inadequate resources, what gau raksha means on the ground
In the district of Chitrakoot, in Bundelkhand’s UP, where in the cow shelter located in Chureh Kesruwa village, more than 100 cows have died in the last few months.
In Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur, ill-equipped anganwadi centres struggle to stymie malnourishment among children
Many problems plague the the workforce of anganwadi centres in Lalitpur, including the lack of training, irregular payments, lack of job standardisation, poor compensation
In UP's Mahoba district, amid govt's family planning initiatives, male sterilisation seems like a faraway goal
45 districts from Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in the country, make the cut for Mission Parivar Vikas.
TB-free India a distant reality for rural UP population struggling with recurrent TB and expensive private healthcare
Under the Revised National TB Control Program (RNTCP), a patient is given an identification card that tracks their site of infection, severity and treatment course, ‘notifying’, or adding them onto a national database. In 2018, over 4.2 lakh patients were notified in Uttar Pradesh, the highest in the country. Between 1 January and 15 March of this year alone, over 68,000 people have been notified in the state.
On 10 March, the 2019 Lok Sabha election schedule was announced, thus bringing into force the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). 10 March was also the day that a BJP party member was seen distributing NaMo merchandise in Ward 66 of the Prime Minister’s own constituency Varanasi.