Articles by Rahul Singh Shekhawat
Apr 09, 2019
Uttarakhand healthcare crisis: Citizens face shortage of doctors, crumbling infrastructure as BJP's PPP model fails to deliverThe problem of an acute shortage of doctors in Uttarakhand is a very real one, largely because of an unwillingness to serve in rural areas.
Apr 04, 2019
Lok Sabha polls: Resurgent Rajasthan Congress ropes in second generation leaders to strengthen positionThe Congress is banking on the sons of two veteran leaders to defeat BJP heavyweights in Jodhpur and Barmer.
Mar 23, 2019
BJP candidate list for Lok Sabha election in Uttarakhand marks rise of a new order, passing of old guardFor the first time, the BJP is going to contest the election in Uttarakhand without its two strongest pillars, who were considered integral to the party's leadership.
Feb 11, 2019
Peas cultivation brings new ray of hope in Uttarakhand's Ghes village; model could resolve hilly state's migration problemPeas cultivation has brought much joy and relief to residents of Ghes village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand who now feel confident that the area’s economy has improved, thus laying the groundwork to curb migration
Feb 07, 2019
Ailing healthcare services in Uttarakhand's hilly areas forces migration to urban centres; lack of doctors cripples hospitalsSome hospitals in Uttarakhand face not only a shortage of doctors but also of paramedical staff, highlighting the seriousness of the healthcare facilities the state lacks.
Feb 06, 2019
Migration in Uttarakhand: 25% of villages without access to roads; residents lament lack of govt accountability, forced to abandon stateAccording to government data, 34,000 kilometres of road has been laid in Uttarakhand over the past 18 years, but only 24,000 kilometres is concretised.
Feb 05, 2019
Migration in Uttarakhand: As crisis plagues hill state, govt survey finds 50% villagers left gram panchayats in search of jobs"We might as well have not separated from Uttar Pradesh if this was going to be the state of affairs" — this is the common train of thought that villagers in Uttarakhand have been voicing. Reason: the 40-year-old problem of mass migration that continues to hold the hilly region in its grip.
Feb 04, 2019
Migration in Uttarakhand: In need of better healthcare, other basic facilities, villagers abandon Baluni for urban centresAccording to a Migration Commission report, 734 revenue villages of Uttarakahnd have become 'ghost villages', putting a serious question mark on the relevance of the hilly state carved out of Uttar Pradesh.
Dec 07, 2018
After ban on film Kedarnath, now Uttarakhand minister says govt might 'vet' movie scripts before allowing shootingKedarnath, set in the backdrop of the June 2013 natural tragedy that killed thousands of pilgrims in the temple town of Kedarnath, was released countrywide on 7 December.
Dec 03, 2018
Rajasthan Assembly polls: Caste math and popularity to seal fate of Vasundhara Raje, Sachin Pilot, Ashok GehlotTwo-time chief minister Ashok Gehlot will be contesting the elections from his stronghold in Sardarpura constituency in Jodhpur.