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 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.
Lok Sabha Election 2019, Uttar Pradesh profile: In arid Bundelkhand, BJP thrives in abundance; has all LS, Assembly seats in kitty
While the BSP is set to fight polls in Jalaun and Hamirpur, Samajwadi Party will be contesting from Jhansi and Banda Lok Sabha seats.
In 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 16,320 crore-electricity-for-all scheme called the PM Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or Saubhagya. The aim was to electrify all households, both rural and urban, in the country by December 2018 – a goal claimed to have been met.
Uttar Pradesh’s missing voters: Agricultural labourers move due to low incomes; Muslims, SC/STs in search of jobs
According to the latest Ministry of External Affairs data, Uttar Pradesh is the top origin state for migrant labourers in the Gulf.
Kumhedi, a foregone village nestled in Lalitpur district in Uttar Pradesh, has seen steady out-migration over the years, with as many as 50 families having been migrated out, all in search of work.
With apathetic government figureheads and worsening natural conditions, it isn't hard to see why people like Dhanshyam believe, “There is no remedy.”
While Banda is covered with friendly, informative and encouraging wall art about the Swacch Bharat Mission and even the survey, this has little correlation to the level of popular awareness.
'Can't do miracles from above, strengthen party at grassroots,' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tells Congress workers
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra told party workers from Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand region that they should not expect a "miracle" from her
A house in Thana Bisanda in Banda caught on fire on 31 January, 2019, and resulted in the deaths of at least five people. The house, rented from Deshraj Patel in Bisanda, was being used as space for the manufacturing of firecrackers.
Trekking to natural water bodies deep in the jungles: How women in this village procure drinking water
More than 16.3 crore people in India still don't have access to clean water — the highest in the world. The burden to find and transport water for themselves and their families, has always, disproportionately, fallen on women.
The push to digitalise the ration system and the integration of it with the Aadhar card have created a new host of issues.
It’s a surreal sight, and yet in a state that has been on a renaming overdrive, it is perhaps the very image of a Hindutava culture being embodied. Approximately 200 people set off from various parts of Bundelkhand, in what is essentially a state-sponsored caravan, to the ongoing Kumbh Mela in erstwhile Allahabad, now Prayagraj.
Every morning, children of Chiraigaon village in Varanasi don their red and grey school uniforms and head to Barthakalon Secondary School — to sweep, mop and clean it.
“Because it is elections season, this is an electoral issue,” noted Mahoba native Hargovind Pairiya, who is of the opinion that the ruling party is doing what it can to shore up its voter base. “It is only after Congress beat them in three of four places that the BJP is giving us this reservation,” said Mahesh Chandra Gupta, another Mahoba resident. The immediate trigger for the Bill does seem to be the BJP facing backlash from the upper caste population in the recently concluded Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Many point to the timing of the Bill, “If they’d given us this reservation before, it would have been a completely different matter.
Concession schemes run by the government to subsidise fertilisers and pesticides for farmers have resulted in the lack of application of organic manures leading to the reduction of carbon content in the soil and the consequent stagnation of agricultural productivity.
The issue of triple talaq is back in the national hot seat as the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 — informally known as the Triple Talaq Bill — was brought up for discussion in the Parliament during the winter session. Speaking with various stakeholders at the local level in Bundelkhand, we find a situation more complex than just a divided house. Muslim women seem split on the Bill for a variety of reasons.