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Chitrakoot cow deaths: As shelter grapples with inadequate resources, what gau raksha means on the ground
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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
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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
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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.

In Varanasi, a BJP member flagrantly disregards the Model Code of Conduct 
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In Varanasi, a BJP member flagrantly disregards the Model Code of Conduct 

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
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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.

No electricity for the past three years, but bills arrive on time in this UP village
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No electricity for the past three years, but bills arrive on time in this UP village

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
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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.

As the migration crisis in rural UP continues, MGNREGA gets less funds than Kumbh in state budget
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As the migration crisis in rural UP continues, MGNREGA gets less funds than Kumbh in state budget

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.

Declining ground water levels add to the woes of farmers in this UP village
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Declining ground water levels add to the woes of farmers in this UP village

With apathetic government figureheads and worsening natural conditions, it isn't hard to see why people like Dhanshyam believe, “There is no remedy.”

Khabar Lahariya reports on the ground reality of the 2019 Swacch Survekshan in Uttar Pradesh
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Khabar Lahariya reports on the ground reality of the 2019 Swacch Survekshan in Uttar Pradesh

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
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'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

Wedding season in UP sees spurt in illegal manufacturing of firecrackers
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Wedding season in UP sees spurt in illegal manufacturing of firecrackers

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.

MP farmers outraged over fake loan waiver list
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MP farmers outraged over fake loan waiver list

The farmers can't seem to win either way. On one hand, a loan waiver was launched to alleviate the suffering of 34 lakh farmers, and on the other, innocent farmers now have to suffer without ever having taken loans in the first place.

Trekking to natural water bodies deep in the jungles: How women in this village procure drinking water
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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.

Failure of a biometric machine leaves this UP village stranded for ration
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Failure of a biometric machine leaves this UP village stranded for ration

The push to digitalise the ration system and the integration of it with the Aadhar card have created a new host of issues.

The politics of Kumbh: Does the costliest Mela have a vote bank agenda?
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The politics of Kumbh: Does the costliest Mela have a vote bank agenda?

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.

Students of this government school in UP's Chiraigaon village forced to clean their school premises
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Students of this government school in UP's Chiraigaon village forced to clean their school premises

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.

Reservation Bill for poor or for votes? Reactions from UP's hinterland
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Reservation Bill for poor or for votes? Reactions from UP's hinterland

“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.

Soil pollution adds to farmers woes in Bundelkhand
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Soil pollution adds to farmers woes in Bundelkhand

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.

Muslim women in rural UP split on the Triple Talaq Bill
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Muslim women in rural UP split on the Triple Talaq Bill

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.