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Mar 23, 2019
TB-free India a distant reality for rural UP population struggling with recurrent TB and expensive private healthcareUnder 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.
Mar 20, 2019
In Varanasi, a BJP member flagrantly disregards the Model Code of ConductOn 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.
Mar 14, 2019
No electricity for the past three years, but bills arrive on time in this UP villageIn 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.
Mar 13, 2019
Uttar Pradesh’s missing voters: Agricultural labourers move due to low incomes; Muslims, SC/STs in search of jobsAccording to the latest Ministry of External Affairs data, Uttar Pradesh is the top origin state for migrant labourers in the Gulf.
Mar 12, 2019
How is PM Shram Yogi Mandhan Pension scheme any different from existing pension schemes, asks rural UPWith unorganised sector workers already eligible for the National Pension Scheme, and the APY, it seems unclear why PM-SYM has been launched, especially if it isn’t going to be bringing anything new, in terms of expanded coverage or increased amount, to the table. And if this is nothing more than an attempt at vote-bank politics, then rural Mau, at least, can see through it.
Mar 07, 2019
Fighting against prejudice: A transwoman's struggle to find a respectable job“I used to help clean houses and maintain lawns, anything to earn a little bit of money and feed myself,” Gudiya relates. And finding acceptance in mainstream society has never been easy, “My Muslim community think of Hijras as untouchables,” she remarks, “They can’t feed us one roti but they can beat the living daylights out of us.”
Feb 28, 2019
What makes 'Failure in Examinations' such a prevalent cause of student suicide in India?Approximately 75,000 students have committed suicide in India between 2007 and 2016. According to the last official annual report of Accidental Deaths and Suicides by the National Crime Records Bureau released in 2015, one student commits suicide every hour in the country.
Feb 26, 2019
Declining ground water levels add to the woes of farmers in this UP villageWith apathetic government figureheads and worsening natural conditions, it isn't hard to see why people like Dhanshyam believe, “There is no remedy.”
Feb 21, 2019
Khabar Lahariya reports on the ground reality of the 2019 Swacch Survekshan in Uttar PradeshWhile 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.
Feb 14, 2019
Wedding season in UP sees spurt in illegal manufacturing of firecrackersA 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.