Coronavirus Outbreak: Rural Maharashtra's ASHA workers toil despite lack of safety measures, limited pay
Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers, the foot soldiers of rural healthcare in India, earn about Rs 3000 per month. Tasked with surveying households and spreading awareness about the coronavirus pandemic, these workers find themselves exposed to risk due to a lack of adequate masks and no sanitisers
Recent floods force farmers at Maharashtra-Karnataka border to straddle two states, owing to compensation policies
Farmers living along the Maharashtra-Karnataka border with homes in one state and farmlands in the other were impacted by the 2019 floods in western Maharashtra and their situation was aggravated as their lives straddle two states.
In Kalpana Jagdale's life, pension schemes, ration cards — and a dedication to the service of others
For the past 23 years, Kalpana Jagdale has been helping people to avail government schemes. When persuasion and follow-ups fail, she resorts to non-violent protest. She has also started two self-help groups with a few women in Maharashtra's Shirol village