Despite PM’s 100% Electrification Claim, 15 Million Households–Equivalent To All Households In South Korea–Without Power

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    Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh): An electricity meter hangs on the mud wall of Deenbandhu’s house in Goiya Khurd village in Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot, one of the most backward districts of India.   Similar meters are installed at many houses in Goiya Khurd, but none connected to the grid. Electricity poles have not yet reached …Read More

Every Indian To Have Toilet In Next 365 Days: Official Data. Under The Surface, A Crisis

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  Mumbai’s Mahim creek, coloured black with untreated sewage and industrial effluent. The city treats less than half its sewage–one of India’s best rates–and the Maharashtra government has declared Mumbai free of open defecation, which, however, continues   Mumbai and New Delhi: As many as 62,329 toilets were built every day over the last four …Read More

As Demand For Rural Jobs Rises, Government Curtails Funding For Key Employment Scheme

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Bachcha Lal’s shirt hung loosely over his frail body, exposing his sunken collarbones, as he stood outside his straw-thatched home in central Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Bundelkhand region. “They all rely on me,” he said, pointing towards his tubercular son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter. Illiterate and a landless labourer, 65-year-old Lal makes about Rs 175 a day …Read More