Shabby Homes, Rising Debts: The Trouble With PM’s Rural Housing Fund

A house being constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana in Pimplad village in Maharashtra’s Nashik district.

  A house being constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana in Pimplad village in Maharashtra’s Nashik district.   Nashik (Maharashtra): Till August 2017, Namdev Lilake, 74, and his family of 13 lived in what is commonly described in India as a kutcha house–made with mud and thatch–in Kochargaon village in western Maharashtra’s Nashik district. …Read More

False: Amit Shah Claim That Courts Absolved Pragya Thakur

Amit Shah

    Claim: “In 2014, the charges against Sadhvi Pragya were pending in the court. Now, the two courts (sic) of the country have dismissed the charges of conspiracy. To strengthen its vote bank, Congress has compromised with (sic) the country’s security and tried to malign Indian culture.”   That was Amit Shah, president of …Read More

Cooking Gas Changes Lives But Comes At Too High A Price

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  Bharti Patil, a Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana beneficiary in Tamsai, western Maharashtra. Buying a cylinder, which lasts for 15 days–although she has made it last for up to three months–consumes up to 25% of her monthly household income, so she uses the LPG cylinder once a day.   Mumbai, Thane and West Bengal: Unravelling …Read More