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Quenching the Thirst, a Flood, and a Second Peak

Bihar is looking to provide tap connections to all households by next year. Assam is flooding. And an ill Covid-19 prediction awaits us all. But let’s start by talking about the rattling rails ferrying migrants home. Rural Parallel Lines and a Rattling Journey Home The grim of the human body in a grilling, painted iron box, traversing hundreds…Continue readingQuenching the Thirst, a Flood, and a Second Peak

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From Bhopal to Vizag: The Need to Bolster Environmental and Labor Safety Regulations

The Bhopal gas tragedy of December 1984 claimed thousands of lives, injured lakhs of people and risked the future of the local communities forever.  Indian authorities failed to bring America’s Warren Anderson back to Indian soil for legal proceedings. The responsible company – Union Carbide – ended up paying inadequate compensation of $ 470 million,…Continue readingFrom Bhopal to Vizag: The Need to Bolster Environmental and Labor Safety Regulations

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With Food Security at Risk, India Braces up for the Largest Locust Attack in 27 Years

The threat of the largest locust attack in 27 years is looming over the north-western states in India amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Locusts are essentially harmless creatures, unless they become more plentiful, in which case they can have devastating effects on their path of movement.  When locusts come together and form swarms, they become gregarious…Continue readingWith Food Security at Risk, India Braces up for the Largest Locust Attack in 27 Years

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Joblessness, a Raging Cyclone, and Newer Drugs

This week, we cover the increase in COVID-19 cases in rural India, Cyclone Amphan and other environmental issues, and the changing face of COVID-19 in India.  Rural  The COVID-19 is making a steady move towards the rural population as cases continue to rise in districts that were otherwise untouched by the virus. Several states have…Continue readingJoblessness, a Raging Cyclone, and Newer Drugs

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With 4G Still Distant, Kashmir Schools Conduct Classes Through All India Radio

The School Education Department of Kashmir has started taking audio classes in collaboration with All India Radio (AIR) in order to reach out to the maximum number of students amid the lockdown. The goal is to engage students and to reach out to them during their confinement to their homes during the coronavirus lockdown. The…Continue readingWith 4G Still Distant, Kashmir Schools Conduct Classes Through All India Radio