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Health Reportage

Impact of COVID-19 on Maternal and Child Health

The Jan Chetna Manch, Bokaro (JCMB) is an NGO that empowers low-income communities in areas of health, advocacy, livelihood, and land. With no guidelines or protocols in place, officials have been forced to use their discretion during the lockdown in taking care of expecting others, thus creating a lot of confusion on the ground. For…Continue readingImpact of COVID-19 on Maternal and Child Health

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Environment Reportage

Time to Strengthen India’s Fight Against COVID-19 Waste

Bio-medical waste has always been a concern for environmental and public health safety. The COVID-19 crisis has further exacerbated the problem. India’s pollution watchdog  – Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), on 18 March 2020, came out with detailed guidelines on the management of COVID-19 waste. Since then, CPCB has made amendments thrice — the latest …Continue readingTime to Strengthen India’s Fight Against COVID-19 Waste

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Environment Reportage

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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Environment Reportage

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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Reportage Rural

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