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Environment Reportage

The Amazon of the East is at Risk

The Coal India Limited (CIL) has been carrying out illegal mining in Assam’s Dehing Patkai forest for the last 16 years and is now set to get an official license from the government to expand on its activities under a legal framework.  The Dehing Patkai Wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 111.19 square…Continue readingThe Amazon of the East is at Risk

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Health Reportage

The Effectiveness of Door-to-Door Screening for COVID-19

Two months into the lockdown, Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 case count touched 13,000, making it the second most affected state after Maharashtra. The state has launched a micro plan to test people in 33 containment areas, according to health minister C Vijayabaskar. The program, called Namma Chennai Corona Thaduppu Thittam will see nearly 500 newly appointed…Continue readingThe Effectiveness of Door-to-Door Screening for COVID-19

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Reportage Rural

Infection Rates in Migrant Workers

Migrant labourers in India have shown an infection rate of 20 percent. The lack of social distancing, along with poor immunity and malnourishment are the main contributors. States such as Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have seen a 26 percent positivity rate among its migrant guest workers. The rate is as low as 3 to 4…Continue readingInfection Rates in Migrant Workers

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Reportage Rural

Migrant Workers Serve Legal Notice to IIM-A Over Non-Payment of Wages

An Ahmedabad-based lawyer served a notice to the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on behalf of the inter-state migrant workers over non-payment of wages and ill-treatment. The workers were working as contractual labourers for the construction of the new IIM Building. The notice served on 19th May, 2020, stated that the principal employer —…Continue readingMigrant Workers Serve Legal Notice to IIM-A Over Non-Payment of Wages

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Reportage Rural

70-Year-Old Migrant Worker Dies in Bengaluru Before Boarding Homebound Train

A 70-year-old migrant worker died after he collapsed on reaching Chikkabanavara Railway Station on the outskirts of Bengaluru on Wednesday evening. The worker, who was supposed to board a train to Madhya Pradesh from the railway station, has been identified as Prabhulal Ahirwar, a resident of Narula village in Madhya Pradesh. Prabhulal had been working…Continue reading70-Year-Old Migrant Worker Dies in Bengaluru Before Boarding Homebound Train