Stuck in a loop of problems, MSMEs suffer

Liquidity crunch and lack of access to formal credit hamper the growth of MSMEs in Karnataka The smell of the fumes and whirring sound of machines can be constantly felt as one walks on the streets of Bengaluru’s industrial areas. Lines of buildings across the streets stand tall, housing, big machines, multiple metal bars, aluminium […]

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Dressing Yourself? Or Nature?

We are more concerned about plastic waste, but the textile waste is equally daunting! The fashion industry is the second largest contributor to the world’s pollution, after the oil industry. Garment manufacturing contributes 20 percent of water pollution, and 85 percent of all clothing ends up in landfills. Four percent of Bengaluru’s Municipal Solid Waste […]

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FCRA creates hurdles for social work in Karnataka

NGOs across the state are facing difficulties on account of the new FCRA rules Rural Institute for Social Education (RISE), a grassroots non-governmental organisation (NGO) that worked for the education and upliftment of children of devadasis, sex-workers, dalits and tribals for over 40 years, shut down last year owing to “a decline in funding”. Education […]

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Pandemic worsens the state of child labour in Karnataka

In the list of states with the highest incidence of child labour cases, Karnataka stands in the ninth position. Barren land in the middle of fields of Bheemanakatte village, only a few kilometers away from Kengeri, is home to a small community of construction workers and their families. It is surrounded by an array of […]

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Acceptance of male sterilization remains low in Karnataka

Female sterilization is the most accepted contraceptive among couples. One out of 10 men uses condoms according to the National Family Health Survey-5. Rama Belgavi, (38) of Harohalli in Bengaluru’s rural area, was dressed in a faded blue saree with her head covered by her pallu and spoke hesitantly, “After my second child during the […]

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No Homes Willing to Open their Doors for the Specially-abled Orphans

A story that needs to be delivered to everyone. Adoption of specially-abled orphans is not happening as planned. ‘Adoption’- thinking about the term adoption makes a person think about so many things. Parents who adopt a child try their best to deal with various problems be it society or expenses. One adopts a child with […]

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