Govt’s generic medicine scheme falls sick in Khustagi

Patients of Khustagi are not getting the full benefit of Janaushadhi stores, pressurizes the poor to buy expensive medicines. Ishika Dangayach Sana Sheikh, a 20-year-old girl from Nidasheshi village in Khustagi taluk, spends her day inside her small house with four other members of her family. For the last 15 years, she is suffering from […]

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One toils, the other reaps the profit

The story of Karnataka and Maharashtra’s unbalanced division of labor and profit. By Jagriti Parakh When a fungal infection with no surefire remedy withered the world’s bananas and started sweeping through Maharashtra, farmers in Karnataka started growing bananas. The same happened and again the grapes turned sour when about two lakh hectares of vineyards in […]

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No doctor at hospital, health of Muddebihal at stake

The Muddebihal Taluka Hospital which treats nearly 500 patients a day is operating without a permanent doctor. Labani Mahanandy M. B. Mullar, a resident of PK Nagar colony, was relaxed about her delivery as she lives just beside the Taluka Hospital, Muddebihal. She lives with her old mother-in-law as her husband goes away for work. […]

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They farm, we eat. If they die, who’ll reap?

While we happily bargain with vegetable sellers and buy at printed price from super markets, farmers in Shahapur live in extreme poverty along with debts. So much that, farmer suicide is a common issue in Shahapur’s villages. Bangalore, March 22, 2020 By Sanchari Ghatak Mehboobi, who lives in a joint family with her husband, son, […]

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