Technology Might Not Always Be the Best Solution

The COWIN app launched by the central government for the COVID vaccination drive is inaccessible to the rural population of Karnataka due to a lack of smartphones and internet connectivity The rural health workers in Karnataka are struggling to register themselves for the COVID vaccination drive. To register for the vaccination, one has to download […]

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Health Hazards: A Haunting Reality in Sandur

Sandur, which is amongst one of the mineral-rich towns in Bellary, Karnataka, has become a death trap. With a lack of awareness, ignorant mining companies, no maintenance of database regarding diseases, the treatment of Silicosis and silico-tuberculosis is hard to find. April 11, 2020                                        Hariswami, a resident of Chornur village, has been struggling to make […]

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Contaminated groundwater: Villagers suffer from health hazards

Though uranium mining was supposed to stop in 2007, it still continues in Gogi making people suffer. Gogi, Shahpur: Coming out of his old single bedroom house in the corner of the Gogi village, Husensa S, 42, drags his right leg to walk forward, but as he fails to do so, he takes help from his […]

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Black and white tales wrapped in colourful threads

Weavers in North-Karnataka still weave in hope of getting fair remuneration for their hardwork.  The weavers face hardship because of the unregulated sector and lack of government policies to preserve this traditional art. Neetu Saini Sitting under the cracked roof of his tin house with rays of sunlight seeping in during the day Mubarak Nabi […]

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‘JALPUR’ DEVOID OF ‘JAL’

People living in Jalpur, a village in North Karnataka still suffer from health issues due to the high level of TDS in drinking water despite the state government’s Multi Village Drinking Water Supply Scheme By Tamanna Yasmin Struggling to walk even with a stick, an elderly villager, Sanganagouda Biradar, approaches the water purifier to drink […]

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