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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Tuberculosis is Prevalent in Remote Areas of Karnataka

Yelburga registered 392 TB cases and 23 deaths in 2019. The number of TB notification from Koppal District is 217 cases per one lakh population. Late detection is one of the major causes of a vulnerable tb patient’s death. Tuberculosis affects thousands’ life in several parts of North Karnataka. Mortality rate of Yelburga is more […]

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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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Oh! the lost wanderers

North Karnataka’s Sindagi Taluk of Bijapur district is swiftly losing its small local communities, as many over the period of time have shifted to neighbouring districts and states owing to the drought prone unfertilized lands. Kurian Joe Seasonal migration has become a trend among the socio-economic backward communities of Sindagi Taluk. With lack of remuneration […]

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