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Reports From the States

Landslides in Sikkim do not make news. It is a routine affair, especially during the monsoon season. But the recent massive landslide occurred near Mantam village, Passingdong division of the Dzongu....

There are about 1.8 lakh households across India still engaged in manual scavenging, according to the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011. Maharashtra has the highest number of manual scavengers at....

Reckless reclamation or conversion of paddy fields and wetlands has become a regular activity in Kerala. Over the last few decades Kerala has lost hectares of wetlands and paddy fields legally in the....

The villages that will form part of the new Andhra Pradesh (AP) Capital Region are in the midst of major, albeit, slow changes. These changes are transforming the agrarian economy of the region. The....

A large number of farmers suffer due to their insistence on carrying on farming and find solace it seems, only by committing suicide. Between 1995 and 2014, 2,96,438 people across India (60,365 from....

A large number of farmers suffer due to their insistence on carrying on farming and find solace, it seems, only by committing suicide. Between 1995 and 2014, 2,96,438 people across India (60,365 from....

What does it take for a town to clean up its filth? One answer—getting rid of public dustbins. An unusual and counterintuitive move is among the reasons why six small towns in Maharashtra have been....

In the 21st century, political boundaries are not barriers. Rather they are opportunities for development. The Stilwell Road, which was lost in geostrategic calculus in the entire Cold War period....

The district of Dhar in Madhya Pradesh has been in the news, attracting local as well as national media attention due to the serious likelihood of a communal flare up. At the root of this possibility....

Article 21A was inserted in the Indian Constitution to ensure equality of opportunity with regard to primary education. This was followed by the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act....

Now that several of the most wanted men from Assam have been released from prison, the governments at the centre as well as Assam are busy working out effective negotiation strategies with the....

Introduction Cities and civilisations flourished on the banks of rivers, rivulets, canals and creeks—popularly known as “riverine ecology.” The relationship between wo(man) and nature was that of....

In a few months the new state of Telangana will be two years old. Most of the states formed recently on the plank of development and not on linguistic criterion have not fared well. Chattisgarh and....

The next assembly election in West Bengal is due in the next six months. This election is significant because the Left Front will contest this forthcoming election as an opposition after a long time....

Belongingness towards a nation is reaffirmed through citizenship. Citizenship is associated with diverse rights of an individual in relation to their community and society. The multiple dimensions....