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Maharashtra Farmers Protests Highlight Their Despair, Say Activists

Mumbai: The killing of five farmers in clashes with police in Maharashtra exposes the plight of farmers who don't own a land, struggling to pay...

Number Of Child Brides Rise In Urban India, Decline In Rural:...

By Vipul Vivek / IndiaSpend.org Underage marriages, especially of girls, are rising in urban India and declining in rural India, according to a new analysis...

Activists Oppose Maharashtra’s Ready-To-Use Food Packets Scheme For Malnourished Children

Mumbai: Maharashtra government's proposed plan to provide ready-to-use therapeutic food packets for malnourished children has not found approval from the health activists. According to the activists,...

Health Check-Up In One Rupee At Clinics In Mumbai’s Railway Stations

Mumbai: To provide prompt and affordable medical assistance to rail accident victims and commoners, the Central Railways in Mumbai plans to start "One Rupee Clinics”...

3 Hours In Blazing Sun To Get 3 Pots Of Water:...

Thane: Waghivali village in Thane, 80 km from Mumbai, is facing acute water shortage owing to the heat spell. At the only well in...

Solar Energy Powering India’s Rural Health Centres

Chennai: For Dr Vinayak Salunke, flashlights worth less than Rs 640 each are one of the most valuable assets at the Vihamandra health centre in...

‘A Toilet For Every Home, Then Marriage’: Village Official Keeps Promise

Nashik, Maharashtra: A young man from Maharashtra’s Nashik is a living proof of how little steps by one person can make a huge difference...

In White Uniforms, Mumbai’s New Women Auto Drivers Get To Work

Mumbai: Chaya Mohite slowly turns the accelerator as she carefully edges the salmon-coloured rickshaw forward, one of Mumbai's first female auto drivers to make...

This Sensory Garden Helps Special Children Learn While They Have Fun

An innovative sensory garden in Maharashtra's Thane district is paving way for specialised learning for special children. The children with multiple disabilities have made...

Educated Visually Challenged Community In Maharashtra Struggles To Find Work

By Prachi Salve and Swagata Yadavar/ IndiaSpend.org Every day at 7 pm, Munjaba Shingare, 42, leaves his home in Vangani village in Thane district, to begin...