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Uttar Pradesh

Bitter returns of a bumper harvest

Relatives mourn the death of Harnarayan Chaurasiya who hung himself from a tree in his farm after he was unable to pay accumulated debts   Read full story: Death on mounds of a bumper crop Photograph by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri

Bitter returns of a bumper harvest

Harnarayan Chaurasiya's six-year-old son has not spoken a word since his father passed away   Read full story: Death on mounds of a bumper crop Photograph by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri

Bitter returns of a bumper harvest

Body of BhubSingh Khushwa being taken for cremation. He reportedly committed suicide as he could not repay his loans amounting to Rs 25,000. The government did not buy his wheat produce. His wait seemed endless   Read full story: Death on mounds of a bumper crop Photograph by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri

Bitter returns of a bumper harvest

UP has recorded a bumper crop this year. But most of the farmers are still in debt because the government is not purchasing their stocks. Jasoda Bal of Mahoba village may eventually have to sell her wheat harvest cheap to a private trader   Read full story: Death on mounds of a bumper crop Photograph by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri

Bitter returns of a bumper harvest

The mortuary at Orai in southern Uttar Pradesh regularly receives bodies of farmers of Bundelkhand region, who are driven to suicide by debts. The state government has made no effort to address farmers' grievances   Read full story: Death on mounds of a bumper crop Photograph by: Sayantoni Palchoudhuri

Children once again

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2012

A thin green coating

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2012
There is a buzz about green buildings. Town planners are wooing developers with generous offers so that they construct structures that consume less power, water and material. Cities like Noida in Uttar Pradesh and Pimpri-Chinchwad in Maharashtra where construction industry is booming due to proximity to mega cities are taking the lead by offering extra built-up areas and financial benefits. But there is no check in place to measure the performance of these green buildings. Analysts say developers are taking advantage of such laxity to pocket the incentives.

Vaccine woes continue

Posted on: 12 Mar, 2012
For long, India’s vaccination programme had six vaccines for tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, whooping cough, tetanus, polio and measles. The vaccines were cheap and protected children adequately. But in the last decade, the country has been under tremendous pressure from the pharmaceutical industry to include a variety of expensive vaccines in its immunisation programme.
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