Down To Earth hit the ground to see how the densely populated Dharavi was tackling the pandemic. This 3-part series delves into different aspects of what worked, what didn't and what remained untackled.
In-depth: The COVID-19 testing paradox
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What does Modicare mean for India's poor and sick?
In the absence of a proper public health infrastructure, what does Ayushman Bharat mean for millions of poor & ...
Bringing the basics to a neglected slum
An NGO is helping residents of a Kanpur slum to get amenities like drinking water, latrines and medical care
Former slum now has its own newspaper
A determined group of youngsters in Shaheed Nagar who started a weekly newspaper find their objectives are slowly being ...
Rajstan tribals return to herbal healing
Jagaran, a voluntary body is seeking to re-establish traditional herbal medicines in an impoverished tribal area in Udayapur district.
The training of women in the maintenance of hand-pumps has not only flooded them with confidence, it has rescued ...
How does record wicket-taker Kapil Dev maintain a blistering physical pace at an age when cricketers usually hang up ...
Beacons for the blind
Associations lending a hand in preventing and curing blindness
The healing touch
Centuries-old tribal knowledge about our environment is the wellspring of local health traditions
The benefits of a watershed develqpment programme in Anantapur fail to trickle down to poor farmers
Without a trace
Medicinal plant biodiversity is rapidly vanishing in India and the government has still to come up with a ...
Victims of ignorance
When government agencies do give out information, they think it is above reproach
Fireworks follow SMOKE
Tobacco companies will foot the medical bills of smokers who have cancer under an agreement with the US state ...
Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh is a many-splendoured wonder where indomitable political will and the tribals have proved that the ...
Crossing the rainbow
With the coming of the Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Watershed Development, a major change took place in the degraded ...
The turkey buzzards
Facing resistance to the introduction of gmos in the North, business houses are waiting to take advantage of ...
Traditional science and technologies are crucial to the everyday life of a large part of India. But will ...
SOME HOPES AND LOTS OF FEAR
THE message of the citizens' fifth report on the state of india's environment
The Rural Sector
Opportunities and challenges
To deal with 'economic poverty', it is necessary to deal with 'ecological poverty'. And people's participation is necessary to ...
Stink and muck
India has been plagued with environmental problems, especially air and water. But there is no voice of protest or ...
The colour of water in more than 10 villages in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district is red. Despite severe strictures ...