Launched amid much fanfare during the previous political regime, the greenfield Amaravati project has fallen apart. With it have disappeared all promises made to farmers who had pooled in land — rent of Rs. 50,000 per acre for ten years, jobs for family members, reimbursement of children’s education fees etc
Continuing our special series on women’s safety, we present a list of NGOs and initiatives that are working towards sensitising boys and men on gender issues. Using resources, toolkits, workshops and lectures, they enable men to play key roles in preventing violence and discrimination against women.
During its heyday, Bhiwandi, in Thane district, had the highest cluster of powerlooms in the country, and was a huge employment hub with workers hailing from different states. Today this once-thriving business is facing extinction. What does Bhiwandi tell us about small scale industry in the country today?