An initiative to reach healthcare services to pregnant women and new mothers in the underdeveloped Araku Valley, bordering Odisha’s Koraput district, has seen a measure of success in tribal communities ruled by superstition and regressive practices.
In rural India, status of woman is below the level of footwear of her male counterpart. Picture by Basudev Mahapatra
Skill development trainings are not only helping rural communities fight poverty in Assam but are also empowering girls to aspire big, overcoming challenges posed by social stigma and deep-rooted gender disparity.
The rise in temperatures due to climate change has increased the vulnerability of Odisha on the east coast of India to intense cyclonic storms.