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How to tackle COVID-19 jobs crisis and climate change? Invest in clean energy

Oct 18 2021

* Governments still investing more in dirty power after pandemic

FEATURE-Flood-prone Mumbai digs in to tackle warming-worsened 'monsoon mayhem'

Sep 30 2021

MUMBAI, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like other store owners in this busy central Mumbai market, the Dadhia brothers have long kept the bottom shelf of their sari shop empty, to dodge the flooding that arrives every monsoon.

FEATURE-'No other work': Indian villagers cling to coal despite damaged farms and homes

Sep 17 2021

BHADRAVATI, India, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T he reopening of a coal mine this year near the central Indian village of Chichordi rekindled farmer Dilip Madre's hopes he would finally be compensated for the ruin of his once-bountiful turmeric field and be able to buy a bigger farm further away.

'Tiger on my farm': Indian coal mining hub brings new dangers for villagers

Sep 08 2021

CHANDRAPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The hillocks dotting the coal hub of Chandrapur are a green oasis in the central Indian region pockmarked with coal mines, where even rain puddles are black and a coal-fed thermal power plant belches smoke into the sky.

FEATURE-'Ticket to work': Indian state brings vaccines to migrant workers' doorstep

Aug 12 2021

MUMBAI, Aug 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the health worker swabbed the skin on his arm with an alcohol wipe and prepared the syringe, Kartik Biswas felt an overwhelming sense of relief.

FEATURE-'No safety nets': Debts weigh on grieving Indian families

Jul 27 2021

MUMBAI/CHENNAI, India, July 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I t's been over a month since his mother died, but Vishal Meghwal can still hear her struggling to breathe as he desperately messaged friends to lend him money for the drugs she needed.

Parched villages in India's coal-mining hubs hunt for scarce water

Jul 27 2021

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a child, Fagu Besra swam in gurgling streams and drank "sweet and cold water" from the wells in his village of Pundi in eastern India. Today, none are left.

'Lifeline' tech helps poor rural women get through India's COVID-19 crisis

Jun 22 2021

MUMBAI/CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anajana Lalaji Bise's precious last photograph of her husband is a picture he sent to her on WhatsApp a few days before he died from COVID-19 in a hospital in western India.

Wealthy residents and workers jump vaccine queue in India's financial hub

Jun 16 2021

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Between taking orders and handing over parcels of sushi and papaya-mango salad to delivery boys, Indian restaurant manager Padam Vibhushan has fruitlessly hunted online and in hospitals for a COVID-19 vaccine slot since he became eligible on May 1.

Pandemic hits India's drive to tackle an ancient disease

May 27 2021

MUMBAI and LUCKNOW, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sunita Kashyap used to get free treatment in her local health centre for the swelling in her right leg that has left her in pain and unable to work - the incurable result of a parasitic disease endemic in her native India.

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