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Livelihood
Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.21

Pool car owners shift gears to survive

The owners of many pool cars that would once ferry children to school and back have now enrolled as drivers at travel agencies, started stitching garments or switched to delivering groceries in search...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.21

Income loss, forest peril in Sunderbans

More and more people in the Sunderbans are turning to the forests for livelihood because the Covid pandemic has robbed them of their income. The people are illegally entering forest creeks to catch c...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.07.21

Life hobbles from blow to blow

A man lost his first job in 2017, amid the slump triggered by the demonetisation. The Covid-19 lockdown robbed him of his second job, a contractual one. At 51, the man started another rigorous job. ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.07.21

Fuel past Rs 100, expenses shoot up

The spiralling fuel prices have scalded most people whose livelihoods are inseparable from their vehicles. The petrol price will cross the hundred rupee mark in Calcutta on Wednesday, when motorists ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.05.21

Cyclone Yaas blow to mangrove migrants

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By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 19.05.21

18km on foot to earn a living

The lack of transport options because of the Covid-19 curbs is taking a heavy toll on people who are forced to step out of home for work. Police are strictly enforcing the curbs, stopping almost ever...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.03.21

Street meeting bares anxieties

Stores selling everything from shoes to lottery tickets dotted the area where the meeting took place. The owner of an optical store stepped out and stayed put for almost 30 minutes, listening to the s...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.03.21

What LPG dropout reveals

A homemaker in the city said she often has to switch to the more difficult earthen oven because she doesn’t have enough money at home for an LPG cylinder. Pompa Mondal said she books a cylinder...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.02.21

Livelihood provision for Jharia residents

Dhanbad District Administration along with Jharia Rehabilitation and Development Authority (JRDA) have decided to provide livelihood provisions for those displaced at the Jharia Vihar Colony, by engag...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.09.20

Porters at Tatanagar hit hard

Porters at Tatanagar are sitting idle most of the day as only two trains have halts at the station these days. Only the 22823 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express and 12801 Puri-New Delhi Purshotta...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur


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