Articles by: Madhav Sharma

Religious leaders promote Covid vaccination in Rajasthan

Religious leaders promote Covid vaccination in Rajasthan

As 2021 ended the Government of Rajasthan made a concerted push to increase Covid vaccination rates in the state by announcing a series of disincentives. The unvaccinated it said will not be eligible for benefits under government schemes and may also have to pay fines. While this new policy was prompted by the arrival of the Omicron variant and fears[Read More…]

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Rajasthan farming implement makers hit by low sales due to Covid

Rajasthan farming implement makers hit by low sales due to Covid

The ‘jheli’ is a wooden rake, popular in both rural and urban areas of Rajasthan and its neighbouring states, for its multiple uses as well as low cost. Since early 2020 though, with the arrival of the Covid pandemic, the market for this handy instrument has shrunk drastically threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of villagers in parts of Rajasthan who[Read More…]

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Rajasthan’s open mines invite disaster

Rajasthan’s open mines invite disaster

  In March 2020, while activity of all kinds came to a standstill across the country due to the Covid lockdown, the impact was negligible on one industrial sector in Rajasthan – mining. After a 10 day shut down in April 2020 initially,  the state government gave permission for mining, a sign of the enormous political and economic clout of[Read More…]

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Fewer camels, low prices mar Rajasthan’s Pushkar camel fair

Fewer camels, low prices mar Rajasthan’s Pushkar camel fair

Rajasthan’s over 100 years old Pushkar Mela is one of the most famous and largest camel fairs in the world. Due to the Covid pandemic though, the event has taken a big hit with both low arrivals of camels for sales and plummeting prices for the animals. “ I have been coming to Pushkar fair continuously for 10 years. This is the first[Read More…]

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Amidst Covid Rajasthan villagers hunt ‘witches’

Amidst Covid Rajasthan villagers hunt ‘witches’

On the 4th of October, 2021, an attempt was made to kill a woman in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan by calling her a ‘witch’. The victim is a resident of Ulela village of Jahazpur block. This is not the first incident of women being accused of being ‘witches’ and even killed in Bhilwara district, nor will it probably be the[Read More…]

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Atrocities on women rise in Rajasthan during Covid pandemic

Atrocities on women rise in Rajasthan during Covid pandemic

The Covid pandemic has adversely affected every section of society in some way or the other in India. The biggest impact, in social and economic terms, however seems to have been on women, for whom the pandemic period has been a nightmare of sorts. Crimes against women have increased significantly as per the monthly crime reports of Rajasthan Police. From[Read More…]

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