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INDIA IS PRIMARILY AN AGRARIAN COUNTRY

Bokaro District, Jharkand.....

on a hot summer evening, 2 brothers toil hard on their small piece of land which is suitable only for subsistence farming...

the soil in this area is almost completely ruined and is degrading at a very fast rate because of the 'famous' public sector Bokaro steel plant...

today people struggle to grow crops here...
tomorrow nothing will grow at all...
because of which there is an urgent need to provide for alternative employment opportunities...

there is also a shortage of water and there are very few wells in this area... from 4 am to 12 am there is a line of women as long as 2 kms waiting to fill up water ..

Bokaro is only 1 example.. the situation is very similar in lots of other rural districts as well.. where both public and private plants/factories etc are degrading the quality of agricultural land and water

another version here


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