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District Zero


Poorest district Nabarangpur gets its first chemotherapy unit

May 24, 2016 5:22 am

On April 26, a chemotherapy centre, a one-room unit near the ICU with two beds, opened at Nabarangpur.

This way to school: How dismal indicators for education in Odisha’s Nabarangpur are slowly changing

May 15, 2016 10:53 am

Uma Vishnu travels to the district and finds that it’s slowly changing — ask the father who sends his three daughters out to study, the girl who is determined she won’t drop out, the education officer who is beaming at this year’s Class X pass percentage of 92%

How a railway project put truck driver’s son on plane to Japan

April 18, 2016 3:04 pm

Nabarangpur has some of the most dismal indicators for education, with 57.35 per cent of the population having never attended school.

College chale hum

April 18, 2016 12:15 am

The hunger for higher education is manifesting itself even in the poorest parts of India today

Poorest district gets first govt degree college

April 15, 2016 11:35 am

Spread over 10 acres, the ground and first floors of the building have come up and, according to the district administration, the college will be “up and running in a few months”.

Nabarangpur: Mother commits suicide after feeding poison to her 3 children

April 06, 2016 3:46 am

The woman, from Dongariguda village under Koshagumuda block of Nabarangpur, tried to set her residence on fire after her 8-year-old and 6-year-old daughters, apart from her two-year-old son, died immediately after consuming the food.

District Zero: Nabarangpur launches drive to train traditional healers

February 29, 2016 2:02 am

The 45-day campaign, called Jyoti, was launched on Sunday with an aim to train 4,400 traditional healers in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district.

In branding of babies, a battle between tradition and modernity

February 29, 2016 1:31 am

In the last 3 months, at least 7 infants have had to be taken to hospital after being subjected to homespun remedies, including branding by hot iron nails or glass bangles by traditional healers.

Wild fruit ‘healing’ by father sends Odisha tribal baby to ICU

February 22, 2016 6:28 pm

The father told doctors that he applied the wild fruit juice on his son hoping that it would cure him.

District Zero: Nabarangpur’s health system that's stretched beyond capacity

January 31, 2016 9:27 am

Health centres without doctors, a blood unit running out of supply, and a sub-centre with no power.


One night in Odisha village that sets with the sun

August 20, 2015 5:29 pm

Children hurriedly wrap up homework, parents look up to see how far the dark is, everyone hopes they don’t have to wake up during the night.


District Zero: (Un)Make in Nabarangpur

September 14, 2015 10:29 am

Nabrangpur District Zero: Express Special Part II

August 17, 2015 6:01 pm

Nabarangpur: Tracking change and challenge in India’s poorest district. SEE FULL SERIES HERE:

Nabrangpur District Zero: Independence Day Special

August 17, 2015 6:02 pm

Nabarangpur: Tracking change and challenge in India’s poorest district. SEE FULL SERIES HERE: