ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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RAJASTHAIN- Ecological Ruin and Exploitation

RAJASTHAIN Ecological Ruin and Exploitation Bharat Dogra IN Katarapara village of Dhangaon panchayat, in Dangarpur district of South Rajasthan, a widow looked at her two starving children and did not know what to do. Her two eider children had already migrated in search of work, and there was little hope that they would return soon with some cash. She decided to walk to a relative's home with two kids, but the relatives, it seemed, were themselves too hard pressed to come to her help. She started trudging back towards her home, clasping the two kids to her emaciated body. Totally exhausted, she sat down under a tree. It was at this stage that their miserable condition was brought to the notice of the police who reportedly pressurised the relatives to help her. By then it was too late for this unfortunate mother and her children -all three died in quick succession in the next few days.

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