Deba Prasad Dash

One of the few graduates of Swabhiman Anchal, Draupadi awaits a job

The tale of Swambhiman Anchal’s Draupadi Khilla is one of grit and determination.

17 Jan 2022

Once a Red den, Swabhiman Anchal raring to vote

The dark shadow of Maoists on the region has been removed and the people are raring to be part of the mainstream.

13 Jan 2022

One public health centre, 1 ambulance and no roads sum up healthcare for Odisha's Bonda tribals 

The tribals are forced to hire private vehicles at exorbitant rates to reach the community health centre in Khairput which is 30 km from the Bonda Hill.

06 Jan 2022

Bonda girl Malati digs well to meet water needs of 60 families

Located on the Bonda Hill, the small village of Bandipada under Khairput block does not have proper road communication network.

03 Oct 2021

Malkangiri's Tribal Development Agency-run hostel a picture of neglect

The plasters are peeling off the walls and ceiling; the roof is damp and discoloured due to seepage in the rainy season.

10 Sep 2021

In 10 years, 45-km road has made 31 km mark in Malkangiri 

Construction of the road project started in 2011 and was supposed to be completed in 2014

04 Sep 2021

Jeypore-Malkangiri railway line stuck

The 130-km rail line was proposed in 2016-17 as part of an agreement between the Odisha government and the Railways.

22 Jul 2021

Tribals of Odisha's Swabhiman Anchal are kicking hemp one acre at a time

A region where hemp cultivation proliferated away from the gaze of enforcement agencies for decades, natives are now willing to shift and give cash crops a chance for livelihood.

14 Jul 2021

Tribal girl in Odisha sells flowers to buy phone for online classes

Unable to attend online classes, 15-year-old Sima Madkami collected mahua flowers from a nearby forest and sold them in the market to raise money for a smartphone. 

02 Jul 2021

In Malkangiri, COVID patients and kin can meet virtually to de-stress

Fighting COVID is a battle as tough for the patients as it is for the kin as one can not meet the other or even seek direct interaction.

08 May 2021