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Reporters Without Orders Ep 298: KCR’s Dalit-centric promises, land woes in Jharkhand

A reporters’ podcast about what made news and what shouldn’t have.

WrittenBy:NL Team

This week, host Tanishka Sodhi is joined by Sukriti Vats from Land Conflict Watch and E Bhavani from The News Minute.

Sukriti talks about her report on land acquisition in Jharkhand for coal mining, and how even 22 years on, many are running from pillar-to-post for land compensation. She discusses that bureaucratic incompetence and a tussle between the centre and the state have resulted in the displacement of nearly 87,000 people in Jharkhand since 1973.

Bhavani delves into her report on Dalit-centred schemes introduced by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, and their poor implementation which might work against him in the assembly polls. She talks about the political undercurrent among the Dalit activists of the state.  

Tune in.


00:00:00 - Introduction

00:05:05 - KCR’s unfulfilled promises

00:13:53 - Land acquisition in Jharkhand

00:29:52 - Recommendations



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