Roads to prosperity
The refurbishing of roads in rural Bengal has occurred through a silent revolution that churned through the agrarian hinterlands reducing mortality and propelling employment opportunities, writes Tarun Goswami.
Sufia Sardar, a 25-year-old woman who experienced sudden and intense labour pain, was taken to the Block Primary Health Centre in the Sundarbans, where, on the next morning, she gave birth to a male child. On two previous occasions, Sardar had given birth to stillborn babies as she could not reach the health centre on time.
Ananda Rajak, who was bitten by a snake, got a new lease of life after he arrived at the health centre in due time before his situation worsened.