India's Migration to the Cities

Dharigaon, a tiny village in the northern state of Uttaranchal stretches no more than a kilometer from start to finish. Though hauntingly beautiful - surrounded by misty meadows and the contiguous Garhwal hills - it is equipped with only rudimentary infrastructure: a ramshackle water pump, a dirty public toilet and a primary school teaching up to standard five. The main occupation of the men folk is agriculture and cutting forest wood which barely sustains families.

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