Profile Picture
Dear Pari, India’s first narrative podcast on adoption hosted by parents Rakesh and Priya, will take the listeners through their journey of adopting their daughter while discussing pertinent issues. Parents, adoptees, government officials, anti-trafficking experts on child adoption are part of this series. This series is brought to you by Suno India, a podcast platform for issues that matter. Subscribe on

In the make or break constituency of Nandigram, there are no jobs

West Bengal’s unemployment rate was 17.4% in 2020, less than the national 23.5%. However, for many in Nandigram, employment is a distant dream. To outsiders, it may seem like this is their own doing for protesting so vehemently against industrialisation in 2007. It was their movement against the setting up of a SEZ across 10,000 acres by Indonesia-based Salim group, that changed the political history of West Bengal. It ended 34 years of Left Front rule and led to the victory of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress.

But for people who have raised and slayed governments, they struggle to make ends meet even after all these years. They say they want industrialisation that will provide them jobs, not upend their lives. In fact, there are acres of government land lying empty—reminders of unfulfilled promises of factories by successive governments.

On this episode of The Suno India Show, our reporter Suryatapa Mukherjee brings you a ground report from the most hotly contested seat in the West Bengal elections. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting against her former right hand man in the region, Suvendu Adhikari, who has now joined BJP. But who is to blame for the job crisis in the region? Listen in.

In the make or break constituency of Nandigram, there are no jobs

    Not Post Found!