136th recipient – Gurgaon – “Whenever elections are approaching we are promised too many things for our better living and betterment of India,

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136th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle- Gurgaon Chapter):

“Whenever elections are approaching we are promised too many things for our better living and betterment of India, but nothing much is done for our farmers and the ground reality is that …”

Sukumar Patro (34)

Malee/Gardener (in our society- Orchid Petals, Gurgaon)

Sukumar Patro was a farmer in Sundarban, 24 Parganas in West Bengal, he has two daughters one 5 years old and the other one 8 years old.

He used to grow vegetables and seasonal crops in his farm, from farming he could earn hardly 3000-4000 per month. Not to mention how hard it is to bring up the family of four people in this income and continue the school for kids.

Three months ago Patro and his wife decided to leave farming and come to Gurgaon to earn their living, leaving their daughters in the village with other relatives…

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The original purpose of this blog was promoting city cycling and popularizing urban green belt corridors, which it did for it's first one and a half year, since the year of it's launch - 2014. Now-a-days, that is, since the last two years, I haven't been city commuting on my bike, thanks to my city earning the world's most air polluted region title. And thanks to the redesigning of City roads, those are forked under construction since last six months, loosing a green cover of a whooping 9,100+ trees and the rising construction dust hazards. And lastly thanks to El nino of 2015 and El nina of 2016. I don't know if I have missed any other reason. The theme of the blog, hence, changed, into a bit of my own ramblings covering topics, such as - my travel blogging, Social issues in India, Climate change & biodiversity conservation.

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