It has been 70 years since India became independent, but life in Van Gram village of Gorakhpur district is stuck in the pre-independence era. The village has no roads, no schools and no water supply. All the efforts of development in the village are thwarted by the Forest Department.
A Facebook journalist for The Quint presents his report from the ground.
With inputs from Manoj Singh
Producer: Anubhav Mishra
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