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Border villages deserted

Since adolescence, Tappar Singh, 52, a resident of Kunja village in Chamoli district had been involved in farming. But now he runs a small sweets shop in Galnau, a hamlet en route to Gairsain. Heading a family of four, Singh says farming in no longer useful. “No one wants to do farming, we buy everything from the market,” he says. His elder son has already left for Delhi in search of a job [more]