For the first time in its history, NDTV, one of India’s leading news networks, has covered the rural areas of Ampinagar and Santirbazaar in Tripura. This marks a significant milestone for these underrepresented communities, who have long been neglected and overlooked by the media.
Despite differing opinions on the Tipra Motha movement, there is no denying the impact it has had in bringing attention to the needs and struggles of rural Tripura. Without the efforts of the movement, it is unlikely that NDTV would have ever focused on these areas, and the residents of Ampinagar and Santirbazaar would have remained invisible to the rest of the country.
The coverage by NDTV sheds light on the unique challenges faced by rural communities in Tripura, including limited access to healthcare, education, and basic infrastructure. It also highlights the need for greater investment and attention from the government and media to address these pressing issues.
While the Tipra Motha movement has faced criticism, it cannot be denied that it has brought much-needed attention to the plight of rural Tripura. The coverage by NDTV is a testament to the impact that activism can have in raising awareness and catalyzing change.
The coverage of Ampinagar and Santirbazaar by NDTV marks a turning point for rural Tripura and serves as a reminder of the importance of giving a voice to marginalized communities. It is our hope that this coverage will inspire further action and investment to address the challenges faced by rural Tripura and bring about meaningful change.