Teens Are Cracking Under Pressure in This Indian State
While the city of Kota is India’s largest hub for college exam coaching centers, it’s also spawned a parallel rehabilitation industry catering to a dark demand, OZY reports. The Rajasthan state capital attracts more than 150,000 students and around $240 million every year, but the intense pressure leads many to alcohol and drug abuse, gang violence and even suicide.
What are the authorities doing about it? Besides staging drug busts, police are also in talks with local coaching institutes to ease the financial burden on troubled drop-outs with an “exit policy.”