Tag: Jharkhand

Jharkhand’s Adivasi experts on Rainwater Harvesting

 
/ February 8, 2017

In the hills of Jharkhand reside the ancient tribe called the Sauria Paharias (hill dwellers). This Scheduled Tribe, considered as one of the oldest dwellers...

Jharkhand’s Adivasi experts on Rainwater Harvesting

 
/ February 8, 2017

In the hills of Jharkhand reside the ancient tribe called the Sauria Paharias (hill dwellers). This Scheduled Tribe, considered as one of the oldest dwellers...

Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan – A Legacy of Unfinished Toilets?

 
/ January 19, 2017

One of the most applauded, publicised and actually needed social welfare programs is the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Gramin). This program is targeted toward the villages...

A walk into the jungle is still the only accessible toilet

 
/ January 11, 2017

For the women of a remote village in Jharkhand, a walk into the nearby forests is still the only way they can answer nature’s call....

Mindless deforestation in name of development

 
/ January 4, 2017

Thousands of trees all over Jharkhand, many of them century-old, have been cut for road widening and infrastructure development projects of the State’s administration. Many...

7 widows from one village still don’t receive their pensions

 
/ December 13, 2016

Seven widows, all hailing from a village in Jharkhand called Kanke, have not received their Widow Pension for years. Despite representations to the Block Development...

This school has 550 children here and they need drinking water

 
/ December 7, 2016

In spite of four handpumps and a water pump in the school, the children of Marcha Middle School are still thirsty. There only source of...

Pink is the colour of Resilience – Story of a Single...

 
/ November 25, 2016

Shanti Lakra confidently zooms through the streets of Ranchi, negotiating the pot holes, traffic and surprised onlookers in her pink auto rickshaw. Her passengers, only...