March 2015

Siolim Locals Infuriated By Teso Waterfront’s Blatant Legal Violations

 
/ March 21, 2015

The meandering Chapora River, the site of pink and purple sunsets and swaying coconut trees, has become a hotbed of arguments and grievances over the past few years. Local residents of Siolim Vaddy in Goa are infuriated by the multiple inconveniences being caused by Teso Waterfront, a river facing resort...

Impact: Making the Bourgeoisie and Bureaucracy Talk

 
/ March 20, 2015

19th March 2015 | Padmakesarpur village, Odisha | Nitu Chakhia As a tribal woman, Nitu Chakhia has spent far too many years of her life struggling for survival in the urban jungle of Bhubaneswar. Several years of working with her people has convinced her that communities coming together ensures change....

IU Impact: Correspondent claims Community’s right to water.

 
/ March 19, 2015

19th March | Bhalukhol village, Sambalpur district, Odisha | Mamata Patra Bhalukhol is a modest little Munda village of roughly 30 families. In this interview, Mamata Patra describes the daunting distances she traveled & diffident women she encountered as she claimed a community’s right to have easy access to potable...

Impact: Clean drinking water made accessible

 
/ March 18, 2015

18th March 2015 | Bhimatangi village, Khurdha district, Odisha | Nitu Chakia For many communities in India, access to water is riddled with challenges big and small. They jump over hurdles ranging from bad planning to human-made complications such as depleting water tables. In Bhimtangi village, Odisha the community tap...

Is this road or a drain? We’re all a bit confused….

 
/ March 31, 2015

31st March 2015 | Khullashpur village, Ambedkar Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh | Gayatri Residents of this village wade through slush and sewage to travel anywhere. There are no provisions for a drainage system here which means all the dirty water from various pipelines converges on the main road. Upon talking...

Filthy Toilets Push Students Away from School

 
/ March 30, 2015

30th March 2015 | Chapariya Village; Suriyawan Block; Bhadohi District | Anil Kumar Saroj 107 students at this primary school have to defecate in the open as their school has no toilets. They’ve been in a state of disrepair since the past three years and cause an inconvenience not just...

Russian Roulette on the Road

 
/ March 27, 2015

27th March 2015 | Tamnar Block, Raigarh District, Chhattisgarh | Rajesh Gupta Suberam Yadav lost his young school-going son in a road accident, one that should not have happened. The accident took place on a 7 km long road between Saraipalli and Gerwani villages, a route now frequented by trucks,...

Living Near Hell; How Coking Coal is Choking Jharia

 
/ March 26, 2015

26th March | Madra Panchayat, Jharia Block, Dhanbad District, Jharkhand | Bharti Kumari The operations of Bharat Coking Coal Limited, in Jharia Block, have destroyed most signs of a once normal life. Everything is now shrouded under a sick smoke emitting from the coal fires burning in mines underground and...