June 2016

Manjhi 2.0- How a young man found an innovative solution to Dashrathnagar’s water woes

 
/ June 21, 2016

Dashrath Manjhi, a poor labourer from Gehlaur village of Gaya, Bihar shot to fame when a Bollywood movie ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’ captured his life and how he singlehandedly carved a path through a hill. Proud of their local hero, the Bihar government had even declared the movie tax-free...

Cashless and Landless: Tribals oustees of Narmada worry about their future

 
/ June 20, 2016

The Sardar Sarovar Dam has displaced over 41,000 families from the banks of Narmada across Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, since 1985. The Sardar Sarovar Punarvasvat Agency (SSPA) was constituted in 1992, for implementing the Resettlement and Rehabilitation for affected families, but little action has been taken to offer the...

Torture for Dalit for standing up against discrimination

 
/ June 20, 2016

Sanjukta Samal, whose husband works at a Dalit organisation in Jagatshinghpur District of Odisha, was beaten up by the upper caste people, because he was fighting back the discrimination in their village. Her son was robbed of his mobile and moped on his way to home one day. When Sanjukta’s...

Farmer rally for stop farmer suicide in Odisha

 
/ June 15, 2016

“5000 farmers from western Odisha, marched to the main square, Gangadhar Mandap, of Sambalpur city in agitation as Odisha government refuses to link farmer suicides to crop failure. The state inquiry reports state that the farmer deaths are mainly due to family disputes and excessive liquor consumption and not due...

Survivors of Perished Farmers lead a movement against Odisha Govt

 
/ June 30, 2016

5000 farmers from western Odisha, marched to the main square, Gangadhar Mandap, of Sambalpur city in agitation as Odisha government refuses to link farmer suicides to crop failure. The state inquiry reports state that the farmer deaths are mainly due to family disputes and excessive liquor consumption and not due...

Video Volunteers Impact: Thirsty Community of Chainpur gets water supply

 
/ June 29, 2016

At Chainpur village of Jharkhand, over 4,000 households were struggling for water as over 100 hand-pumps of the district had broken down. The residents’ endured dependency on only one hand pump for their daily chores, drinking water and water for their cattle, for two whole years. While there was no...

Chhattisgarh: Rapid Industrialisation Threatens Tribal Livelihood

 
/ June 28, 2016

The rapid industrialisation of Chhattisgarh has disrupted the environmental balance of the region. The livelihoods of the millions of indigenous people that depended on forest resources of the region are at stake, as the forests succumb to industries and mining activities. Rajesh Gupta, Video Volunteer community correspondent captures the loss...

Sand instead of Cement used for constructing houses under Indra Awas scheme

 
/ June 28, 2016

Families spend nights scared of their houses collapsing down on them as sand was used instead of cement to build houses in Jharkhand. These houses were built under the Indira Gandhi Awas Yojana (IAY), one of the many programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development in India. IAY deals with...