August 2016

Varanasi village suffers due to fake elections promises

 
/ August 31, 2016

  “Just before the elections, the pradhan (village head) had promised us that when he wins, he will give us water, toilets and other basic amenities so that we can live with facilities,” recalls Satish Kumar of Udaypur, a village just 10 kms from Varanasi city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s...

Bihar Government is yet to pay compensation to Fire-affected households

 
/ August 30, 2016

A fire broke out at midnight in a hamlet in West Champaran district of Bihar unknown to its resident, burning three houses down to the ground, leaving its poor residents homeless and without any belongings. “We’ve lost everything in the fire; Rs. 10,000 worth cash and jewellery, 50 kgs of wheat, 1.5 quintals...

Oppression on oppressed

 
/ August 29, 2016

This video was made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent. Community Correspondents come from marginalised communities in India and produce videos on unreported stories. These stories are ’news by those who live it.’ they give the hyperlocal context to global human rights and development challenges. See more such videos at...

Impact: Widow Pension Helps Woman Take up farming in Jharkhand

 
/ August 29, 2016

Sikranti Devi is a rural woman’s role model today. A widow since eight years, and partially blinded, Sikranti has taken life in stride as the head of her household. By becoming a farmer in Jamdih Bardanr, in rural Jharkhand, she earns her livelihood and educates her five children. But her...

Dalits denied the right to build house

 
/ August 29, 2016

A crime is committed against a  Dalit every 18 minutes, according to a 2010 report by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the prevention of atrocities against Scheduled Castes.                              This is probably the reason why 50 residents of Rajwara village in Bihar are forced to live in thatched huts even...

This village in Bihar has never seen electricity

 
/ August 26, 2016

The village of Keswar Bigha, Bihar was happy when there were electrical poles installed in their village. They thought they will finally see electricity in their homes, and their children will study under an electrical light. However, much of it remained a dream when the electrical poles were left without...

Community Survey

‘If I get pension, I would like to study’ requests a young girl

 
/ August 25, 2016

Chitta Hembrom, 16, is a tribal handicap from Jharkhand who has not received her disability pension since four years. Under Jharkhand state’s  Swami Vivekananda Nishakt Swalamban Protsahan Yojna she is entitled to receive Rs. 400 per month and nor is she receiving the state’s educational scholarship of Rs. 250 per...

Live Wire burns 250 houses in Bihar

 
/ August 24, 2016

A fire broke out in a sleepy hamlet of Dumari, Bihar in the middle of an April afternoon when a live electrical wire snapped, burning 250 makeshift houses down to the ground, leaving its poor residents homeless. “I’ve lost everything in the fire; there is no place to live and nothing to...