September 2016

Jharkhand Mothers cross forests for childrens’ vaccination

 
/ September 29, 2016

The lack of state medical facilities in the hinterlands of Jharkhand has the tribal mothers worried about the health of their young ones. The Lopongtandi village of Ramgarh district in Jharkhand has a tribal population of 450 residents, amongst which 56 are children between the age of 0-6 years. The...

Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan has not reached these 400 people

 
/ September 28, 2016

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan claims to have constructed around 80 lakhs toilets around the countryside across India yet our Community correspondent Saroj Paraste reports a completely different picture of what is happening in Madhya Pradesh’s hinterlands. Over 250 families are struggling to relieve themselves in dignity as the village’s need for sanitation...

900 families Homeless After Mumbai Demolition Drive

 
/ September 27, 2016

” I have been sleeping on this,” Radhika Gupta tells the camera, pointing at the debris of her house in Nala Sopara, Mumbai. At 65, she, along with 300 other families, has been rendered homeless as the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) razed down their homes, because their buildings were illegal structures on government...

Awaiting Justice: Chhattisgarh’s tribal residents’ FRA rights under attack

 
/ September 26, 2016

The ancient tribe of Baiga has been residing in Chhattisgarh’s jungles since times unknown treating the Earth as their mother, and nature as their Gods. The earliest written records of the tribes’ existence in Central India, was recorded in 1867, by a Captain Thompson. Ever since Chhattisgarh was carved out...

Impact | Teachers Appointed in Bihar School after Seven Years

 
/ September 23, 2016

Three years ago, Md Shehnavaz, a 12-year-old student of Dhanaila Primary School had never seen only two teachers. His classes would happen once in a few days, but it was a new problem. The school was completed in 2007 and catered to over 350 students, mostly from Maha Dalit community,...

Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan fails physically-challenged persons

 
/ September 21, 2016

In an unfortunate accident two years ago left Dinesh Bhuiyan of Jharkhand with one amputated leg and a paralysed hand. “While one leg was amputated, the other leg has limited movement. Since then, I have been unable to earn for my family,” tells Dinesh to Manju Kisku, our Correspondent in...

Bihar Community Collects Money to Repair Its Own Well

 
/ September 20, 2016

In the year 2014, Sahuja Devi, a resident of Bihar would worry about the depleting water in the community well every morning. The government well, the only source of water in Kailashpur village had been lying in a dilapidated condition for two years and would soon crumble. “We requested the...

Bihar Community Collects Money to Repair Its Own Well

 
/ September 20, 2016

In the year 2014, Sahuja Devi, a resident of Bihar would worry about the depleting water in the community well every morning. The government well, the only source of water in Kailashpur village had been lying in a dilapidated condition for two years and would soon crumble. “We requested the...