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Bastar, in Chattisgarh State, India, is well known for their tribal population, and their unique, distinctive cultural heritage. In this area, the tradition of playing Madar has been going on since time immemorial.
In this video, you can see that the Gram Panchayat office in Barbaspur village of Balod district has been in a dilapidated condition for 10 years, in Chattisgarh.
During the monsoons, few interviewees in this video mentioned that the makeshift bridges break, and they have to either repair the bridge in heavy monsoon or a detour which takes considerable time and resources.
In this Video, Community Correspondent Rajesh Gupta, from Raigarh, Capital of Chattisgarh, tells us about the Resource Curse or Paradox of Plenty in his area.
They have been demanding a railway line for passengers for the last 50 years. The Bastar Chambers of Commerce and Industries are also a part of this agitation, together with various local organisations and citizens.
The Buland Bol program is for those members of the community, who would like to raise voices, to change the scenario for betterment and work towards equality and justice.
Pradan (Professional Assistance for Development Action) and a few other local organisations have joined hands and are teaching the youths of 40 panchayats about organic farming.
The ageing population of India is struggling to survive the pandemic as many have no active welfare schemes in their name. Some have also stopped receiving their monthly pensions ever since the pandemic began.