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Ashok Paswan

Ashok Paswan

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Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana – A welfare scheme or scam?

 
/ May 17, 2017

More than 1800 women of Jamui district, Bihar have not yet received their entitlement under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana, since September 2013.

SUCCESS: Access to water after 30 years

 
/ September 16, 2014

Ashok Paswan from Bihar joined the Video Volunteers’ team in February 2013. He is a strong young Dalit activist in his area and works extensively on empowering young people from his community.  He is a team member at the BR Ambedkar Student’s Forum. In the following interview he shares how...

No facilities for Pregnant Women

 
/ September 28, 2015

Madva, Bihar | Ashok Paswan Mamta Devi, a mother of a newborn child, failed to receive primary healthcare from the Aanganwadi in her village during the pregnancy of her child.  Mothers in Jamui repeatedly complain of recurrent episodes of giddiness and weakness, and low immunity in their infants. This failure...

No facilities to learn

 
/ June 30, 2014

The Right to Education Act 2010 ensures that schools provide basic facilities relating to education such as an adequate number of teachers, midday meals, drinking water and toilets.  Not too much to ask right?  Wrong.  Welcome to overpopulated, corrupt India.  This is a scenario repeatedly reported by our VV-Correspondents.  However,...

10 Years No Ration

 
/ June 11, 2014

An annoyed resident Suma Devi informs us, “It has been 10 years since I got married but our ration cards have not been made yet.  Everybody excluding us got their ration cards, why are we not getting ours?”   Call to Action: This is the question asked by 25 families...