Community Correspondents

Dasharathi Behra

Dasharathi Behra

Dashrathi Behera is an activist from Deogarh district, Odisha. He works on issues like farmer’s rights and wants to make videos that help take forward their cause. He is looking forward to using the skills that he has gained at the recent VV training, where he was able to exchange ideas with activists like him,, to bring the voices of his people to a wider public.

Videos from Dasharathi

Odisha’s Wonder Oil Makes These Rural Women Economically Independent

 
/ April 21, 2017

The women of Bijogri village, Odisha are becoming independent after having mastered an age-old art of making a wonder oil from the flowers of Mahua, an Indian tropical tree.

Seeds of Life: A Quiet Revolution is Underway at the Foothills of Niyamgiri

 
/ April 7, 2017

With help of local organisations, the Panga Kodhs have gone back to traditional, organic, mixed farming methods. Even the forests are benefitting.

Impact: A Functioning Rural Water Supply Scheme!

 
/ March 13, 2014

Community Correspondent Dasarathi Behera shares how he got a working hand pump for 60 families: Makdiasahi is a tiny village in Deogarh, Odisha. The community comprises of about sixty families, most of whom earned their living by braiding & selling ropes made from material sourced from the ample forests of...

How Mahua seeds made rural women independent

 
/ January 3, 2017

“Now we step out of our homes confidently. This is our achievement”. This statement sums up the spirit of euphoria of the members of “Bansidhara Producer Group Of Women”, a Self Help Group formed in Bijgori village of Odisha. Around 36 women members from Bijgori village joined to form Bansidhara...

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...

Elugible 64 year old denied Old Age Pension

 
/ June 1, 2016

Gangi Munda, aged 64 years, lives in Andharikol village of Deogarh district in which 50 families belonging to indigenous adivasi community reside. Gangi , though eligible for pension under Madhu babu Pension Scheme , has been deprived of the benefits of this scheme for years. She has applied more than...

PDS corruption: Villagers had to pay bribe to get rice, which they did not

 
/ April 6, 2016

Employees of Panchayat Office promised rice and took bribes from rural families, Community Correspondent Dasarathi Behera reports from  Deogarh district in Odisha. Ten indigenous tribal families are deprived of getting benefits from welfare schemes of the government in Bhatimunds hamlet. Few of them have been included in the Above Poverty...