Videos from Shikha
Ahead of Summer, Jharkhand is Facing Acute Water Crisis
The once green Jharkhand, filled with dozens of rivers and tributaries and natural springs is slowly drying up.
Correspondent Shikha in Conversation with Human Rights Activist, Hiralal Pahadia
On Human Rights Day, we got in touch with an activist who is fighting against exploitaion and solving problems of his community for over a decade.
Trafficked and Sold from One Man to Another, Minor Finally Returns Home
Nati was one of the 130 children who go missing and often fall victim to trafficking every day in India. Sold for 70,000 rupees, she was forcibly married and abused for a year before she managed to come back home.
Escape from Trafficking: 16 year old rescued from trafficking racket
Behulia Paharin of Boriya village, Sahebgani went missing in May 2014. Correspondent Shikha made a video about the issue and showed it to Boriya police officers but no action was taken.
A widow cheated by villagers of her compensations
The marginalised and tribal people in rural India, women in particular, are largely unaware of their rights and entitlements under various state and national schemes. The primary reasons for this are the lack of education, awareness of schemes and guidance to help them claim their rights. Under such circumstances, the knowledgeable...
‘If I get pension, I would like to study’ requests a young girl
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...
Sand instead of Cement used for constructing houses under Indra Awas scheme
Families spend nights scared of their houses collapsing down on them as sand was used instead of cement to build houses in Jharkhand. These houses were built under the Indira Gandhi Awas Yojana (IAY), one of the many programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development in India. IAY deals with...
Jharkhand: The school which always remains shut
India is one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. It is also poised to be the youngest nation in terms of its population by 2020. However, India also has the largest number of illiterates in the world, at 37 percent of the global total. In the past...