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Pushing for a Brighter Future

 
/ January 14, 2014

‘There has been no electricity in the Lakhapur village of Jamui District in Bihar. We have been trying for almost 10 years now and still haven’t got any sign of power coming to our village.’ says Community Correspondent Ashok who is also a resident of this village. While most cannot...

Schemes and Dreams of Electricity

 
/ January 14, 2014

“We live in an age when all our work depends on electricity. If we had electricity in this village we’d have better employment opportunities”, says Rooplal, a resident of Kauwajhar village in Madhya Pradesh. Rooplal’s village has not seen electricity for at least 25 years. VV-PACS Correspondent Surjiya Paraste reports...

Rowdy Road

 
/ January 13, 2014

The main road which connects the Pandeypur area of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to rest of the district has been in the worse of shapes for 4 years. This route is used by more than 5000 people twice a day at least. Add to that the buses going in and...

The Fallen Village

 
/ January 13, 2014

Ambai Bujurga village in the Kara block of Kaushambi district, Uttar Pradesh is slowly getting popular as the ‘fallen village’ due to the sheer number of deaths, occurring due to lack of a proper road or even a rough path. For lack of a better word, the ‘roads’ are rowdy,...

The Road to Ration

 
/ January 10, 2014

875 people reside in Takhtpur village but only 135 people have BPL cards. They have to walk 4 km to another village, to access the Ration Distributor. It is just not the distance but the terrible condition of the way, which makes it even more difficult to carry ration back...

Divided by Caste While Thanking God | Article 17

 
/ January 7, 2014

People from the lower Chamar Caste perform their rituals of the Chhat celebrations away from people of the upper castes. The Chhat prayers are to thank the sun god for sustaining life. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create...

Discrimination During Festival | ARTICLE 17

 
/ January 7, 2014

VV-PACS Community Correspondent Gyanti Kumari from Siwan district, Bihar reports on the often unseen and mostly unreported untouchability practiced during the Chhath Puja in Bihar. ‘Chhath’ in Bihar is celebrated with a lot of fervor & excitement. But the age old practice of untouchability plays a spoiler for many. “We...