Bridging The Gap For Opportunities

Bhavan & Nisada are two nondescript villages tucked away in Begusarai district of Bihar. For people living in these villages travelling to Khagadia is quite a herculean task as there is no proper road or bridge which connects it to other places.  Everyday approximately 50,000 people travel by this route. VV-PACS Community Correspondent Indu Devi from Begusarai district reports. The real problem comes during the monsoons when the river overflows and people have no other option but to travel by Railway Bridge. "This railway bridge is dangerous to walk as the train passes over the bridge every 10 minutes.In almost every 3 days there is an accident" says a disgruntled resident. The residents of the area have made a makeshift bridge out of mud and bamboo, but how long will it last? Basic infrastructure, especially in remote areas, can improve the quality of life & transform peoples' lives. Call to Action: To help you can call Ramanad Ram, Member of Legislative Assembly, Begusarai on 947319930 and ask him to get the bridge between Bhavan & Nisada constructed. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to highlight voices from the margins, providing skills to social communicators to provide advocacy tools to community based organisations.

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