Chattisgarh

Chattisgarh

The Boy who Cooks and Cleans – Gender Equality is not so hard

 
/ November 24, 2016

Rohit helps his mother and sister by doing the household chores, setting an example of gender equality in his patriarchal community.

Farmers wins Land Rights after Three Years of Struggle

 
/ November 16, 2016

Three years back in 2013, tribal farmers of Raigarh, Chhattisgarh had unlawfully lost their lands to a local sponge iron manufacturing factory, Navdurga Pvt. Ltd. The 14 acres worth agricultural land of three farmers was illegally acquired by local land dealers, without informing them their rights under the Forest Rights...

Crumbling Schools in Villages Soldier on Despite the Odds

 
/ October 17, 2016

Whether it be a primary school in Chhatisgarh or a secondary school in Odisha one common factor shines through. Their shining eyes. The children come to school, uniforms clean, with the joy of learning giving them hope for a better future. Their parents take pride in their lessons, even if...

Forest Officials forcibly keep Tribe’s Legal Land Papers

 
/ October 7, 2016

The Baigas, an indigenous community spread across central India were, according to folklore, God’s chosen ones to carry forward the human race in India. The Baigas consider themselves to be servants of the earth and the king of the forests. The peace-loving tribe is known for its’ respect for nature,...

Awaiting Justice: Chhattisgarh’s tribal residents’ FRA rights under attack

 
/ September 26, 2016

The ancient tribe of Baiga has been residing in Chhattisgarh’s jungles since times unknown treating the Earth as their mother, and nature as their Gods. The earliest written records of the tribes’ existence in Central India, was recorded in 1867, by a Captain Thompson. Ever since Chhattisgarh was carved out...

After Six Years of wait for Government help, Bundeli’s House crumbles

 
/ September 14, 2016

  Bundeli, a 65-year-old woman from Chhattisgarh is living like a refugee in someone else’s backyard. All her worldly belongings are bundled up in a small sack by the side of her bed, a space on a bare  ground. But Bundeli once had a house up until September 10, 2016...

After Six Years of wait for Government help, Bundeli’s House crumbles

 
/ September 14, 2016

  Bundeli, a 65-year-old woman from Chhattisgarh is living like a refugee in someone else’s backyard. All her worldly belongings are bundled up in a small sack by the side of her bed, a space on a bare  ground. But Bundeli once had a house up until September 10, 2016...

International Literacy Day : Children study in a crumbling school

 
/ September 8, 2016

Dedicated to getting an education, children and teachers at this government primary school in Chhattisgarh sit for classes in a crumbling school building. The school has been under construction for over 10 years, but the neglectful attitude of government authorities has still kept this building as a work in progress....