Jharkhand

Jharkhand

Tribal Students Let Down by Administration

 
/ March 7, 2017

Torakel Village, Khunti District, Jharkhand | Amita Tuti For many in the Naxal afflicted areas of Khunti District Jharkhand, education carries a hope that the next generation will live better lives. In a Primary School in the district, these hopes come quickly crashing down as studies get affected by the...

ARTICLE 17: Our First Call to the National Commission of Scheduled Castes

 
/ March 7, 2017

ARTICLE 17 is a campaign launched by Video Volunteers on April 14th, 2012, to urge the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, to prosecute cases of untouchability.

Anganwadi without basic amenities and Water

 
/ March 2, 2017

“There is a toilet within the Anganwadi, but it is not fit for use.” The neglect faced by Moreng Uraav Ttoli Anganwadi Centre, which is considered as a model Anganwadi (courtyard shelter) centre in Gumli district of Jharkhand doesn’t just end at dysfunctional toilets. This model Anganwadi, which has 35...

Jharkhand’s Adivasi experts on Rainwater Harvesting

 
/ February 8, 2017

In the hills of Jharkhand reside the ancient tribe called the Sauria Paharias (hill dwellers). This Scheduled Tribe, considered as one of the oldest dwellers of the Santhal Pragana division – a largely tribal-dominated area of the state. They largely keep away from mainstream population and depend on agriculture, which...

Jharkhand’s Adivasi experts on Rainwater Harvesting

 
/ February 8, 2017

In the hills of Jharkhand reside the ancient tribe called the Sauria Paharias (hill dwellers). This Scheduled Tribe, considered as one of the oldest dwellers of the Santhal Pargana division – a largely tribal-dominated area of the state. They largely keep away from mainstream population and depend on agriculture, which...

Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan – A Legacy of Unfinished Toilets?

 
/ January 19, 2017

One of the most applauded, publicised and actually needed social welfare programs is the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Gramin). This program is targeted toward the villages of our country that house around three-fourth of India’s population. It aims to provide comprehensive sanitation coverage such as toilets and rid our villages from...

Kisan Credit Card Scam unearthed in Jharkhand

 
/ January 13, 2017

The Kisan Credit Card (KCC) intends to help farmers who are economically weak to take credit at lesser rates to buy seeds, fertilizers and other important things needed for irrigation and farming. But what happens when a hopeful farmer is scammed by the very bank official who appeared as a...

A walk into the jungle is still the only accessible toilet

 
/ January 11, 2017

For the women of a remote village in Jharkhand, a walk into the nearby forests is still the only way they can answer nature’s call. Because the much-promised bathrooms to be constructed for every village in India has still eluded them. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched in 2014 with much...