Jharkhand

Jharkhand

A widow cheated by villagers of her compensations

 
/ November 17, 2016

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...

Ramzan Ansari has no place under the Prime Minister’s Rural Housing Scheme

 
/ November 9, 2016

Imagine living in a house with its’ tile roof all caved in, hardly any shelter from the seasons or the wild animals outside. Come rains, the floors of your house get flooded in rainwaters till knees and your children run to you scared every night it rains. This is the...

Widowed since three years, Harassed by Village Head since three months

 
/ November 7, 2016

What is the importance of Rs 400 to our daily lives in urban cities? A 3g recharge for our phone, a meal at a restaurant (for one) or 16 pieces of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. But in the hinterlands of Jharkhand, Rs 400 means a person’s entire survival for a month. And...

Tribal children of Jharkhand denied Vaccinations since Three years

 
/ November 7, 2016

Children of Jharkhand are being denied necessary vaccinations because of the neglect of the authorities in the area. Deep in Jharkhand’s Gumla district, children have not received the vaccination in their village since three years. The new and expectant mothers of the Kurdega village have requested for a mini-anganwadi (...

Jharkhand’s Food Security Act leaves hungry Tribals to die

 
/ October 21, 2016

Rocha Korwa sits in his hut alone, struggling with a bunch of Tendu leaves, a forest produce, that he will sell in the market for Rs. 10-15 for a bunch. He dreads the walk to the market, his 65-years-old knees struggle to move, making each step painful for Rocha. However,...

Jharkhand’s Food Security Act leaves hungry Tribals to die

 
/ October 21, 2016

Rocha Korwa sits in his hut alone, struggling with a bunch of Tendu leaves, a forest produce, that he will sell in the market for Rs. 10-15 for a bunch. He dreads the walk to the market, his 65-years-old knees struggle to move, making each step painful for Rocha. However,...

Storm-hit village awaits compensation since five months

 
/ October 5, 2016

On a sunny Saturday, Harilal Yadav was idling around in the verandah of his mud hosue when he and his fellow villagers faced the wrath of nature. A strong rain-storm hit his village, Sarhuwa in Jharkhand and within 30 minutes left a trail of destruction behind. The village wore an...

Jharkhand Mothers cross forests for childrens’ vaccination

 
/ September 29, 2016

The lack of state medical facilities in the hinterlands of Jharkhand has the tribal mothers worried about the health of their young ones. The Lopongtandi village of Ramgarh district in Jharkhand has a tribal population of 450 residents, amongst which 56 are children between the age of 0-6 years. The...