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Media-bias ignores the real story of the Jharkhand community protest at NTPC

 
/ November 22, 2016

On October 1, 2016, newspapers across India flashed the news that four civilians were killed protesting against National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), along with dozens of others who were injured as police opened fire in Jharkhand near Hazaribaug. Most of these reports briefly mentioned that the people fired upon, were...

The fight to save Nature from Mining, by the indigenous of Odisha

 
/ November 21, 2016

The indigenous of Odisha have been on the forefront to defend the abundant nature against the ravages of mining in the state since a decade. From the tribals at the foothills of Niyamgiri hills to the village residents in the plains of Bolangir near the lower Suktel dam, have been...

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...

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...

Disabled elders of Bihar left immobile without Tricycles

 
/ November 15, 2016

When nature calls, he needs to be dragged to the toilet and held, as he finishes the nature’s call. His dignity suffers as much as his body, but who will listen to an old, disabled man? At 55, Ramchandra from Koyli village in Bihar is disabled waist down because of...

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 (...