States

Natural water source is on the brink of extinction in Domat, Bihar

 
/ March 7, 2017

Agriculture communities across many villages depend on natural resources to support their farming. The sustenance of these resources is never the priority of the administration. Natural resources may soon be on the brink of extinction.Lachnauta Jumi is a water source situated near Domat village. This water is used for drinking,...

Failed Mission Swatch Bharat | Mir Yaseen reports for KashmirUnheard

 
/ March 7, 2017

The MGNREGA was initiated with the objective of “enhancing livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year, to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work”. But the people of Kushal Village in Uttar Pradesh have...

Three years later, Children get a New School in Chhattisgarh

 
/ January 9, 2017

Shankar Pradhan, 12, attended classes under a thatched roof, in the sweltering heat and rains of Chhattisgarh. Just like 100 other children, he was a student of the only government primary school in the Badwar village, which lay unfinished since three years. “They started the construction four years ago but...

How Mahua seeds made rural women independent

 
/ January 3, 2017

“Now we step out of our homes confidently. This is our achievement”. This statement sums up the spirit of euphoria of the members of “Bansidhara Producer Group Of Women”, a Self Help Group formed in Bijgori village of Odisha. Around 36 women members from Bijgori village joined to form Bansidhara...

Video Volunteers Impact: Women get water

 
/ July 7, 2016

Equipped with the right knowledge and impetus from Video Volunteer’s community correspondent Asha Devi, women of Makarpur, Bihar, approached the Block development Officer of the block and solved the problem, getting the hand-pump fixed within a week; and putting an end to lack of safe, drinking water.   Community Correspondents come from...

Governement turns blind eye towards the manual sacengers

 
/ May 11, 2016

Three young sanitation workers enter a sewer in Dhrangadhra town in Gujarat without any protective gear. This practice of manual cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling, human excreta from dry latrines, open drains or pits  and sewers without protective gear is criminalised by The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and...

30 families struggling to access basic amenities in Jharkhand

 
/ May 9, 2016

30 families cannot access basic amenities as they have not been allotted titles for the forest land they have been living on for 30 years. These families are completely dependent on the forest for their livelihood and as per Forest Rights Act, anyone who has been living and cultivating forest land...