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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...

700-year-old traditional Holi of Adivasis of Maharasthra

 
/ March 31, 2016

The peace and tranquility of the villages on the foothills Satpura hill ranges in Maharashtra had taken a back seat for the past 15 days, as the atmosphere was charged with singing and dancing. Members of the Bhil tribe of the Satpura Hill regions from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh...

A Kashmiri Widow’s 20-year long wait for Justice

 
/ March 22, 2016

Munawara’s husband was picked up by the BSF along with few other youths after a crackdown in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on On 7 April 1993. He was shot to death, at point blank range inside a cow shed, along with another youth. His crime? The BSF claimed that the...