Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

After 40 years, community gets a proper road due to collective action

 
/ December 5, 2016

The village of Dehri Amdana in Madhya Pradesh was cut-off from the rest of the world for 40 years. The only road leading to the village was a narrow muddy path which was highly inaccessible, making it hard for the villagers to travel for their basic necessities and livelihood. Children would...

A Widow and her Children are Homeless

 
/ December 2, 2016

Heavy rains destroyed a widow’s house in Pipariyamal, Madhya Pradesh and the administration is proving to be of no help. She and her children have been homeless for four months.  Help her get a house by calling V A Karnd, the Sub Divisional Magistrate of the area on +91 9424312042 Community...

Narmada Oustees Cry Foul over Administration’s Non-Compliance to Laws

 
/ October 26, 2016

Over 900 people living on the banks of Narmada in Madhya Pradesh are seeking justice for being driven from their ancestral lands for the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) project. The residents of Belkheda village in Badwani district, Madhya Pradesh had their land submerged in 2000 with promises of rehabilitation, land...

Waste-collectors of Madhya Pradesh demand a hike

 
/ October 13, 2016

Safai Karmacharis, the waste collectors of Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh went on a strike in front of Collectorate office for promotion and pay hike. The Safaikarmacharis of the district have been working for the municipality since more than 15 years but have received only a nominal salary of Rs. 3000-3,500 throughout...

A thousand people from Madhya Pradesh have no water

 
/ September 16, 2016

The handpumps of Bilha village, in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh, have hardly pumped water in the past one year. Due to the water scarcity, mothers and young girls of more than 100 families of the village walk over 2 km to fetch water from Kulga, the nearest village. The...

Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan – Half constructed toilets since 2015

 
/ August 4, 2016

Laxmibai explains the appalling work done by government-approved contractors in of Batiyagarh Ward 19, Madhya Pradesh. “The toilets are incomplete since 2015. One pit is made while the other yet remains incomplete,” tells an angry Laxmibai. Due to the incomplete work, Laxmibai has to dispose of the waste of her...

Cashless and Landless: Tribal oustees of Narmada worry about their future

 
/ June 20, 2016

The Sardar Sarovar Dam has displaced over 41,000 families from the banks of Narmada across Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, since 1985. The Sardar Sarovar Punarvasvat Agency (SSPA) was constituted in 1992, for implementing the Resettlement and Rehabilitation for affected families, but little action has been taken to offer the...

The fishing community of Madhya Pradesh suffers due to Narmada Dam

 
/ June 6, 2016

As the sun sets on the Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (MP), an old fisherman recalls the days when his community was bestowed with abundance and prosperity. Madhubhai Machware nostalgically tells Chetan Salve, Video Volunteers’ correspondent, “Before this dam was built, we had led prosperous, happy lives. But in the...