In the Katihar district of Bihar state, 60 families are staying in shanties next to the State Highway. But they have to be relocated, because of the Highway expansion project, and that is the issue.
Goreti Kujur, a video journalist for Video Volunteers from Jharkhand, is quite popular in her neighborhood. The villagers, especially women, approach her when they have issues with availing government schemes.
The villagers of Patiraj Gura, comprising mostly landless and daily wage labourers, are in dire situation due to a technical glitch of this mechanism.
Meet Anil Kumar Saroj, our Community Correspondent from Bhadoi district in Uttar Pradesh who has proved that one does not need to put on a mask, wear a bodysuit or take the law into their own hands to fight for the rights of neglected communities and give them their dues.
The ageing population of India is struggling to survive the pandemic as many have no active welfare schemes in their name. Some have also stopped receiving their monthly pensions ever since the pandemic began.
Free ration under a central government scheme remains a distant dream for this marginalised community in Varanasi.