Anti Poverty Programs
With an expanding IT sector and an annual economic growth rate of seven percent, India’s growth seems unstoppable. In an effort to keep pace with the economy, the Indian government, in hand with international agencies and private contractors, is undertaking a formidable set of domestic development programs. These programs are aimed at building the networks and facilities that must be in place if the country is to continue to grow. Without these crucial development projects, India’s fast-paced progress could be derailed. However, these projects come with significant and sometimes irrevocable consequences. Many are displaced with little to no compensation. The government’s methods are often highly questionable and many are disenfranchised as a result of Delhi’s national ambitions. In this section, India Unheard community correspondents look into India’s development schemes and programs.
Housing Board Dilemma in Gomia ￼
In Jharkhand's Bokaro district, in Gomia block, East Sasbeda panchayat, the tenants of Housing Board are facing a problem of evictions.
Anomalies in Public Distribution of Rations in Bihar
India has an excellent policy for food security, it is the National Food Security Act of 2013. This act promises and provides subsidisied ration for the people living below the poverty line.
Families forced to live in Shanties
The Community Correspondent (CC) Harishankar found that in Sarvahanpur village of Biswan Block, Sitapur district, Uttar Pradesh, around 80 families are not getting the benefits of PMAY Rural.
Families in Bihar Living Under Extreme Stress of being Forcibly Evicted
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.
Why Is Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) Failing?
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.
Mandatory Linking of Aadhaar to Ration Card Keeping Families Hungry
The villagers of Patiraj Gura, comprising mostly landless and daily wage labourers, are in dire situation due to a technical glitch of this mechanism.
“A government official can suppress petitions but not a video”
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.
Awaz Ho Buland: Old Age Pensions and Surviving the Pandemic
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.