Anti Poverty Programs

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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.

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Waiting for the Promised Pucca House

 
/ August 17, 2018

A family of five living below poverty line in West Bengal has been hoping that their votes will get them a pucca house. Will their fate change with elections next year?

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Living with Food Insecurity in Uttar Pradesh

 
/ July 2, 2018

Many residents of Shivpuri village in Uttar Pradesh are living in vulnerability without the food security that comes with having a ration card.

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Welfare Schemes in India: Housing For All but the Most Vulnerable?

 
/ January 19, 2018

Once classified as criminals, nomadic communities are still untouched by social welfare schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

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...

IMPACT| Old age pension finally started

 
/ December 9, 2015

One year ago I had made a video on villagers from Chatrutar, Dhanbad district of Jharkhand, where senior family members were not receiving their old age pensions. I went to meet the Block Development Officer, Girijanand Kisku, along with my video and a requisition letter for the pensions. He was...

Video Advocacy: MGNREGA

 
/ November 26, 2015

Since 2006, Video Volunteers’ Community Correspondents Network (CCN) – a cadre of 186 community video journalists – have been using their video cameras to highlight issues of injustice affecting their local communities. One of the key thematic areas has been the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Our...

Community Video Monitoring: Demanding Accountability in Education

 
/ November 19, 2015

A year back, children attending the school in Dotto village, in the Nuapada district of Odisha, had an unusual load to carry — huge bottles of clean, drinking water that would last them the whole day. The Right to Education Act guarantees children in government run or aided schools the...