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.

Let our love abide: Bismarque Dias

 
/ December 10, 2015

“Be Kind, Live Kind…together we can make a difference.” This video is a tribute to Bismarque Dias, his fiery spirit, and his unending love for his Mother, Goa. In his early days, Bismarque spent his time as a priest inspiring young people across Goa to voice their opinions and concerns....

IMPACT: The Evidence and the Action

 
/ September 2, 2015

A well, money for which was allocated 1.5 years ago under the MGNREGA scheme, was never completed. When our CC made a video of this and showed it to the officers concerned, the well was completed in a week’s time. Watch the  video report and share your views with us...

A domineering man hides the village handpump | IMPACT

 
/ August 6, 2015

Badasangrah, Madhupur District, Jharkhand | Mukesh Rajak The government has adopted several schemes for distribution of water in rural India. But even after the schemes are implemented the villagers suffer due to acts of people who try and sabotage these facilities. In Badasangrah village there is a handpump which had...

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Rural Pensioners of India Get a Raw Deal

 
/ March 8, 2017

Indian society prides itself on respecting elders, but the old-age pension hardly translates that respect into help.

IMPACT | Curbing the man Elephant Conflict

 
/ June 4, 2015

4 June 2015 | Torpa, Jharkhand | Amit Topno  In this interview, Community Correspondent Amit Topno speaks of how his video on rampaging elephants in his village resulted in villagers mobilizing funds to purchase 15 torches that would help them locate and disperse these elephants. His advocacy efforts also led...

Impact: Power to the people

 
/ April 27, 2015

Power to the People In 2005 the Government of India launched a nation-wide scheme to ensure rural electricity infrastructure and electrification of all households with special provisions and  subsidies for underprivileged households. In this interview, Arti Bai details how a little camera coupled with a lot of determination has successfully...

Kanhar Damned

 
/ April 17, 2015

 Local police opened-fire at a gathering of 1500 people protesting the construction of the Kanhar Dam at 7 am on 14th April. Residents of the area, a majority of whom aretribals and Dalits, have been at loggerheads with the administration since 1973 when the Dam was originally conceived as an...

Court issues interim stay order on golf course

 
/ July 31, 2015

While this interim stay has brought much needed relief to the residents of Tiracol, the Court’s additional ruling allows Leading Hotels Ltd. to build two model villas in an area of little over 700 square metres, with a clear specification that “the nature of the land was not to be...