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.

Clean water supply made possible in a Mumbai slum | IMPACT

 
/ November 13, 2015

‘People spit and dogs urinate in these water lines, and we have no option but to fill water from these lines. This water is not even suitable for animals and yet we are forced to drink this water’.For nearly 15 years, this was the condition of residents of the Rahul...

Displaced in 2007, Waiting for Compensation in 2015: A Bihar Story

 
/ November 10, 2015

The 2007 Bihar flood was described by the United Nations as the worst flood in the history of Bihar. The flood affected 2.3 million people in the Northern part of Bihar. Each monsoon, the rivers eat away people’s land while the government eats away their psyche by not providing compensation...

Under 14 Football Captain struggles for proper shelter

 
/ October 29, 2015

West Champaran, Bihar | Tanju Devi  Soni Kumari was part of India women under-14 team that won the Asian Football Confederation Tournament in 2013. Now she is the captain of the Under-14 Indian Football team. The government should take some initiatives to develop such rising stars but unfortunately, the government...

IMPACT: A health center reopens for villagers in Jamdih, Jharkhand

 
/ October 15, 2015

Under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), each Sub-Centre is required to be manned by at least one Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) / Female Health Worker and one Male Health Worker. In the village of Jamdih in Jharkhand, there was no ANM that would come regularly. In this video you see...

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.