The Fallen Village

Ambai Bujurga village in the Kara block of Kaushambi district, Uttar Pradesh is slowly getting popular as the ‘fallen village’ due to the sheer number of deaths, occurring due to lack of a proper road or even a rough path. For lack of a better word, the ‘roads’ are rowdy, slimy and muddy. ‘Not only there is a lack in basic infrastructure but also a hazard to the heath and safety of the residents’ says community correspondent Mahesh, who is reporting from the ground.

Ambai Bujurga is home to 1000 people, out of which more than 200 families are dalits, who are often mistreated in the name of untouchability. Many village heads have changed but there hasn’t been even a gravel road for 20 years. Mahesh documents testimonies of people who have lost friend or family and are suffering themselves because of the miserable condition of the ‘road’.

The community demands not only a basic infrastructure element but also the safety of their children, friends and family.

 

To help the community, please call Karan Singh Yadav – +91 8756832668, the head of Ambai Bujurga village, asking him to redress the appeal of the villagers and build a road to prevent any further loss.


 
About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to highlight voices from the margins, providing skills to social communicators to provide advocacy tools to community based organizations.

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