Light Up Odisha: Kanakchori

Kabita, a student who lives in Kanakchori Village in Debgarh District Odisha struggles with her school workload as she is unable to study in the evenings.

The absence of electricity in this village has left many a student exasperated. Community Correspondent Dasarati reports on the failure of the Biju Gram Jyoti Yojana, Odisha’s main rural electrification scheme.

His video along with several others will form the evidence for an RTI application (Right to Information) being filed by IndiaUnheard Community Correspondents asking why the scheme has not delivered the promised electricity to families living below the poverty line.

Call to Action: Please call Mr Surendra Chandra Pradhan, the Block Development officer on 08895450900 and ask him to ensure that Kabita and her friends receive the electricity they are owed.

World Youth Skill Day: “Sustain Ancestral Skill or Earn Livelihood?” Question Next Gen Banaras Weavers

 
/ July 15, 2019

On World Youth Skill Day, young weavers from Banaras talk about their dilemma between sustaining their ancestral skill of weaving or earning a better livelihood with a different skill. 

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Living Cultures: The ‘Zagor’ of Goa

 
/ July 9, 2019

In tradition to appease their gods, the indigenous Gowda tribe in Goa celebrates a colorful festival called Zagor.

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