WHO LIVE IT
Once classified as criminals, nomadic communities are still untouched by social welfare schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
Lavo Mandri is a traditional art of weaving mats from Goa. Once almost extinct, Banglanatak workshops are breathing life into it.
An elderly woman in Jharkhand is forced to pick leaves and weave baskets for a measly income, despite being entitled to a monthly payment under the Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme.
In rural Madhya Pradesh, the Jai Bharat Shikshan Sansthan is helping communities get closely involved in local self-governance.
In 14 villages under 8 Panchayats in Tamnar Block of Chhatisgarh, Adani is eyeing over 115 acres of land and forests to mine coal.
Based in Bihar’s Kishanganj, Project Potential aims to promote entrepreneurial skills at the village level to tackle unemployment.