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Illegal Sand Mining Wreaking Havoc on the Banks of the Narmada

 
/ June 27, 2017

The brazen sand mafia was looting 300 tonnes of sand per day destroying the environment and ecosystem around the Narmada. Things have turned around with activists from the Narmada Bachao Andolan stepping in.

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Fifty Families in Maharashtra have no Houses, Just Toilets

 
/ June 23, 2017

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana promises houses for all by 2019 in Maharashtra. This is a cruel joke for 50 families living out of tents for the past thirty years in Risod.

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Expansion of Sanjay National Park, Madhya Pradesh Set to Displace 15000 indigenous Dwellers

 
/ June 19, 2017

7 villages are set to be evacuated for the expansion of the Sanjay National Park in Madhya Pradesh, ostensibly for wildlife conservation.

Meet Rohtak’s Only Woman Motorcycle Mechanic

 
/ June 21, 2017

In a state infamous for crimes against women, Mukesh Devi, the only woman automobile mechanic, is running her repairing business with aplomb.

200 Villagers hold Authorities Accountable for Lack of Work Under MGNREGA

 
/ June 16, 2017

In a small drought affected village in Uttar Pradesh, the community came together to solve systemic bureaucratic apathy and wrested the employment guaranteed under MGNREGA.

Fasting for Spouse’s Long Life? It’s a Woman’s Duty!

 
/ June 14, 2017

The Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti sees women fast and pray for their husbands’ well-being. Why is there no similar ritual for men?

What’s in a Name – Identity, Respect and Patriarchy

 
/ June 12, 2017

The patriarchal politics of names and women's identity. Join the discussion on Twitter @videovolunteers on June 13, 1-2 PM.

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In an Electrified Village Eleven Families Continue to Live in Darkness

 
/ June 12, 2017

Atal Jyoti Yojana has failed to deliver on its promise of 24 hours supply of power to eleven households in rural Madhya Pradesh. Every month Lallan Singh receives an electricity bill. The catch is that he has no access to electricity. Singh and ten other families in Sariha, a village...