Tag: Bihar (Indian State)

What does it take to make the government work?

 
/ January 16, 2015

January 16; Darbhanga, Bihar Most often, to get the government machinery working, all that is required is a nudge in right direction. For many in India’s poorest communities factors like caste and class stand in the way of approaching officials and getting things done. It was therefore that nobody in...

IMPACT: Villagers take back community land from corrupt headman

 
/ December 19, 2014

A quiet village on the border of India and Nepal, Semri-Dumri is a sleepy hamlet where nothing seems to happen. A paved road blends solemnly into sand a few miles behind the vaguely identifiable border. Motorcycles that pass through can be heard from a distance, along with the stones rattled...

Impact: Relief for Bihar’s Flood Survivors

 
/ May 16, 2014

Katihar is a district of Bihar cradled by the Mahananda, Kosi & the most revered river of India, the Ganga. Mostly dependent on agriculture, the farmers of Katihar are inundated regularly by the very waters, which sustain them. In this interview, Reena speaks of the implications of living in flooded...

Healthcare fails pregnant women in Bihar

 
/ October 5, 2015

Sikkat, Katihar, Bihar | Reena Devi The pregnant women in Sikkat, Ward no. 3, Bihar are not being provided with proper healthcare facilities as expected. Their sufferings were recorded by our Community correspondent Reena Devi.Please call the Sub-divisional officer on  +91-9473191377 and ask him to immediately make sure that pregnant...

No facilities for Pregnant Women

 
/ September 28, 2015

Madva, Bihar | Ashok Paswan Mamta Devi, a mother of a newborn child, failed to receive primary healthcare from the Aanganwadi in her village during the pregnancy of her child.  Mothers in Jamui repeatedly complain of recurrent episodes of giddiness and weakness, and low immunity in their infants. This failure...

5 months without food – Asha reports from Sagarpur, Bihar

 
/ September 3, 2015

The villagers of Sagarpur in Bihar are not getting any ration from the dealer in their village.  Our community correspondent Asha went there to find out the reason behind it. All the villagers belonging to BPL (Below Poverty Line) have the right to get ration every month. Community Correspondents come...

No pension for disabled people in Jahanabad, Bihar – Reports Asha

 
/ August 26, 2015

People with disabilities are entitled to benefits from the Samajik Suraksha Pension Yojna (Social Security Pension Scheme). But a family in Alua Bigha village of Bihar is deprived of the same in spite of having three disabled members. Suamnti Devi does not have a Disability pension card even though she...

Widows in Bihar Seek Financial Stability

 
/ June 25, 2015

25th June, 2015 | Dharaut village, Makhdumpur Block, Bihar | Asha Urmila Devi, is a septuagenarian who lost her husband about four years ago. With no other source of income or financial support she relies squarely on the Laxmibai Social Security Pension Scheme for her survival. However, for the past...