Tag: Bihar

Bihar’s Saat Nishchay Yojana Cuts a Sorry Picture

 
/ November 27, 2018

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s pet project, the ‘seven commitments’ towards development, does not reach the state’s most disenfranchised communities.

Adivasi Community Denied Forest Rights in the Name of Tiger Conservation

 
/ November 1, 2018

As the government works to keep tiger reserves free from all human activity, Adivasi communities living in reserve precincts struggle to survive.

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Gaya’s Village of Migrant Workers

 
/ October 16, 2018

Out of the 132 families in this Bihar village, at least hundred have seen their younger members migrate in search of work, but not necessarily a better life.

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Agrarian Community in Bihar Affected by Lack of Irrigation Facilities

 
/ September 10, 2018

The central government provides subsidies for micro-irrigation facilities, but the subsidy is not enough in the face of rising debt and the lack of awareness.

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No Road to Development in these Bihar Villages, Literally

 
/ September 3, 2018

The promise of road connectivity has defined the votes of the people of Dasraha and Baruara; their hopes are now pegged on the state government’s “seven commitments.”

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Flood-Affected Farmers Fight for Entitled MNREGA Benefits

 
/ August 20, 2018

While floods in Bihar get some media attention, the effects on the agrarian community are far reaching and need sustainable solutions rather than immediate relief packages.

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Sand Mining in Bihar: An Industry, a Mafia, an Environmental Disaster

 
/ August 3, 2018

Sand mining in the rivers of West Champaran is causing unmitigated floods in the region, year after year. Why is the government not responding?

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Flood-affected Farmers in West Champaran Get Compensation

 
/ July 27, 2018

Floods are a common occurrence in West Champaran, Bihar, but the response mechanism is slow. Here’s how an agrarian community held the government to task.