Tag: Bihar

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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.

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The Ordeal of Getting a Disability Certificate in Rural India

 
/ July 20, 2018

55 percent of persons with disabilities in Bihar do not have disability certificates, and the reasons range from tedious processes to stigma and apathy.

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Bamboo Poles As Electricity Poles in this Bihar Village

 
/ July 4, 2018

While the government blows its own trumpet claiming rural electrification milestones, the case of Brahampuri, makes one question the quality of such public amenities.

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Bihar Government’s Blindspot on the Arsenic Poisoning Map

 
/ May 11, 2018

Alarming groundwater arsenic levels are spelling a death sentence in Bihar. In West Champaran, where the arsenic levels are higher than the accepted levels, there is neither prevention or cure.