Tag: Bihar

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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.

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Bihar’s Double Whammy of Floods and Droughts

 
/ April 20, 2018

Owing to climate change and erratic rain cycles, farmers in Bihar’s West Champaran are reeling from the loss of crops to floods and droughts, and from the hefty debt that they are now entrapped in.

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Human Trafficking Racket Brought to a Halt

 
/ March 28, 2018

When Navita Devi uncovered a massive trafficking racket in Katihar, Bihar, she was threatened by the traffickers and the local village council leader. But thanks to her persistence, a woman responsible for trafficking over a 100 people is finally behind bars.  Janki Kumari was a student in the sixth grade...