Tag: Bihar

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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...

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Dowry-Related Violence Kills Over 20 Women in India Daily

 
/ March 5, 2018

The highest number of crimes against women in India is because of “cruelty” by the husband or his family, with a dismal conviction rate.

Project Potential: Boosting Entrepreneurship at the Grassroot Level

 
/ December 29, 2017

Based in Bihar’s Kishanganj, Project Potential aims to promote entrepreneurial skills at the village level to tackle unemployment.

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Rikhiyasan Rath: The Journey from Oppression to Knowledge

 
/ December 18, 2017

A mobile learning centre is bringing hope to a subjugated caste across rural Bihar.

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The Lost Boys of Arwal

 
/ October 25, 2017

Four families have been waiting for two years for their children to return as the police twiddles its thumbs.

Police Apathy and Stigma: Why Human Trafficking in India Continues Unabated

 
/ July 19, 2017

Everyday over 400 women and children go missing in India. Most of them remain untraced.

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12% GST on Menstrual Hygiene Products: Rural Women Speak Out

 
/ July 14, 2017

Caught between the expense of sanitary napkins and the stigma of menstrual blood, rural women are left without viable, unhygienic options and those suffering from reproductive tract infection are often led to believe that hysterectomy is their only option.