Tag: Bihar

Live Wire burns 250 houses in Bihar

 
/ August 24, 2016

A fire broke out in a sleepy hamlet of Dumari, Bihar in the middle of an April afternoon when a live electrical wire snapped, burning 250 makeshift houses down to the ground, leaving its poor residents homeless. “I’ve lost everything in the fire; there is no place to live and nothing to...

Toddy makers of Bihar wary of selling country-beer after alcohol ban

 
/ August 23, 2016

For thousands of people, mostly men, in rural Bihar, toddy is regarded as the poor man’s beer. Toddy, locally called Tadi, is considered as a natural juice,made from the sap of palm tree. It has been a favourite of villagers who throng toddy-makers in the evening to drink the mildly...

Inactive Sub-health Centre in Bihar turned into a store-room

 
/ August 23, 2016

Ram Subhagram’s polio-stricken father withers in pain as he lies in the sub-health centre in Pranpur, Bihar hoping that a doctor comes to visit him soon and relieves him of the pain. But Ram knows that the wait is indefinite. While Health Ministry guidelines state that a sub-health centre is...

Impact: 3,000 people of Bihar got overdue pension due to one woman

 
/ August 22, 2016

One woman’s insistence for justice has brought change for almost 3,000 people in Bihar. One year ago Community Correspondent, Tanju Devi, had made a video on year-long pension arrears under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) of citizens in Gaunaha, West Champaran district of the state. Even after repeated pleas with the authorities, the...

Video Volunteers Impact: Women get water

 
/ July 7, 2016

Equipped with the right knowledge and impetus from Video Volunteer’s community correspondent Asha Devi, women of Makarpur, Bihar, approached the Block development Officer of the block and solved the problem, getting the hand-pump fixed within a week; and putting an end to lack of safe, drinking water.   Community Correspondents come from...

Appeal for a roof over their heads

 
/ July 1, 2016

Indira Awaas Yojana, (IAY) which came into effect in 1985 guaranteeing Housing for All for people living ‘Below Poverty Line’ (BPL). Despite the promised financial support and a solid roof over their heads, 15 Dalit families of Khalasi of Buxar district still reside in temporary slums and makeshift accommodations near...

Video Volunteer’ Impact: How a video changed Kamala’s life

 
/ June 27, 2016

Sometimes to bring a change you need a revolution, many times all it needs is just a dialogue. Kamala is an educated young woman from Bihar, who had an aspiration to be an earning woman after completing her degree. However, like many Indian women, her dreams were cut short due...

Video Volunteers’ Impact: Perpetrators of dowry death brought to justice

 
/ June 23, 2016

Savitri, 20, was married for just over a year, when her parents brought her battered body home, in the village of Kursi Narayanpur, Bihar. She was sacrificed for the greed of dowry by her husband and in-laws. During the last scuffle of her life, her in-laws along with her husband...