Tag: BPL

Self-Help groups unable to reach their potential

/ October 6, 2022

In Udaipur village of Harhua block of Varanasi district, the Mahalaxmi Self Help Group was formed 3 years ago, but they could not operate independently, because of the high handedness of the village head and the laxity of the Government officials.

IMPACT: 600 families get Ration

/ April 10, 2014

Reena joined the IndiaUnheard Community Correspondents’ team in Bihar in July 2013. She came in with a rich experience of working on issues in her community through the localJan Jagran Shakti Sanghatan (JJSS), an organization that mobilizes people to ask the government for better facilities. Since 2012, her work has...

Sita and Twenty Widows Appeal for Widow Pension in Bihar

/ February 10, 2017

Makulal, a poor widow of Bihar has not received any widow pension fund under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) since her husband died a decade ago. She would earlier do manual labour for a living, but her failing health has forced her to stop working. She and her young...

85-years-old Widow Deprived of Pension

/ March 4, 2016

85-year-old Sindhu Bala Pradhan has not been receiving her old age pension since past 5 years. In 2005, her name was suddenly struck of the BPL list which led to cancellation of her pension too. She lives with her son in Kamalpur village of Sagar block in South 24 Parganas....

Leaking subsidies; deprived poor

/ January 27, 2015

January 27; Ghariyaband, Chattisgarh In India’s hinterland, corruption related to the ration cards is quite common. For the simple reason that it can help obtain subsidised food grains, people try to get their hands on BPL ration cards, even if they aren’t entitled. This leads to deprivation on the part...

A Decade of Negligence

/ May 12, 2014

Don't be fooled by the smile on their faces, they have learnt to deal with government negligence the hard way. CC Halima Ejaz's first ever video brings to light, the plight of over 120 families still trying to access basic amenities and benefits from government schemes in Jharkhand, even after...

Poor Identification Of The ‘Poor’

/ February 17, 2014

About 160 families living in Chotibhesdira village, Katihar district, Bihar have not received their Below Poverty Line cards. VV-PACS Community Correspondent Navita from Katihar, Bihar reports on the condition of this community. “People who have tractors and land, they are getting Below poverty line cards & people who don’t even...

Community Demands Action

/ January 28, 2014

‘ There are many families like Renu Devi who have been denied a BPL card just like that. If they don’t get the support that is meant for them, then who does gets it? ‘ says Community Correspondent Reena from Katihar District in Bihar. Reena documents how the community in...