Tag: Chhattisgarh (Indian State)

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Dam and Development Drown Livelihoods of Indigenous People in Chhattisgarh

 
/ July 7, 2017

The people living on the banks of the Kelo Dam are risking their lives to go to school and find work. Imagine sending your child to school wading and swimming through several feet of water. This is the reality across the villages on banks of the Kelo river in Chhatisgarh....

Human Rights Day in the World’s Largest ‘Democracy’

 
/ December 10, 2013

What do a teacher, cultural activist and human rights worker have in common? They can all be branded anti-state elements and be jailed. Just like the people whose testimonies you will watch in the below videos. “I was just a teacher trying to educate tribal children in our area. Why...

Another law fails in implementation: Tribals fight for their rights under FRA

 
/ July 29, 2015

Sornaman Village, District Gariaband, Chattisgarh | Reena Ramteke The Forest Rights Act (FRA) along with the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Actis a cornerstone of Indian grassroots democracy. They give forest dwelling communities and individuals a final say with regards to land use. When it came into power in 2006,...

Russian Roulette on the Road

 
/ March 27, 2015

27th March 2015 | Tamnar Block, Raigarh District, Chhattisgarh | Rajesh Gupta Suberam Yadav lost his young school-going son in a road accident, one that should not have happened. The accident took place on a 7 km long road between Saraipalli and Gerwani villages, a route now frequented by trucks,...

Unique Wedding Celebrations!

 
/ March 10, 2015

10th March 2015| Jangjir-Champa, Chhattisgarh| Vrinda Azad This video documents a unique cultural practice where young children are married-off in a community ceremony. The ritual has particular importance for young girls as they are supposed to participate in this ceremony before puberty. Community Correspondent Vrinda Azad, who is from Chhattisgarh...

One Billion Rising: Women of Chattisgarh fight for equal pay after eviction

 
/ February 9, 2015

February 9; Bilaspur, Chattisgarh   The National Thermal Power Corporation, that is based in Sipat village, produces 3000 megawatts of electricity everyday. The plant is built on land belonging to the farmers, who were evicted too. Left without the land to farm on, men and women from surrounding villages are...

Wanted: An Anganwadi for our children!

 
/ July 25, 2014

For many in India, government schemes come after a long wait and a hard fight. The 42 children in remote Parivachhapar village in Chhattisgarh have learnt this lesson early in life. They have no access to a government run child-care or anganwadi centre which is supposed to provide them with...