Tag: community mobilisation

Impact

How a Video brought Healthcare Services to Children Suffering from Mumps

 
/ February 19, 2019

A video reporting the outbreak of mumps at a primary school in Uttar Pradesh led to setting up of health camps and ensured that children were treated. Community Correspondent Shabnam Begum produced a video reporting the outbreak of illness at a primary school in Danganj Bidur village, Varanasi. “When we...

200 Village Residents hold Authorities Accountable for Lack of Work Under MGNREGA

 
/ June 16, 2017

In a small drought affected village in Uttar Pradesh, the community came together to solve systemic bureaucratic apathy and wrested the employment guaranteed under MGNREGA.

Buried Under Red Dust: Sonshi Mining Destroys Lives and Livelihoods

 
/ May 19, 2017

As iron ore mining wreaks havoc around Sonshi, the village's residents’ rise to save their home

Community Action Helps Implement Village Panchayat

 
/ September 19, 2016

In India, the Panchayati Raj functions as a system of governance in which gram panchayats, the village councils, are the basic units of local administration. Formalised under the Panchayat Raj Act in 1992 by the 73rd amendment to the Indian Constitution, the village council looks after the development and welfare of the...

Success: Community Gets a Road Back on Track!

 
/ July 20, 2014

The Prime Minister’s Rural Road Scheme (PMRRS) aims to connect the remotest habitations across India to bigger towns and better facilities—healthcare, education, markets. In November 2013, the construction of a new road under the scheme caused panic for some 2,500 people from four villages of Bandagaon District, Jharkhand. Once again,...

Pregnancy Ambulance Fails To Deliver

 
/ June 29, 2011

In Orissa, only one ambulance is available to transport all the pregnant women of one block.