Tag: drought

Cooperative society in Odisha fudges loan amounts of over 200 farmers

 
/ April 20, 2016

Bholenath Pradhan committed suicide in broad daylight outside his house by consuming pesticides as his family and neighbours looked on helplessly. Pradhan was only indebted with loans worth at least Rs. 15,000 but fudging of documents of Odisha based Bansajal Cooperative Society showed loans worth Rs. 61,000 against his name....

The missing piece in rising farmer’s suicide in India

 
/ April 15, 2016

Hiralal Sahu ended his life in October in Odisha, joining several thousands of farmers across the country in a tragic and seemingly unending saga of despair and death. Sahu, a resident of a small village in Baragada district of Odisha consumed a large dose of pesticides because he was unable...

The cost of development paid by small-time farmers

 
/ April 4, 2016

Industrialization has always given hopes of newer opportunities to citizens. When the news of industrial development had reached small villages of Chhattisgarh, they too were hopeful that their lives would change for the better with industrial growth. 800 residents of a small village in Raigarh, too were hopeful, when Maa...

Parched district not yet declared drought affected in Chhattisgarh

 
/ March 21, 2016

In Hatkacharama village, 15 km from Narharpur tehsil of Uttar Bastar Kanker district, Chhattisgarh, farmer Vishnuram Sodhi is worried that his crop may fail, adding to his already mounting debts. His tehsil, Narharpur has received negligible rainfall in the monsoon, putting futures of many farmers in a similar jeopardy. However,...

The Great Indian Education Crisis: RTE

 
/ June 14, 2013

80 videos on the lack of education facilities in India and counting. Here’s why VV thinks a campaign to invigorate the Right to Education Act is necessary As he studied at a night school in Mumbai, Amol Lalzare also juggled several odd jobs during the day tosupport his family. His lifelong dream...

CVU Impact: Dalit Women Get Water

 
/ December 20, 2011

In Choki village, Gujarat, Dalit women have mobilized for water with the support of a Community Video Unit.

Villagers Yearn For Water

 
/ August 10, 2011

Villagers in Khursipar, Chhattisgarh, are desperate in the face of acute water scarcity.