Tag: Madhya Pradesh

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Health Workers Asserting their Rights Intimidated, Threatened by the Police

 
/ October 10, 2018

Police cracks down on demonstrating health workers in Bhopal, illegally detaining them; the workers are fighting for better pay and working conditions.

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India’s Rural Health Activists: Not Volunteers, But Workers With Labour Rights

 
/ September 7, 2018

ASHA workers from 21 districts of Madhya Pradesh are demanding standardised wages, better working conditions and representation in leadership and movements.

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Fined, Threatened, Intimidated for Claiming their Rights

 
/ July 23, 2018

18 families in a Madhya Pradesh village are struggling to formalise the ownership of the land on which they live and cultivate, under the Forest Rights Act.

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The Not-so-ideal Situation of the Adarsh Gram Yojana

 
/ June 1, 2018

More than three years after the Prime Minister asked each Member of Parliament to adopt one village and eventually more, has the plan really worked?

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Nomadic Community Deprived of Access to Safe Water

 
/ May 21, 2018

Women and girls across the world spend 200 million hours every day fetching water; what is worse is that in many cases, this water, often contaminated, only leads to disease.

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No End to Forced Evictions for Those Displaced by Sardar Sarovar

 
/ April 23, 2018

The Sardar Sarovar Dam has been in the news more than once for the large-scale displacement it has caused. But there is a lull in the media after rehabilitation is promised, says Community Correspondent Pawan Solanki, reporting on life after rehabilitation.

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Kol Adivasis’ Decade Long Battle for Land Rights

 
/ April 16, 2018

The Kol community, a Scheduled Tribe in most states, has had little in the name of land rights or even human rights and dignity. But not one to step back, they see some hope in the Forest Rights Act of 2006 even after 10 years of running back and forth...

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Despite Death Threats, Domestic Violence Survivor Fights On

 
/ March 21, 2018

In a society where women are shamed for seeking justice in cases of domestic violence and called out for alleged ‘false complaints’, Gyanwati’s resilience is encouraging.