Tag: Maharashtra (Indian State)

Rehabilitated and Inundated: A Narmada Resettlement Colony Fights Back

 
/ September 22, 2017

First displaced by the flooding caused by the Sardar Sarovar Dam, these Narmada oustees are still living in fear of submergence.

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Fifty Families in Maharashtra Have no Houses, Just Toilets

 
/ June 23, 2017

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana promises houses for all by 2019 in Maharashtra. This is a cruel joke for 50 families living out of tents for the past thirty years in Risod.

No Electricity Endangers Crop

 
/ May 27, 2015

27th May 2015 | Gawarla, Chandrapur, Maharastra | Krupakar Chahande Farmers from Gawarla village in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra have no access to electricity. They paid for the electricity connection 2 years ago yet no meter or appropriate set up has been done to ensure electricity supply. When they approach...

Policy Pipe-dreams: Ration Cards not to be found in rural Maharashtra

 
/ April 2, 2015

Valaki village, Maharashtra | Radhika Chincholikar India is home to 190 million of the world’s hungry. A staggering number by any count. To combat this the government has put into place a number of schemes, most importantly the Public Distribution System. Bogged down by corruption and neglect at every level,...

Factory pollution choking lives

 
/ January 15, 2015

January 15; Satara, Maharashtra Village of Golegaon in rural Maharashtra is suffering from the toxin pollutions by a factory unit of Sona Alloys Pvt. Limited. “Flowers don’t bloom on our fruit trees due to the black dust,” says Hirabai Gole, resident of Golegaon. Community Correspondent Rohini Pawar reports on the...

No Bribe No Free House

 
/ June 9, 2014

Want a house that is supposed to be provided for free by the government?  Tough luck.  It’s not free. Give me a bribe.  Else live on the street or in a make shift hut.  An unsafe place that may collapse on you and kill you and your entire family.  Money...

Village Campaigns to Ban Liquor

 
/ May 6, 2014

Community Corespondent Krupakar Chahande reports from Chichkheda village in Chandrapur district, Maharashtra where residents have been trying to ban liquor as they find it is eating away at their lives. Read on to see how you can help. Despite their campaigning liquor is still being sold in every village, destroying...

Women Vow to Rid their Village of Alcohol

 
/ February 27, 2014

The women of Motarga Village in Maharashtra have been fighting a battle against the alcohol traders in their village. Community Correspondent Shanti Yevtikar reports their story. Alcohol had been draining the pockets of their families for years. Worse, the consumption often resulted in the women being abuse, ill-health and for...