Tag: maharashtra

Labouring on the Fields During the Ninth Month of Pregnancy

 
/ August 7, 2017

Schemes benefitting poor women are disbursed to them through bank accounts. But a large number of the beneficiaries do not even have access to banks.

Loan Waivers will not Stem the Tide of Farmers’ Disaffection

 
/ July 3, 2017

The farmers’ agitation is the result of the long and systematic neglect of the agricultural sector in India. Kailash Yadav is a farmer from Madhya Pradesh. The state has seen massive farmers’ protests since early June. Asked why he was participating in the protests Yadav says, “We have to buy...

Fasting for Spouse’s Long Life? It’s a Woman’s Duty!

 
/ June 14, 2017

The Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti sees women fast and pray for their husbands’ well-being. Why is there no similar ritual for men?

Gram Dhara Chitrotsav – An Organic Festival Celebrating Life

 
/ May 3, 2017

An organic festival, Gram Dhara Chitrotsav, literally an arts festival for village and earth is India’s first Land Art Festival in Nagpur.

VV Impact: Mentally-challenged Rape Survivor Receives Compensation

 
/ April 27, 2016

A rape survivor, an intellectually-challenged tribal woman from the hinterlands of Maharashtra has received justice thanks to the initiative of Video Volunteers’ Maharashtra correspondent Krupakar Chahande. The survivor recieved a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh under the ‘Manodhairya Yojana’, from the state’s Department of Women and Child Development (WCD). Because...

Impact: Correspondent Stops Corruption at Fair Price Shop

 
/ January 23, 2015

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, the scheme often does not reach...

Impact: Ration for 250 Families

 
/ January 29, 2014

Back in 1871, during the British rule in India, the ‘Criminal Tribes Act’ branded the members of the Pardhi community along with around 150 other tribal communities as criminals. These were all tribes that had supported the Indian Mutiny of 1857. This law gave sweeping powers to the police to...

#Notebandi Frontlines: Malegaon Power Looms Forced to Shut Shop

 
/ January 31, 2017

Over the last two decades, the world has seen dramatic changes–people have moved from landlines to cellphones, from writing letters to using email–but little has changed for Nandan Pagare, a 41-year-old power-loom worker. Pagare, who looked much older than his age, has been working in Malegaon’s power loom industry, 270...