Tag: maharashtra

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...

Impact: Community brings Narmada oustee justice

 
/ July 27, 2016

Atya Devji Padvi, a Narmada ousted farmer from Taloda district of Maharashtra, had been demanding his rightful land from Maharashtra government for more than 20 years but had given up hopes of ever owning a land once again. But Chetan Salve, the community’s correspondent is also an activist with the Narmada Bachao...

200 BPL Families suffer inspite of Ration Card, Without Rationed Grains

 
/ July 20, 2016

Savita from Nashik has to pay Rs. 20 for a kilogram of wheat from her locality’s ration shop, eight times the ongoing government price of Rs. 3 per a kg of wheat, approximately. Just like Savita, 200 more families, belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category, from Bhimwadi, Nashik...

Government Officials take a fair-step towards solving problems in Maharashtra

 
/ June 9, 2016

We have heard plenty about the apathy shown by government officials towards the problems of marginalised communities. On the other side, lack of awareness and knowledge about the various schemes that are there at their disposal becomes a hindrance for the communities, while demanding their rights. However, the government officials...

Women bring water home after six months

 
/ April 19, 2016

In spite of water connections in the area, women of Shramiknagar, an area in Nashik, would wake up every day at 5 am to fetch water from a nearby tank for six months. Reason being that the officials would refuse to supply water to their area, which is home to...