Tag: Odisha (Indian State)

Community & Correspondent ensure drinking water for School Kids.

 
/ March 11, 2014

The Right to Education Act guarantees children in government run or aided schools the access to potable water. However, according to the activist network of Nuapada district of Odisha, the children of the village school of Dotto hadn’t had any access to water in the school for almost a year....

Forest Rights Act fails yet again in Odisha

 
/ July 29, 2015

Gurugungia block, Sundergarh district, Odisha | Purna Chandra Nayak 250 families from 3 villages of Gurugungia block of Sundergarh district in Odisha had applied for forest land in 2010. No land has been provided till date. Most families are daily wage workers and can only sustain themselves for only 2-3...

Unique Wedding Celebrations!

 
/ March 10, 2015

10th March 2015| Jangjir-Champa, Chhattisgarh| Vrinda Azad This video documents a unique cultural practice where young children are married-off in a community ceremony. The ritual has particular importance for young girls as they are supposed to participate in this ceremony before puberty. Community Correspondent Vrinda Azad, who is from Chhattisgarh...

Rampant casteism in Odisha: Dalits thrown out of the village

 
/ February 3, 2015

February 3; Bargarh, Odisha In the month of July last year, three dalit families were thrown out of their house in Deultunda village. The mob, which chased them out of the village, mostly consisting of ‘upper-caste’ Hindus, also vandalised whatever little possessions they had. “They were drunk and chased us...

Demanding Fair Price For Forest Produce, Khudaguda, Odisha

 
/ December 12, 2014

This video is made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Dasarathi Behera to get fair price for Khudaguda villagers. CALL TO ACTION : To support his efforts and the villagers call District Forest Officer, Baikuntha Bihari Mishra at +91 6641 226 444. Community Correspondents come from marginalised communities in India...

RTE failures in Odisha

 
/ September 23, 2014

Students at the Repur Primary School in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha are being forced to study in a school that is unsafe.  The mid-day meals are prepared in unhealthy environment, toilets don’t function and the state of classrooms is degenerate, reports Community Correspondent Anupama Sathy. The back of the school opens to a...

Success: Waking a languid administration in Odisha

 
/ September 3, 2014

In the month of July last year, three families were thrown out of their house in Deultunda village of Bargarh district in Odisha. The mob, which chased them out of the village, mostly consisting of ‘upper-caste’ Hindus, also vandalised whatever little possessions they had. “They were drunk and chased us...