Tag: odisha

The Tussle Between Tribal and Hindu Gods

 
/ March 22, 2017

The indigenous Kondhs of Odisha face obstacles in continuing with their age-old worship rituals because they involve animal sacrifice.

Community Video Monitoring: Demanding Accountability in Education

 
/ November 19, 2015

A year back, children attending the school in Dotto village, in the Nuapada district of Odisha, had an unusual load to carry — huge bottles of clean, drinking water that would last them the whole day. The Right to Education Act guarantees children in government run or aided schools the...

Impact: Making the Bourgeoisie and Bureaucracy Talk

 
/ March 20, 2015

19th March 2015 | Padmakesarpur village, Odisha | Nitu Chakhia As a tribal woman, Nitu Chakhia has spent far too many years of her life struggling for survival in the urban jungle of Bhubaneswar. Several years of working with her people has convinced her that communities coming together ensures change....

IU Impact: Correspondent claims Community’s right to water.

 
/ March 19, 2015

19th March | Bhalukhol village, Sambalpur district, Odisha | Mamata Patra Bhalukhol is a modest little Munda village of roughly 30 families. In this interview, Mamata Patra describes the daunting distances she traveled & diffident women she encountered as she claimed a community’s right to have easy access to potable...

Impact : Building The Road To Bhubaneshwar

 
/ March 21, 2014

As a tribal woman, Nitu Chakhia has spent far too many years of her life struggling for survival in the urban jungle of Bhubaneshwar. Several years of working with her people has convinced her that communities coming together ensures change. Odisha is a state that takes serious interest in its...

Impact: A Functioning Rural Water Supply Scheme!

 
/ March 13, 2014

Community Correspondent Dasarathi Behera shares how he got a working hand pump for 60 families: Makdiasahi is a tiny village in Deogarh, Odisha. The community comprises of about sixty families, most of whom earned their living by braiding & selling ropes made from material sourced from the ample forests of...