Tag: odisha

This School-accident could have been avoided

 
/ August 11, 2014

Struggling with lack of classrooms and teachers, this school in Odisha narrowly escaped an accident that could have gone very wrong. You can help the students at this school get the needed facilities. Call to Action: Please call Mr. Shankar Prashad Majhi, the Block Education Officer, Titlagarh Block on 09437760646....

Residents Stand up to Corrupt Anganwadi Contractor

 
/ June 16, 2014

Under the Integrated Child Development Scheme, Anganwadis which are an all-encompassing health care centre were established in 1975. Its goals are vital and comprehensive: to combat child nutrition and hunger, to provide basic health care, and to offer pre-school education. The main beneficiaries are young children, teenage girls, pregnant women...

Displacement without Compensation

 
/ June 2, 2014

Daya and Gorari Majhi were abruptly displaced from their home when the Gahira Dam was built, submerging their fertile land and house with it.  Six years later, the Government has still not arranged alternative accommodation for them.  They have tried all avenues they know to get a roof over their...

MGNREGA Aiding Migration

 
/ April 11, 2014

As per provisions of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, each registered worker is ensured a minimum 100 days of work in a year and full payment of their wages at the end of the work. The projects include anything from laying a road to digging a well....

Elusive Amenities

 
/ March 20, 2014

“We have to travel 5 km on this road to get to the hospital, that too carrying the cycle on our shoulders because it cannot be used on this road. My child has severe fever and we have already traveled 5km like this. It just gets worse and worse day...

Road to Bhubaneshwar

 
/ March 19, 2014

Close to the capital of Odisha is ward ward no.1 of Shikharchandi which is administered by the Bhubhaneshwar Municipality Corporation. The road which connects the whole community to the rest of the state, primarily Bhubhanshwar, the capital of the state, is in a bad condition. The community is facing problems...

Ostracised Again: Leper Colony Demands Sanitation

 
/ March 14, 2014

On a winding walk between rubble and an overflowing drain dotted with plastic that never decomposes, lives Sabita Kaushali in Patia Village’s Leper colony. Forgotten by the rest of the world, the families are forced to live in unsanitary conditions. Patia is not really a village, it is a semi...