Tag: odisha

Misery of Changing Roads

 
/ April 7, 2015

23rd March 2015 | Kheramuta, Sundergarh District, Odisha | Halomuni Kuardar The residents of Lanjiberna, Bihaband and Kheramuta villages in Odisha have been protesting the presence of OCL India’s limestone and dolomite mines in their area. The densely populated area has been facing multiple problems because of the mines. In...

Handpumps, Bore Well, But No Water

 
/ March 23, 2015

23rd March 2015 | Dhandamunda Panchayat, Khaprakhol Block, Odisha | Lambodar Takri Rita Ghana, a resident of this area elaborates on how the shoddy implementation of a scheme by the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department has left thousands thirsty. Out of the 15 hand pumps originally installed, only 7...

1 Hand Pump / 2000 Residents : Water Scarcity

 
/ March 18, 2015

18th March | Jalamkata Village, Nuapada District, Odisha | Abhishek Kumar Dash 2000 people living in this village are dependant on a single hand pump for water. A resident Sunaphula Naik explains how women queue up for hours on end waiting their turn, “Our children may be asking for food...

Pestering the people’s republic

 
/ October 1, 2014

Adani Enterprise Ltd, which is Adani Group’s flagship company, was set to be the Mine Developer and Operator (MDO) for Machakatta and Chhendipada coal blocks in Angul District of Odisha. But the Supreme Court ruled in September 2014 that process related to land acquisition in the region are to be...

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...