Tag: Rajasthan

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Sarpanch Pati: The Roadblock to Women’s Political Participation

 
/ November 8, 2017

Twenty-five years after women were given 33% reservation in local self-governance bodies, many women sarpanchs remain faceless wives and daughters-in-law.

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Community Weddings: The Solution to Dowry and Child Marriage?

 
/ October 16, 2017

In Rajasthan, as community weddings are celebrated as philanthropic initiatives, it is time to look deeper into the politics of caste and patriarchy.

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Rural Electrification: Village Sees Light of Day After a Year

 
/ September 8, 2017

Government’s promise of rural electrification went unfulfilled till Shambhu’s video roused authorities from their slumber.

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When Five Hospitals Failed to Save a Pregnant Woman

 
/ September 6, 2017

Rajasthan government is celebrating an 84% increase in institutional delivery. But even after spending Rs 42,500, Pushpabai succumbed to maternal mortality.

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After Three Long Months, Workers in Rajasthan Village Get MNREGA Payment

 
/ July 28, 2017

90 workers waited for MNREGA payments totalling more than 3.5 lakh for over three months. The wait ended when Shambhulal Khatik made a video documenting the problem and holding the authorities accountable.

Woman Disabled After Sterilisation Awaits Justice

 
/ November 16, 2015

In 2011, Kanku Bai a woman from Rajasmand District of Rajasthan underwent sterilisation. Soon after the procedure, she started facing complications. Despite approaching local health facilities her condition did not improve. Over four years, her conditioned worsened. Today, she can neither walk, move her arms or speak. Her husband has...

From a Drought-ridden Region to a Green Oasis

 
/ October 12, 2016

The single-minded efforts of Chain Singh, a physically challenged man from Delwara, Rajasthan, helped in shaping the landscape from a dust-ridden environment of acute droughts and severely rationed drinking water to greenery and shady trees where the people of his region take pride in participating in his endeavours.  Chain Singh first...