Tag: ration

Our lives are threatened because we are asking for food. It is our right, right?

 
/ January 30, 2017

“You’re asking for rights? Do you know what caste you belong to?,” the Sarpanch (Village Head) reminded Samaru Vanvashi, a Dalit resident of Bisapur village in Uttar Pradesh. Samaru had approached the Sarpanch because he had not been paid his NREGA salary since 2014 and had not received his rationed...

Jharkhand’s Food Security Act leaves hungry Tribals to die

 
/ October 21, 2016

Rocha Korwa sits in his hut alone, struggling with a bunch of Tendu leaves, a forest produce, that he will sell in the market for Rs. 10-15 for a bunch. He dreads the walk to the market, his 65-years-old knees struggle to move, making each step painful for Rocha. However,...

Jharkhand’s Food Security Act leaves hungry Tribals to die

 
/ October 21, 2016

Rocha Korwa sits in his hut alone, struggling with a bunch of Tendu leaves, a forest produce, that he will sell in the market for Rs. 10-15 for a bunch. He dreads the walk to the market, his 65-years-old knees struggle to move, making each step painful for Rocha. However,...

200 BPL Families suffer inspite of Ration Card, Without Rationed Grains

 
/ July 20, 2016

Savita from Nashik has to pay Rs. 20 for a kilogram of wheat from her locality’s ration shop, eight times the ongoing government price of Rs. 3 per a kg of wheat, approximately. Just like Savita, 200 more families, belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category, from Bhimwadi, Nashik...

Bribed but denied – 50 elders of Jharkhand village without pension, ration

 
/ April 29, 2016

Deocharan Manjhi, an old man in a village in Jharkhand struggles to survive but his struggle isn’t so much as physical, as much as fighting for a dignified survival. It has been many years since Manjhi has been unsuccessful in applying for the old age Pension Scheme to get his...

Villagers made to pay more for ration

 
/ February 10, 2016

In Noniyabeda hamlet of Mandu block in Jharkhand, BPL card holder are paying INR 40 for 33 KG. Under the PDS, BPL card holders are entitled to 35 KG of rice at 1 INR/KG. When community correspondent Basanti Soren inquired with the Ration Distributor, Mr Manoj Modi, he denied any...

No ration reaches the border

 
/ January 21, 2016

Bhadal village has not received ration since past 5 months. This problem has persisted for years. Villagers often have to finally resort to pleading to the District Collector, for which they have to travel 80 KMs. Damaged crops due to low rainfall have worsened the situation this year. The community...

Ration Rationed

 
/ May 26, 2014

 “I’m very worried. I have two grandchildren. We are not getting up to 16-17 kilos of our entitled ration.” This is the situation for people like this grandmother from Basia Village, Madhya Pradesh where the salesman in charge of distributing rations has been absent for six months now.  The salesman,...