Tag: sambalpur

Vishakha Power Plant Will Destroy our Livelihoods

 
/ August 27, 2015

Dimirimunda village, Redakhol block, Sambalpur District, Odisha | Mamata Patra reports for IndiaUnheard 70 families fear losing their land to a thermal power plant project proposed by Vishakha Power Ltd.The 1320 MW power plant will be set up across 1200 acres. Residents of the village, most of whom are cultivators,...

Tribute To The Ascetic

 
/ March 28, 2014

In an age where conflict and war seem to be the most obvious of solutions to most problems, hundreds of villagers from Redhakol Block, in Odisha’s Sambalpur district are leading the way to celebrate peace & unity. Here is a video by Mamata Patra documenting the culture of celebrating.  ...

We Lost our Toilets to Corruption

 
/ March 10, 2014

The Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan or what was once called the ‘Total Sanitation Campaign’ run by the Government of India envisions villages and semi urban areas with “healthy and clean surroundings.” Providing funds for the construction of toilets is one of its major functions. An otherwise great initiative, it has collapsed...