Tag: Satya Banchhor

Drowned by development

/ July 16, 2015

Satyanarayan Banchhor| Buda Bahal Village, Bolangir District, Odisha The Lower Suktel Dam project will submerge Buda Bahal Village of Bolangir district. Residents of the village, who are entirely dependent upon agriculture and forest produce for their livelihoods have been opposing the project and asking for forest land pattas for the...

Why women opt out of institutional deliveries

/ June 19, 2015

The Indian’s government’s scheme to bring down maternal and neonatal focuses on encouraging women to deliver at state-run health facilities–Providing cash incentives and free healthcare for pregnant women below the poverty line. However, pregnant women in Bankeda village Odisha are forced to hire private vehicles and pay for check-ups and...