Tag: Starvation

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,...

Provident funds worth eight years not paid to tea workers in Bengal

 
/ April 28, 2016

The cup of refreshing morning tea in front of you has a tale of rampant labour exploitation and corruption. The area of North Bengal, where tea cultivation is the primary industry, has been dealing with a gruesome wave of starvation of more than 1.1 million tea-workers due to low or...

Family deprived of government’s welfare schemes

 
/ April 14, 2016

Geeta Devi, a widow from Uttar Pradesh (UP) village has been left to fend for herself and her family since her husband died last year. Governments, central and state, have both formulated various schemes to give financial assistance to help families that are Below Poverty Line (BPL).Β However, welfare schemes like...

Dam – Way To Develop Or Destroy?

 
/ October 8, 2010

40,000 tribal people face displacement, starvation as government builds mega dam in Manipur, north east India