Tag: Uttar Pradesh

Children wait for clean water to drink

 
/ September 7, 2016

The children of a hamlet in Uttar Pradesh push each other so that they can bathe. The source of their bath is a little trickle from the only handpump in Tilakdih Thakur village. For the 50 residents of this hamlet, access to water is a hard and often failed task since two...

Varanasi village suffers due to fake elections promises

 
/ August 31, 2016

  “Just before the elections, the pradhan (village head) had promised us that when he wins, he will give us water, toilets and other basic amenities so that we can live with facilities,” recalls Satish Kumar of Udaypur, a village just 10 kms from Varanasi city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s...

Without Toilets, women wait for the dark

 
/ June 3, 2016

  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan claims to have constructed around 80 lakhs toilets around the countryside across India yet our Community correspondent Usha reports a completely different picture of what is happening in the Batauwan village of Uttar Pradesh.  Lack of toilets in the village is forcing these women to not relieve...

Video Volunteers’ Impact: UP School gets a clean toilets

 
/ May 25, 2016

“Our toilets are so dirty, we need to relieve ourselves in the open,” said Anshika, a bright, young student of Kanwari Mustakam elementary school of Basti district, in Uttar Pradesh. Just like Anshika, more than 100 other students of this school, both boys and girls, had to relieve themselves in...

Video Volunteers’ Impact : School gets teacher and headmaster

 
/ May 23, 2016

The provision of teachers is essential for all children, including those from rural India, to ensure that all have access to quality education. To ensure the same, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 has set a pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) of 30:1. However, teaching in...

VV Impact: Women fight against discrimination, win work in NREGA after two years

 
/ May 1, 2016

Women of Keshavpur village, Uttar Pradesh had been denied work under NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) for two years because of the patriarchal views of the authorities of the region. Under NREGA, every member of rural India, who demands work has the right to get work. However, the employment...

MGNREGA Job Cards not been issued

 
/ March 11, 2016

The absence of MGNREGA Job Card forces laborers to work on lower wages for longer hours in Kaushambhi, Uttar Pradesh. Job Cards can be issued to BPL families in rural areas so that they can get 100 days of work in or around their village itself. 15 people have approached...

Where is Our Right to Shelter?

 
/ February 24, 2014

Community correspondent Kesha Devi reports of a Dalit family from her village, Mahuramshala in Uttar Pradesh, who have been living without a proper roof over their heads. Harilal Harijan with his family of nine, has been living in a bamboo hut for over three years now. He is a daily...