Many tribal families who live close to the poverty line are suffering because of lack of work during the second lockdown in India. Bhaskar Raj, our Community Correspondent from Palamu, Jharkhand visited families who were just about surviving amidst no work in the lockdown.
There are many families where there is only one earning member for an average family size of 5 to 8. Raj also identified more than 70 such families where the couple are old and have no children living with them or one earning member over a big family size.
The dam at Kothida, Bharud Pura, Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh took just a year to get a crack. More than 11 surrounding villages are at risk now due to this leakage and residents are asked to vacate the area.
The matter is serious - in Jatrahi village under Sikid village council of Chatra Block, Chatra District of Jharkhand, 25 families of Bhuyan community were living for 70 years and they are asked to relocate.