Pokhariya Pahar Village, Boriyo Block, Jharkhand | Jyoti Malto
An entire community's water related needs have fallen on a solitary well in the middle of forest cover; come summer, it dries up forcing women to travel far to fetch water. The tribal residents of this village have been attempting to get a proper and lasting source of water for some years now. Esther Paharin explains how they've approached everyone from the Village Council to the Block Officer with absolutely no positive response.
Tha pahariya are a primitive tribal group and continue to be marginalised. This video is but one example of how basic infrastructure fails to reach them, exacerbating their poverty and vulnerability.
If you ask Video Volunteers’ Community Correspondent Bideshini Patel to rate her childhood on a scale of 1-10, she would probably give it a negative marking due to the neglect and abuse she faced. But if you ask her to evaluate her professional life as an impactful journalist, resolving basic...