Widows in a West Bengal village have been living in more difficult conditions than they should because they are not receiving the state’s welfare intended for them.
55 percent of persons with disabilities in Bihar do not have disability certificates, and the reasons range from tedious processes to stigma and apathy.
The PESA law in India makes it mandatory for village councils to be consulted before any land and resource acquisition by higher-level authorities, but it is being blatantly violated in this Adivasi-dominated district of Odisha.
It is time that we understood that rural education is about creating the right ecosystem for learning to happen, and that a village and its community are part of that process.
If it didn’t become the communities’ own initiative using their own agency the work regarding their issues, it would never be sustainable.
The Budget this time is no different. It has repainted the same old loopholes with newer statistics and numerical allocations with tad bit of surges here and there.
We can extend the gains of more women having a bank account, to more women meaningfully using important financial services like insurance, credit, and the next frontier of cashless and mobile financial services.
Mala travels for water, without knowing that her life is a one-dimensional fodder for people she doesn’t know, and probably never will.