People of Nuapada district in Odisha build a stop dam themselves - Roundup of audio updates from CGNet Swara (Sep 2011 to Feb 2012)

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People get together to build a stop dam themselves

The people of Khariar road town in Odisha have long requested a check dam across the river Jonk. Khuturam Sunani describes how they have now begun constructing it through shramadaan.

Fluoride in drinking water in Daltongunj, Jharkhand

A student reports on the contamination of drinking water in Daltongunj and the lack of alternative sources.

Borewell leads to fluorosis in Nuapada, Odisha

A borewell accessed by the villagers of Talsepani in Odisha is the source of fluoride contamination in the area. Tapan Das reports on this and other villages suffering from the same problem

Village tank in Madaiya Gond village (MP) captured

A tank built in the 1980's has been captured for private use in Madaiya Gond village. The adivasis are now no longer allowed to access the tank.

Village that has hydel plant suffers from lack of electricity in Odisha

'We produce electricity but do not get it' says Dhananjay Tikadar of Malkangiri district, Odisha. Despite an operational hydel power plant, many villages in the area still have to be electrified.

Villagers of Lalitpur district (UP) are boycotting elections since they have not received compensation for the loss of  their land

The villagers lost their land 15 years ago when a dam was built, but have yet to receive compensation. Shankarlal reports on their frustration with the government's indifference.

Handpumps in Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh, not working for several months

Despite several complaints, official are not responding to the lack of drinking water in adivasi areas of Madhya Pradesh, says Ramkailash Kod

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