In deep water
Will the World Bank honor its commitments to the poor in an Indian water project? Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 1 month ago

In the wake of a scandal revealing that the World Bank may have suppressed knowledge of money for the poor being siphoned off by elites, all eyes are on the Bank to see whether its commitments to the poor hold water.

A water scheme violates Adivasi rights, threatens community water access and sacred spaces (Image: Anirudha Nagar, Accountability Counsel)
Mines radiate disaster
Villagers of Jadugoda say radiation from uranium mines is impairing their children. It’s high time the government took measures against it so a generation is not left crippled. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 years 9 months ago

The body of Guria Das looked like that of a three-year-old when she passed away at the age of 13. Guria was born in 1999 with a condition that constrained her growth. Her father, Chhatua Das recounts how Guria, unable to speak or move, communicated with him and his wife through gestures; a language that only the three of them could comprehend.

Guria was born deformed. Her father Chhatua blames the radiation from indiscriminate uranium mining and the tailings ponds for her death.
Subarnarekha is dying. Who’s responsible?
The pitiful state of Subarnarekha stands testimony to the changing times. The river is being slowly killed by the greed of the rich and the apathy of the powerful. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 years 11 months ago

It would not be an exaggeration to say Subarnarekha (Line of gold) is a film that left an indelible mark on Indian cinema. The film, by Ritwik Ghatak, is inspired by a river by the same name and narrates the reality around the river which flows through the present day Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha, before draining into the Bay of Bengal.

India’s steel city dumps its waste into Subarnarekha, the river of gold
Chromium contaminates Bangalore's drinking water
News this week - Chromium contaminates drinking water in Peenya industrial area, NEERI develops new technology to treat effluents and water crisis hits 22 big cities in India. ravleen posted 7 years 8 months ago

Chromium afflicts borewells in India's largest industrial area

Groundwater contamination (Source:Google Images)
Swaniti offers fellowships on scaling up sanitation programmes in Balasore, Orissa and executing 'the ponds for livelihood project' in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand - Apply by January 7th, 2013
Seetha posted 8 years 4 months ago

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Swaniti is an apolitical initiative that strives to build a better India by creating civically oriented opportunities for talented and passionate youth in governance and polity. The organization works with leaders across the political spectrum to identify issues in their constituency and recruits dynamic youth to design and implement solutions to overcome these challenges.

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Swaniti believes in a government by the people, people should be at the core. Hence the Swaniti Fellowships aims to engage the brightest youth in the country in governance by launching them in constituency development engagements, thereby involving them in development and governance.

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CInI invites applications for Technical Officer, Jharkhand – Apply by December 15, 2011
chetana posted 9 years 5 months ago

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Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CINI) focuses its works in tribal areas of West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and South Rajasthan. CINI’s develops approaches for comprehensive tribal development in collaboration with partners of the Central India Initiative. It focuses on food security and livelihood security through its core themes of Food Security, Diversion Based Irrigation, Micro-Finance, Community Based Institutions, Forest Based Livelihoods.