Category Archives: Rural poverty

Instead of creating a strategy based on reacting or responding to the symptoms of poverty, we want to create a new possibility in which poverty would have no space to exist. – Kalyan Akkipeddi (“A Search for Resilience”, http://ted.com/tedx)

Poor implementation of existing schemes in the tribal regions has meant that not only poverty continues at an exceptionally high levels in these regions, but the decline in poverty has been much slower here than in the entire country, as shown in this table (for the years 1993-94, 1999-2000 and 2004-05). – Rural Population Living Below Poverty Line by Dr. Ashok A. Sonkusare, Joint Adviser (S&T), NITI Aayog/Planning Commission, Planning Commission, https://data.gov.in/resources/rural-population-living-below-poverty-line-percent)

Tribal population displaced in the Narmada valley

Ever since the Narmada Control Authority in its Action Taken Report permitted the raising of the Sardar Sarovar dam to 110.64 metres, the entire tribal belt in the Narmada valley came under the submergence zone. The scale of devastation during … Continue reading

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On the need for counselling and rehabiliting victims of human trafficking: Ranchi-based Asha Kiran “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – Jharkhand

Plenary Session 5: Human Trafficking in Tribal India: A Focus on Jharkhand Presented by: Sister Gemma Toppo, Ursuline Convent, Ranchi, Jharkhand Chaired by: Dr. Ivy Imogene Hansdak, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Sister Gemma Toppo, founder-member of the Ranchi-based NGO, … Continue reading

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Kerala State Folklore Akademi: An independent center for cultural affairs reviving interest in rural life – Kerala

“The Folklore Akademy, recently in its study and analysis have identified various other folklore art forms which are a part of our rich cultural heritage. ‘Brahmini pattu’, ‘Chaatt Pattu’, ‘Chakra Pattu’, ‘Kadal vanchi Pattu’ and the tribal songs are the … Continue reading

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India’s most populous state with a small tribal population: Five communities in their original environment surviving the ravages of time – Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of the country but has a small tribal population. They constitute the weakest section of the society and form distinct ethnic groups which have preserved their own separate culture identities in their original … Continue reading

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Vadu on the Old Woman’s Nose (Dhodia) – A story from Gujarat

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