Solving Water Crisis: The story of Banda, Uttar Pradesh
In 2018, the Government of Uttar Pradesh, WaterAid India and the people of Banda district in Uttar Pradesh came together to solve the acute water crisis. Reports claim that 71% of the wells recorded a fall in groundwater level in Banda in recent times. Here is how the campaign, Bhujal Badhao Peyjal Bachao (increase groundwater, save drinking water) resulted in the possibility of collection and storage of water, thus addressing the alarming water crisis in the district.
Harvesting a dream in parched land - ABSSS Chitrakoot
Bundelkhand is a cultural and agro-ecological region which includes several district of southern Uttar Pradesh & northern Madhya Pradesh. Today this largely agrarian region is facing enormous problems of crushing poverty and lawlessness. According to the Sharma Committee , all district of Bundelkhand except Jhansi rank among the 100 most backward district of India. The falling quantity and increasingly erratic nature of rainfall over the past decade has exacerbated these problems.. Driven by issues of marginal landholdings and falling productivity, 5070% of households in these district have migrating to towns annually or permanently.
A Movement on Liberation
This film on ABSSS is presented by PRIA (Society for Participatory Research in Asia) in collaboration with AJKMCRC and TV Journalism, Hindi Department of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Preetu Mishra's Yoga Class
A local girl Preetu Mishra is reguarly running Yoga class at Bargarh in Chitrakoot district.
Bargarh Grain Bank
Poor tribal families in Bargarh area of Chitrakoot district start grain bank with mutual cooperation