Folk Arts & Struggles for Citizenship

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Every wedding, festival and celebration in much of urban and rural India today brings Bollywood music and dance, with the help of new age animators called ‘DJs’. It was, therefore, a pleasant surprise to join the celebration of folk art, music and dance of Bundelkhand region last week in Chitrakut. ‘Lok Laya 2015’ is the […]

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Decentralised sanctioning of DPR is required to promote rural sanitation

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PRIA started an intervention in two districts of Chhattisgarh – Raipur and Ambikapur – to address the issue of rural sanitation through a project enpost_titled ‘Initiating District Wide Approach on Rural Sanitation in Chhattisgarh’. This project is supported by Water Aid. 40 Gram Panchayats were identified from each district where Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) […]

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Is yojana me koi bhed-bhav nahi

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by Dr. Alok Pandey, Dy. Director, PRIA   Community people assembled from 6 Gram Panchayats of Sahibganj (Jharkhand) showed their ownership on the water security plan (WSP), before the Deputy Commissioner of the district by saying ‘Meri yojana hai, hame pata hai ki kya kam hona hai aur kab hona hai’.  This was said by […]

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Irrelevance of Union Budget

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Towards the last week of February every year, media reports carry the hype of the union budget and its speculations. The Finance Minister is expected to deliver the ‘magic wand’. For a full week after the budget speech of the Finance Minister in the parliament, all kinds of meetings, media commentary and debates focus on […]

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