Across all seven blocks in Dindori, against the target of 3,000 women, 3,984 had Copper T inserted between April 2019 and March 2020 — an achievement rate of 132 %. Women allege they were not informed. State government officials dismiss such charges.
The announcement of country-wide lockdown induced by COVID-19 pandemic hit the informal sector the hardest. The return of migrant workers to their places of origin, disruption of agricultural supply chains, closing of markets and local hatias, restricted movements and a ban on transportation had a damaging effect on local food systems.
Eco Tasar Silk Pvt Ltd was launched in 2007 by Khitish Pandya. The company manufactures sarees, stoles, and cushion covers made from Tasar silk. It claims to have impacted the lives of 1,000 women in Bihar’s textile belt – Bhagalpur.
A large number of women in Jharkhand’s Godda district have benefitted from a nutrition intervention programme since 2018. Now, it is getting further boost due to the state government’s Didi Badi Yojana, reports Deepanwita Gita Niyogi
When Kabita Singh decided to take up Tasar (also Tussar or Tassar) sericulture in 2014, she faced opposition from her husband and others in Shyamnagar village of West Bengal’s Jhargram district. The panchayat ostracised her because the work required to travel out of the village.
Kamla Devi is busy preparing 250gm-packets of oyster mushrooms at her home in Serengdih tribal hamlet of Naxal-affected Khunti district in Jharkhand. The packets of the much sought after mushrooms will sell for Rs50 each in Ranchi and Jamshedpur towns. Kamla, who lost her husband a few years back, is a mushroom entrepreneur, cultivating them in a corner of her house and earning enough to support her family.
Monika Sahu, devoted Cadre at Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and President of Gram Sangathan (village organisation) organised by Pradan, was once thought of as ‘a defective piece’ by her in-laws, due to her sickly constitution.