Impact Stories

June 16, 2020

Sowing Better So That They Can Reap Better by Nrusingh Charan Sutar, Ranchi

PRADAN being the National Rural Livelihoods Mission Support Organization (NSO), has been supporting Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) since 2015. Apart from assisting farmers in developing vision, adopting approaches and strategies, and creating perspective plan around livelihoods we also provide technical and handholding support to the field teams by placing Community Resource Persons around Livelihood (L-CRPs). These cadres are selected, groomed, and placed in different blocks where PRADAN supports.
June 16, 2020

Dancing in the rain amidst Covid-19
by Sneha Kaushal & Kuntal Mukherjee, Kanker

Seetabai and Balram stepped out to meet the Panchayat leader to ask when the land development work was going to start in their village. It being the end of spring in their part of Chhattisgarh, the mid-day sun of early-April was reasonably warm.
June 16, 2020

Chirping Chickens
Shaik Azahar, Narayanganj

June 16, 2020

Be it Food or Right – Secure It
by Peeyousmoyee Duara, Surjoday Nandi, & Juba Pratim Gogoi, Jainamore

“We are here not for a gram of grain, it’s about our rights, about our entitlements. And if we have to fight to secure it, we mustn’t recede.” 70 odd women members from Jagriti Mahila Sangh of Dumarkudar village organisation of Bokaro district took this pledge three weeks back.
June 16, 2020

We are there: 24×7
by Anup Das, Deosar

It was an early morning call from Nazma Khatun. Her voice was trembling on the other side of the call. She is an SHG member from a small village called Deogawan in Deosar block of Madhya Pradesh. When the nationwide lockdown was first announced in March, our phones got flooded with similar calls from the hamlets.
June 16, 2020

Lalima – Loha Le Anaemia Se
by Mohini Saha, Narharpur

May 8, 2019

‘One Home – Hundred Women’
by Ajay Gupta

About 500 people, mostly belonging to the Madiya Gond tribe, inhabit the Katakanda village in Darbha block of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh. Being marginal farmers with an average annual income of Rs. 30,000 and literacy level as poor as 26 per cent, the Katakanda villagers lacked the confidence to address issues that had kept bothering them since ages. Even, raising their voices for the malpractices in the local Ration shop was something they avoided.
May 8, 2019

Co-travelers of Infinite Uncertain Nights
by Smruthy V Sasidharan, Sarai

March, April, May are months with special relevance for families in Nayatola, Bikhjhariya, and several other villages of Sarai tehsil in Madhya Pradesh. Most of them, being marginal or small-holder farmers, depend on their neighboring forests to collect Mahua and Tendu leaves, along with a variety of other non-timber forest products.
May 8, 2019

Sanitizing PDS shop: Shakti women lead the Way!
by Anif Khan, Swaroopganj

The Government of India introduced the Public Distribution System for the distribution of food grains at affordable prices and management of food-scarce situations. Over the past few years, the term PDS has become interchangeable with the term “food security” and also an integral part of the government’s policy for the management of the food economy in the country.