Inclusive Media 2010 Fellows

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Project proposal: Bundelkhand crisis reporting

Grain Bank in Bundelkhand
Traditional water harvesting in Bundelkhand

Fieldwork: For the 'Grain banks of Bundelkhand' story, visited to villages in Banda, Mahoba, and Jalaun. For the 'Traditional water harvesting in Bundelkhand’ story', visit to Jhansi, Banda, Mahoba (in Uttar Pradesh) and Orcha and Tikamgarh (in Madhya Pradesh). There are 108 traditional water harvesting structures built in ancient times in Tikamgarh and many of them still exist. I would visit some of them, apart from visiting several 'Sagars' built by Chandel kings. These structures sill exist and are functional too. They are spread over in Mahoba, Banda, Tikamgarh, Khajuroho

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Rampant mining in rural Goa and its effects. Rampant Industrial mining has led to more miseries in the hinterlands of Goa.

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Project proposal: An assessment of agriculture crisis in Jharkhand.

Theme : Scanning of Palamu region with focus on drought hit and hunger zones.

Fieldwork:Drought hit zones Chhatarpur, Chainpur and Japla region in Medininagar (Daltonganz). And other region chosen by at field level; Hunger zones at Lesliganz, Garu and Mahuadand block in Latehar, Bhandria block in Garhwa and others

Theme:Holistic view of Jharkhand

Fieldwork: Focus on Kolhan region, Singhbhum: Tantnagar and Bandgaon Chaibasa with countryside Jamshedpur

Theme: For assessment of hunger and starvation situation

Fieldwork: Santhal region: Bhognadih (Sahebganj), Godda region (selection on random basis)

Theme: For comparative assessment and comparison of agro-based situation

Fieldwork: Chhotanagpur region: Rural pockets of Lohardaga, Gumla (Dumria region) and Khunti (selection on random basis as per requirement)

Bokaro: Gomo and Kasmar region Or Hazaribag and Ramgarh (selection on random basis)

Ranchi and Medininagar based inevitable expenses such as meeting with officials, experts, visiting NGO etc.

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Project proposal: Economic tensions in rural areas of Dimapur. Wants to see depletion of forest cover and cultivation areas, agricultural crisis and socio-political tensions that have forced rural population to migrate.

Fieldwork: Dimapur district jurisdiction

  1. Diphupar Village ('A' and 'B')
  2. Chumukedima Village
  3. Seiethekiema Village/Chumukedima
  4. Angami Basa/Northern Dimapur Angami Village areas
  5. Southern Sumi (Thelixu village) sub-division

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Lost in the agrarian crisis
Agrarian crisis and farmers' suicides

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Kya ilaj kharch kum hone se ghat sakti hai garibi? Wants to see whether cheap and accessible medical and health facilities can help the poor.

Theme : Health situation in Mewat, Haryana.

Fieldwork: Nuh, the district headquarter of Mewat - Collect information on NRHM and RSBY. Interview some patients at district hospital.

Hathin, Block headquarter - Interview patients at health center; panchayat in the Hathin Block to meet people. Interview some of the BPL families. Whether they are getting the benefits of the health schemes.

Nagina, Block headquarter, meet Block official and take a note of health schemes. Meet some private doctor and visit some clinics; Collect information on health expenditure of BPL and SCs families; Interview some heath worker.

Touro block - Collect information regarding health expenditure of local people. Try to find out some beneficiary of RSBY.

Meeting with health insurance agents at district headquarter. Interview CMO and DC.

Firozpur Jhirka Block - Interview BPL families; meet gram pradhan, ASHAs; Meet NGO worker.

Get comments form Dr Mihir Shah, Member Planning Commission regarding his views on the rural issues.

Get comments from Dr. Syda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission responsible for the Health and WCD ministries.

Get comments from the CM Haryana on the observations made during Mewat visit. Also get comments from Health Minister Haryana.

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No welfare No state Tehelka 3 July 2010

Stranger than Paradise Tehelka 19 June 2010
The Alienated are rising Tehelka 26 June 2010

Trampling tribal rights for corporate gain Sahara Times 12 June

Project proposal: Study of Forest Right Act

Theme: Assess implementation of Forest Rights Act in Jharkhand and its comparison with Chhattisgarh for the Tehelka magazine.

Field work: Ranchi, Jharkhand, Daltonganj district, Areas and adjoining parts of neighbouring district of Latehar, Betla sanctuary, Surguja, Chhattisgarh, Koriya district

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Battle for Survival Frontline 18 June 2010

Reluctant Migrants Frontline 10 September 2010

Project proposal: Wants to work on various issues such as distress migration, rural malnutrition, livelihood crises, implementation of social welfare schemes of the central/ state government

Fieldwork: Kesinga, Bhawanipatna, Lanjigarh, Kantabanji (block in Bolangir district), Koraput, Nuapada district (a district carved out from the erstwhile Kalahandi district), Rourkela (district hqrs of Sundergarh district) Orissa

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Project Proposal: News corrugated paper, which is a rural North Pradesh Bundelkhand region is published in two districts - banda and Chitrakoot. From the beginning of the newspaper in 2002, and eight years, which is the only newspaper with local news and development issues deeply writes. The paper publication is made ​​by rural women journalists. news journalists of corrugated banda - 8 years in Chitrakoot wrote about different issues, such as - dry, NREGA, health, local politics, and more. Development Under the panchayat Jihmmedari we want a 6-7 reports presented in a Shrarinkla. Our reports will be sources - official figures, based on information on the work of NGOs, district, block and panchayat level inquest. Our main sources are those which are most Soshit community - women, dalits, adivasis - whose voices and much less get to read reports in mainstream press. the community through individual development plans to us Phunँc want to calibrate. Our reports are as individual or collective interview. We feature discussions between the authorities and the people of the village would like to render as. Also village of Chitrakoot and banda, presented highlights of the towns we also want to Fotoficr - The other attribute of these areas will be presented as to readers living

Fieldwork: Chitrakoot and Banda (Uttar Pradesh)

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Project proposal: Plight of the faceless millions caught in the doldrums of economic transformation

Theme: Status of denotified tribes and also to the guague the impact of libralisation on small and marginal farmers.
Alternative self dependent seed and fertilizer credit system

Pune, Osmanabad, Aurangabad and some areas of Nashik, Beed (Maharastra) - Denotified tribes
Muzaffarnagar, Aligharh, Lucknow and Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) - Indebtedness of farmers
Bundelkhand - Migration of small and marginal farmers from Bundelkhand

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