Yearly Archives: 2016


Collective Farming News Bhaskar Bhau Somamalik does not migrate any more to Mumbai in search of work. In one rabi season, he earns about Rs 50,000. (Photo by Nidhi Jamwal) Not long ago, Diwali, the festival of lights, used to bring gloom to the family of Bhaskar Bhau Somamalik, a farmer from Khoch village in Mokhada taluka [...]

By | 2018-07-06T16:48:11+00:00 December 25th, 2016|Livelihood|0 Comments

Solar Lights Distribution Aine (Jawhar)

Aine is one of the remotest village in Jawhar Block. The plight of people to access water & electricity is unmatched. The Government Ashram School of Aine faces more challenging situation as they do not have premises of their own. Total strength of this residential school is 200 students out of which 50 girls stay [...]

By | 2018-07-06T16:48:13+00:00 December 25th, 2016|Livelihood|0 Comments

Replenishment of Solar Water for Students

Ashram Schools in tribal area are one of the important institutions to depart education with residential facilities. However due to lack of infrastructure students face difficulties. Aroehan observed that in many such schools Solar Water heaters are installed but not in operation for long time. It affects students for their regular cleanliness and hygiene. On [...]

By | 2018-07-06T16:48:13+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Livelihood|0 Comments

Taking on Local Governance – Part II

Our work on the Right to Food Campaign and ensuring the smooth functioning of the PDS in Mokhada led us to ask a very basic question - why should people have to migrate for work in the first place? Migration is one of the core causes for the incidence of malnutrition in Mokhada. When people [...]

By | 2018-07-06T16:48:13+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Governance|0 Comments

Taking on Local Governance

It was late afternoon when Rahul Tiwrekar received a phone call about a the siphoning of PDS ( Public distribution System) grain meant for the people of Shivli. A whole truck full! ( Large quantities of rations meant allocated under the Public Distribution System are siphoned off and reach open markets where they are sold [...]

By | 2018-07-06T16:48:14+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Governance|0 Comments

Defining the ‘Whatever’

I distinctly remember my first visit to a school in Mokhada over 10 years ago. Crumbling infrastructure, low hygiene, no access to water were just some of the things that come to mind when I think back in time. But one thing that stood out the most was - the children and their keenness to [...]

By | 2018-07-06T16:48:14+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Articles, Education|1 Comment

Decoding Malnutrition in Mokhada

The complex issue of Malnutrition - where does one even begin to tackle it? Sponsor meals? Adopt villages? Talk to women about nutrition? Work with the ICDS ( Integrated Child Development Programme)? All of the above? We were faced with a similar dilemma when we first ventured into Mokhada in 2006.  The issue was all [...]

By | 2018-07-06T16:48:14+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Health|0 Comments