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How Coronavirus impacted women

In the first part of our health series, we look at how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the health of rural women who already suffer from lack of gynaecologists and resources for treatment. Take a look at the story of Rani from Kiwana village in Shamli district of West UP. Her story is that of […]

Why Ganga has begun to scare people in Unnao?

Residential areas near Ganga river bed in Shuklaganj in Unnao, UP are under enormous strain. Many residents in the area are terrorised because of the rise in the water levels of Ganga river. Over the last few years, because of incessant sand mining, the course of the river has changed. Water levels around Shuklaganj have […]

Why the Massive Farmers’ Protest in Muzaffarnagar?

Sugarcane farmers from Western Uttar Pradesh are protesting at Budhana in Muzaffarnagar district. The protest is being led by Bharat Kisan Union (BKU) and they’re demanding that they be paid their sugarcane dues from January of this year. What is also interesting to note is that after the 2013 sectarian violence in the region, Hindu […]

Massive Losses for Fruit Farmers During Lockdown

The ripple effects on the economy and economic conditions of the people because of the Covid19 lockdown are now beginning to manifest. In this video ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to mango farmers and farm labourers in Shamli district of UP. The lockdown has brought severe losses to the mango orchard farmers and in effect even the […]

Which Religion spread Corona in India?

Around the end of March 2020, large sections of Indian media and the government went overboard attacking Tablighi Jamaat, claiming that the organisation and its congregation at Nizamuddin, Delhi was responsible for massive spike in Covid 19 cases in India. However, is that really the truth or was the government along with the media simply […]

Why are Workers Not getting Work under MNREGA?

As things are gradually opening up after the Covid 19 lockdown, people in rural India were expecting to find employment through MNREGA. However, in this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to people from Kivana village in UP’s Shamli district and they claim that most people are still not getting employment through the MNREGA. Crew- Rahul Sherwal, […]

Garment Stitching Units Severely Hit by Lockdown

As the lockdown is gradually easing, Garment Stitching and embroidery units in UP are facing a major crisis and some are on the verge of shutdown. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to a unit owner and worker from Loni district in UP and they discuss how the unit is facing major losses. The government […]

Red Alert: Looming Unemployment in UP

As the lockdown is gradually easing, daily wage workers in UP are facing massive unemployment. In this video, ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to daily wage workers from Shamli district in UP and they discuss how they are hardly getting any employment and their wages are also dropping. The government is also doing nothing to intervene to […]

Hawkers Severely Affected by Lockdown

Even as the lockdown in India is gradually being lifted several restrictions are still in place and many small businesses are collapsing. In this video ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to hawkers from Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh. We try to understand how the lockdown has impacted their business and their lives. Crew- Vishal Kumar, Rahul Sherwal

Lockdown Destroys Wedding Band Business

Even as the lockdown in India is gradually being lifted several restrictions are still in place and many small businesses are collapsing. In this video ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to the owner and workers of a small music band company that performs at various functions like marriages and religious processions. We try to understand how the […]