IMPACT: Sonpah Village Gets New Pipelines and Access to Safe Drinking Water

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Sonpah village located in Budgam district was facing acute shortage of water for drinking. Despite having a good number of springs available, the authorities had not maintained them and the pipelines, which had resulted in shortage of water. People were forced to take contaminated water which […]

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Man-Animal Conflict: Conflict On Rise as Space For Animals Shrink

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali As human populations expand and natural habitats shrink, people and animals are increasingly coming into conflict over living space and food.  The man-animal conflict has been increasing over the period of 30 years in Kashmir due to the shrinking of buffer spaces between forests and human […]

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Huzaif: Kashmir’s Budding Football Trick-shot Artist

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Huzaif Shah of Central district Budgam’s Charari Sharif is a football trick shot artist. He developed his skills watching football videos online. Huzaif started to showcase his talent by uploading the videos across social media platforms. Huzaif has been working hard to make his tricks successful. […]

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Young Boy Killed By Army After Bang of a Juice Pouch Was Mistaken For Grenade in Budgam

Video By: Rafiqa Bano Article By: Nusrat Ali 18 year old Tanveer Ahmad Wani of Beerwah Budgam was shot dead on 27 July 2017 by Indian Army’s 53 RR men. The incident took place on Friday in the market, when army was patrolling on the road and young student (according to locals) was grabbed and […]

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Health And Environment Both at Stake: Municipal Committee Dumps Waste on Bank of ‘Ferozpur Nallah’

Video By: Rafiqa Bano  | Article By: Nusrat Ali The Municipal Committee Magam is dumping solid waste on the banks of a major stream in the town. The Ferozpur Nallah, which provides water to scores of villages, is facing serious threat from the waste dumped on its banks. Residents said that the authorities instead of […]

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IMPACT: Drung Residents Waited 4 Years to Get Transformer Installed

Video By: Rafiqa Bano |  Article By: Nusrat Ali In 2014 the authorities of Power Department decided to install a new electricity transformer in Dar Mohalla of Drung village located in Budgam and till this year the transformer was not installed. People have been following with the authorities for these years but the result has […]

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Are Awareness Programmes Enough to Declare a Village Cashless?

Video By: Rayees Ahmad and Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Alankrita Anand Lanura and Manzigam were the first villages in Kashmir to go ‘cashless’, but they don’t even have proper roads, electricity and water supply, never-mind internet connection. Demonetisation was perhaps the first shocker that the current government dropped after being voted to power. In […]

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IMPACT: Budgam Village Gets Electricity After 30 Years

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Nouroz Baba village is located in Budgam of central Kashmir. A population of 200 souls which has 40 households would always remain in darkness after transmission lines of Dar Mohalla of this village developed issues, since then the issue was hanging. Our CC highlighted the issue […]

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‘Bandi Pethir’ – Kashmiri Folk Art on The Verge of Extinction

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali The traditional theatre art of Kashmir which has played a crucial role in communication in the past hundreds of years is called as ‘Bandi Pethir’. The artists are giving away this folk form of theatre and the art is on the decline from the last several […]

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