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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Pulwama Village Battling Water Crisis For Past Three Decades

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Artcile By: Nusrat Ali Residents of Dadoora, Pulwama are facing water crisis from last 3 decades. Water crisis in village made its residents to dug wells on their own expenses. A family has sold 3 sheep to solve the water problem. The entire village has only 2 working tube wells […]

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Locked and Defunct: How Panchayats Work in Pulwama

Video By: Jahanara Khaliq | Article By: Alankrita Anand Ever since the Panchayati Raj Act was adopted, the panchayat buildings in this Pulwama village are regularly painted and maintained; only to open for elections. A 2016 Lok Sabha report revealed that of the 258,000 gram panchayats (village councils) in the country, only 56,000 have buildings; […]

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Pellet Guns – Two Shaborzas and Their Dark Future

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali On 31 October 2016, in Rahmoo village of Pulwama, two teenage girls of 10th standard with identical name (Shabroza), were shot with pellets in their eyes by the Govt forces during 2016 unrest. Both of them have lost eye sight in one of their eye and […]

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Pulwama Boys Created a Cheap Model to Generate Electricity

Video By: Jahan Ara Khaliq | Article By: Nusrat Ali Suhail Ahmad Parray, a student and Sameer Ahmad Najar, a plumber by profession of Padgampora, Awantipora, Pulwama, both in their teens have successfully generated electricity, equal to 7 electric lamps from indigenous turbine. They have spent INR 10,000 to develop this model and it takes […]

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One Woman Against The State: Masooda Parveen’s 20 Years Struggle

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Masooda Parveen of Pampora area in Kashmir has been fighting for justice in Supreme Court of India for last 20 years after her husband Adv Ghulam Mohiudin Rigoo a member of High Court Bar Association, was taken away from his house by an Army Major accompanied […]

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Impact: People Come To Aid Pulwana Man Disabled By Cross-firing

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Altaf Ahmad Zargar was returning to his home village Aglar on 19 June 2017 from Pulawama. At Drabgam village Govt forces had laid siege against militants in this village and Altaf was hit by bullets . Being in a poor condition, Altaf was not able to […]

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Impact: Mehraj Received Financial Assistance Under PMEGP

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Mehraj Ahmad from Pulwama’s Kalampora lost his left arm during an accident in 2015. Head of the family who used to support his family financially, did not loose courage and has been able to stand up once more and is fulfilling his financial needs by running […]

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2014 Kashmir Floods: Of Broken Promises and Unpaid Compensation

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali In September 2014, floods struck Kashmir valley which resulted in heavy damages to property and business. 80,000 people were badly suffered who lost their homes and business. Floods caused an immediate loss of Rs. 5,400-5,700 crore to the state’s economy. There are 80 shopkeepers in Malangpora […]

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“I Didn’t Pay Attention to What People Said” Zeeshan, MBA, a Dairy Farm Owner

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Zeeshan Danish, 30, an MBA from Bangalore, who hails from Ratnipora village in Pulwama, runs a successful dairy business. He started rearing cows in 2013 and today he is owner of 3 dairy farms, a poultry farm, a rabbit farm and a pigeon farm. He is […]

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