Poor Family Await Benefits From State Marriage Assistance Scheme

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali In December 2015, State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS) was introduced by the government to support the marriage of unmarried identified girls of the State living below the poverty line who may not find themselves in a position to marry due to financial constraint. Under this scheme, […]

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Kashmir Uprising 1931 Fallout – Narrative of Eyewitnesses from Pulwama

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By Nusrat Ali Our Community Correspondent, Rayees Sofi interviews eyewitnesses of ‘Pulwama Martyrs’ day that took place on 23rd September 1931, two months after the popular Martyrs’ Day – 13 July 1931 – the day when Maharaja’s forces shot dead over 20 people outside Srinagar Central Jail. This is […]

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Abhama PHC: A Health Center Without The Doctor

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali The Public Health Center in Abhama is the only PHC for dozens of villages of Pulwama. More than 10000 people who depends on this PHC are facing issues due to government’s apathy. There is non availability of Doctors, staff and technology in the health center. And […]

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‘Revised Disability Pension Scheme’ Not Benefiting 100% Disabled Mohammad Shafi

Video By: Rayees Ahmad  | Artcile By: Nusrat Ali   Mohammad Shafi Dar of Maanavji Pulwama was declared 100% disabled by the health department after he fell from a tree while working. Her wife Meema now works in the fields of neighbors to earn livelihood for her and her family. Meema, is paid very less […]

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4 Years On, Flood-Affected Sheikh Community Awaits Compensation

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Flood victims of Sheikh Colony in Reshipora village of Pulwama district have been waiting for the compensation for the past 4 years. Reshipora Pulwama, was washed away by floods in 2014 – around 200 families lost their homes. But seven families of Sheikh colony of this village […]

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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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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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