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  project name ~ Dayamani Barla''''s Saathiship

category ~ Saathi

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Dayamani Barla''''s Saathiship

  NGO

 

AID India

  Category

 

Saathi

  District

 

Ranchi

  State

 

Jharkand

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 137900

 

  Year Approved

 

2007

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

1  

  Chapter Coordinators

 

 

College Park

 

  Caption

 

 

Dayamani Barla

 

  Summary

 

 

"Tribals are becoming a minority in their own state!"

Jharkhand, a natural resource, mineral -rich region is sadly, also ‘rich in the ways and kinds of exploitation against tribal societies that live in these regions. Dayamani Barlas is an inspiring story of a tribal woman who decided to stand up and campaign for issues that continue to erase, erode and impoverish tribal societies in Jharkhand in the name of development.

Dayamani, educated at the Ranchi University, has been writing articles in Hindi in regular newspapers and magazines like Prabhat Khabhar for the last ten years. Her writings powerfully articulate the exploitation faced by tribal communities, especially women. She strongly believes that by taking the voices of the tribal communities to the common public on issues of tribal womens empowerment, health, local self-governance and on Governments Tribal policies, common people can be made aware of the real situations on the ground and thus participate and influence development policies in the right direction.

She has been a powerful campaigner working shoulder-to-shoulder with the community on different issues ranging from eviction of tribals due to the Koel Karo Project, hazards of Uranium mining to forced prostitution of tribal women.

A recipient of the Counter Media Award for better rural journalism(2000) and the National Foundation for India Fellowship (2004), Dayamani runs a local tea-shop for a regular living which she claims is also one of the best places to listen to the ‘voices of the people!

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Dayamani is a very successful writer about the issues of tribal society, their displacement and their predicament in this age of rabid industrialization. Her 44 articles are listed at http://aidindia.org/main/content/category/93/ Saathi page also has a summary of her work: saathi.aidindia.org

 

  Goals

 

 

To get feedback from grassroots from tribals, underpriviledged and dispossessed, in particular from women.

 
 

  


 
 
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