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Bengal Weaver

How the pandemic has affected Bengal’s weaving industry This report is part of CJP’s Grassroots Fellowship Program

The Covid-19 Lockdown may soon ease off in West Bengal, however there has been massive damage done already, as it virtually cut off livelihoods of weavers and workers associated with the textile industry. The lockdown is said to have affected over six lakh registered workers associated with the weaving industry. CJP Grassroots fellow Ripon Sheikh…

Migrant Worker Wives

Wives of Migrant Workers: A story of struggle amidst uncertainty CJP Grassroots fellows documents the plight of these women

As the women, who stay behind in their villages to sustain migration by supporting their men, face acute distress amidst a prolonged lockdown, CJP fellows Ripon Sheikh and Tinku Sheikh speak to them and bring out their stories. Support CJP’s grassroots fellows to enable people from the marginalized communities document stories that are often ignored…

Murshidabad: Crisis pours when it rains! Paddy farmers fear unseasonal rain, hail and government apathy above all

Governments and seasons, both, change regularly, what does not change, is the fate of the farmer. This is the feeling in rural Bengal, a resignation of sorts, expressed by those who have been losing their jobs, and are getting pushed further into poverty due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lack of policies that can help…

Mango Sellers Malda

How the lockdown has pushed mango farmers in Malda to the brink COVID induced lockdown and cyclone Yaas have affected their livelihoods

West Bengal’s Malda is famous for its variety of mangoes, which are exported all around the country and internationally. But the COVID surge, subsequent lockdown and Cyclone Yaas have deeply impacted the business of the mango farmers. Unable to ship their yield in time and being forced to sell mangoes at a compromised price point,…

Honey Collection

How Sunderban’s Honey Collectors fight all odds to earn their living CJP Grassroots Fellow reports from Sunderbans

CJP Grassroots Fellow Ripon Sheikh brings us the story of Sunderban’s Honey Collectors, who travel into the depths of the forest and collect wild honey to earn their living. These people are surviving crouching tigers, stinging bees and a stringent Lockdown to keep alive a traditional form of livelihood. Support our grassroots fellows to read…

BSM CJP

CJP & BSM help rural Bengal with Oxygen Cylinders This is what your support can help us achieve

CJP is working closely with the Bangla Sanskriti Manch (BSM). BSM is working in rural Bengal delivering medical supplies and kits to impoverished communities. CJP Grassroots Fellow Ripon Sheikh is a part of this initiative, where oxygen cylinders are being distributed, to those who need them, at Re. 1. Please continue with the support so that…

Baha Festival

Baha “flower festival” of the Santhals Watch this video to witness the rituals and celebrations of Baha Parab

CJP Grassroots Fellow Ripon Sheikh brings to us exclusive images from the springtime flower festival, Baha Parab, celebrated by the Santhals and other tribes of India. Please Support our fellows so that more such stories can be shared with the world. Know more about our fellows here. To donate visit: https://cjp.org.in/donate Related: CJP Grassroots Fellowship:…

Forest Fire Ayodhya Hills

Ayodhya Hills on Fire: CJP fellow brings us images from ground zero Our grassroots fellows are bringing out stories that are often ignored by mainstream media

CJP grassroots Fellow Ripon Sheikh brings us images and videos from Purulia and areas around Ayodhya Hills where a huge bushfire, reportedly started by suspected miscreants, set hundreds of trees and vegetation ablaze. Youth and social workers, including members of DYFI came out to bring the situation under control in this water-scarce district. Children and…

Iron Workshop Ripon Sheikh

Lockdown brings Bengal Blacksmiths’ work to a grinding halt CJP fellow Ripon Sheikh reports from Birbhum

CJP grassroots fellow Ripon Sheikh investigates the plight of small industries as they face total unemployment and loss of business due to the lockdown, in West Bengal’s Birbhum. Empower our Grassroots fellows to bring out more such stories closest to their hearts and home. Related: CJP Grassroots Fellowship: Meet Ripon Sheikh who documents rural Bengal…

Khowai Haat

Artisans near Tagore’s Shantiniketan face penury and ruin CJP grassroots fellow Ripon Sheikh speaks to artisans and small business owners

Bolpur Shantiniketan’s Khowai haat is a weekly fair, by the Khowai river, where many artisans and artists find their sources of income. CJP grassroots fellow Ripon Sheikh speaks to artists and small business owners to know the impact of lockdown on their livelihoods and how would their income be affected by the shutting down of…

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