Case Stories

  • 20150315_105834Man learns to safely transfer his hard earned money with soochna seva’s help

    Balkishan Khawaas, Baldani Devi’s husband had been disowned by his family for some reason. The event forced him to migrate to Punjab in search of employment and financial security. In the absence of any bank account, every time he had to travel back home, he used to carry all the hard earned cash with him. Many a times, he was robbed in course of the journey. Then, Soochna Seva Kendra informed him about the existence of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). PMJDY is a National Mission on…

  • new-mgnrega-logoSoochna Seva: Fast tracking MGNREGA

    Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is one of the ambitious schemes of Indian government to eradicate poverty and put a check on rural-urban migration. Villagers tend to migrate to urban areas because of poor economic opportunities and in the lure of better livelihood. The scheme guarantees every BPL card holder a guaranteed employment of 100 days and the payment with in a designated period of time. Soochna Seva team in the West Champaran district found that the…

  • casestory'Constructing a ramp of financial security for Ravi Kumar through Viklang Pension Scheme

    Ravi Kumar was busy herding the cattle in the rough grassland when one of the Soochna Seva team members spotted him. They were on the way to Matiyariya village in Gaunaha block of West Champaran, for one-to one meeting with the villagers. They noticed that Ravi was unable to walk properly as his feet were bent outwards and also he stooped while walking. The team stopped their vehicle and moved forward to interact with Ravi. They came to know that Ravi was born with distorted legs and it took…

  • IMG_20160504_192333Information to Empowerment

    West Champaran district of Bihar state was carved out of Champaran district in 1984. The geography of the area is such that Goverdhana range, a mountain chain forms the Indo-Nepalese border. Many rivulets have a source in this range, leading to tributaries of river Gandak. These rivulets, in fact, make the land fertile, rich in vegetation and ensure high ground water level all year round, making the district a high population density district, and Bettiah an urban centre within the chaotic…

  • social security pensionSocial Security Pension

    This story is of 72-year-old Doli Bai, wife of Dhan Singh, who lives in Tajpur village which falls under the Gram Panchayat of Bhidra, Madhya Pradesh. Doli Bai used to receive her old age pension regularly until suddenly the payments ceased in February 2015. Due to lack of information and repeatedly filling the application incorrectly, or leaving some information incomple, the woman had to face disappointment every time. In June 2015, she happened to meet a Soochna Sevak, Nagma, and narrated…

  • Fighting malnutrition amid resistanceFighting malnutrition amid resistance

    This is the story of an Anganwadi worker from the Gram Panchayat of Lakshmanpura. Munni Rajput, wife of Bhoor Singh, is an aanganwadi worker who words with the Bheel community in Lakshamanpura village, in Raghogarh block of Guna district, Madhya Pradesh. As part of her role and responsibility, Munni collects information on pregnant women and women with new born babies, besides malnourished children. However, she finds it extremely difficult to make the community members take her advice. Munni…

  • Digitally abled students find job security 2Digitally abled students find job security

    There is a village called Nizampur in Khatakiya panchayat where there are 50 households but a population of 600 people. Harijan and Kevats reside in this village on the banks of river Parvati, which is suitable for growing khareef crops like soyabean and corn; and rabi crops like wheat, gram, coriander and some vegetables. Therefore, most people in this village own agricultural lands or work on these lands as labourers. When Soochna Sevak Naval Kushwaha visited this village once to create…

  • Jakhanikhal_PDSIntervention for Equality

    Most of the villagers of Jakhanikhal in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand fall above the poverty line and belong to the general category. However, they don’t earn enough to be able to afford grains and other food items at market price. Under these circumstances, they are completely dependent on the local PDS shops (or ration shops). A few days ago, some of the villagers learnt that the food grains were being distributed disproportionately and disparately, following which the…

  • Sikta CAseAssi nabbe rupaye le lo mera kaam kar do

    It was a usual day like any other day for Soochna Mitras. They had two separate engagements at Bahera village of Sikta Block one they had to undertake soochnapreneur survey as well as Cattle Vaccination camp. During activity Soochna Mitr stumbled up on Shri. Dukhram Mahato (C/o 09006056983) who foresaw Soochna Mitra as grievance readdresses mechanism. After inquiring the, credentials, Shri. Mahato narrated the following incident – On Aug 17, 2016 Shri Mahato went to Block Office to submit…

  • picJustice delivered after a long wait- A Success Story of Soochna Seva Team

    On 20th February 2017, Kamlesh, a Soochna Seva worker received a tip-off on the rampant black marketing of ration happening in the Ward no. 19, Weaver Colony, Khatipura, Jaipur. The area dealer was stocking the food materials and deserving community members were forced to buy food items from the open market. The poor were unable to afford open market prices and were left malnourished. The rich in the area were reported to be buying off food items on payment of bribes.  Shishir and…

  • RajaramRajaram received support from Soochna Seva Kendra after an unfortunate accident

    During a survey in Lohrati village, Barmer (Rajasthan), Soochna Seva team met Rajaram. He is 35 years old, married and has 3 kids. Two years ago, in an unfortunate accident, Rajaram lost his one leg. The accident not just crippled him but left his whole family shattered as he was the only breadwinner for them. In the event of finding no employment, the family financial situation went so grim that soon affording medical expenses of Rajaram became impossible. The Soochna Seva team helped…

  • Vasudha KendraSoochna Seva stood for the West Champaran residents

    The year 1990 is considered as a watershed moment for the Indian economy. As India opened up its business market to the world, the influx of ICTs also got propelled in the country.  All aspects of human life were affected by this, even the way the governance was carried out. Soon the E-governance found its way into public administration related work. Initially, the E-Governance was to reduce the paper work and human resource involved in the processing of applications in government…

  • Doctor on callCall of Duty: Satyaprakash arranges medical help for community people

    Soochna Seva Kendra Pidhari centre was inaugurated on September 3, 2016 and since then Satyaprakash Ram is looking after the centre operations. Shri. Ramchandra Shah (Cellular Number 09572614690), a Pidhari resident was curious about the centre’s core functionality. He paid a visit to the centre and asked Satyaprakash about the centre’s activity. He was glad that centre is providing Digital Services and Digital Literacy to help villagers in facilitating GES and also assist in resolving…

  • ab ye ghar bachaegi ya paiseSoochna Seva – Fight Fire with Unity

    Champaran is a land of many legends and everything about it carries ancient history in it. Situated on the lower tray of Himalayas’, Champaran land is fertile and farming is the most preferred occupation in the whole region. The legend has it that British exploited the farm productions and imposed unfair regulations on the fellow farmers leading to irreversible damages to the area’s socio-economic status. The imbalances of resources are still evident. Poverty is rampant and residents…

  • Itiyo DEviMaking the authorities accountable

    Thirty-year-old Itiyo Devi lost her husband Rupa Ram a few years, and has been raising her child alone since then. It’s not been easy for her as the little embroidery work that she does is barely enough to earn the mother and the child two square meals a day. Further, her problems aggravate during the monsoon when her straw hut begins to leak. Sometime ago, she heard from a relative about the Rajasthan government’s Karyashala Yojana under which BPL families belonging to the Scheduled…

  • Neeta GosaiLife was never easy

    Neeta is a small town girl from TehriGarhwal. Evidently a small place but her aspirations are nothing short of to take on the world. This is neeta’s story. Life was never easy as she hailed from a poor family background amid dearth of employment opportunities. Her father is a truck driver and was working hard to keep the kitchen fire burning. Neeta had 3 younger siblings who were studying in the nearby school. Apart from helping mother in household chores she also took a special interest…

  • much delay but much reliefMuch delayed but much relief

    Kavita Devi is a 35-year-old widow who lives in Baitu Bhojpi village of Barmer district in Rajasthan with her two girls and one boy. After Shyamlal succumbed to cancer, all Kavita had to support her family was a monthly widow pension of Rs. 500 and a meagre wage as farm labourer (or whatever is her other source of income). This was extremely insufficient to ensure both food and education for the children, and eventually the children were forced to drop out of school. Due to lack of awareness,…

  • Rekha DeviRekha Devi gets a package of entitlements for her family

    Rekha Devi is a 42 year old woman resides in bedo panchayat, of Ranchi District, Jharkhand. She has a small family with her husband Manoj Soni (45), father in law Bhola soni (70) and a 4 year old daughter Komal Kumari. Farming is the only livelihood option for her family which makes them earn 2000 rupees a month.  She was very well aware about the entitlement for her family under National food Security Act. For the last 3 years, she was trying hard to get ration card and she was…

  • RadhikaRukma Devi received entitlement from Social Welfare Department for her daughter

    Rukma Devi lives in Dabri village with her family, Tehri Garhwal and her husband Brahmpal works in a hotel in Pune, Maharashtra. He has one son and two daughters. Her 5 year old daughter Radhika is eligible for the Nanda Devi Kanya Dhan Yojana, launched to empower the girl child in 2011.  Under the scheme, a girl child born on or after January 1, 2009, to BPL parents will receive Rs 5,000 as fixed deposit, to be utilised on the condition that the girl completes 18 years of age and also…

  • itkiResidents of “Itki” found ray of hope by Ujjwala Yojna

    Manni Devi is a resident of Baridih village, Ranchi. After her husband died, she started living separately. She earns her livelihood by working as a maid and sometimes works on field for extra income. She had no proper supply of cooking gas in her house. Therefore, she used to collect leaves and sticks from forest, which was a huge waste of time and energy. Soochna Seva team organized a camp for free gas connection in Baridih village, under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna. The…

  • An Unusual Another Day' (Ek anokha sa ek aur din)‘An Unusual Another Day' (Ek anokha sa ek aur din)

    It was one of theusual day for 63-year-old Dhan Lal Pita, a laborer by profession. Being aware of a camp organized by Soochna Seva team his village-Pathar Colony, he thought to visit. He hopefully expressed his state, ‘I don’t get pension, what should I do?’ On checking his identity card and ration card, the team was surprised to know he hasn’t got pension for 3 years besides him being 63. The team on 29 April 2016 quickly rushed to fill a request in the village panchayat. After…

  • Aasi DeviCare for the Old

    Aasi Devi is an 80-year-old resident of Baytu Bhopji in Asalaram village in Rajasthan where she had been living a life devoid of any government assistance. An ageing woman, she was not enrolled under any government scheme or entitlement as she was unaware about even the most popular pension schemes. Nor did she know who to approach for help until a Soochna Seva team visited Baytu Bhopji. The team shared ample information about various schemes with community members and encouraged Aasi Devi to…

  • AnaduQuestioning the Authorities

    Anadu and her husband Azeem Khan live in Baytu Bhopji village of Rajasthan where she has been struggling to receive regular benefits under the old age pension scheme. Though Anandu was enrolled under a pension scheme, a few monthly ago, she stopped receiving her monthly pension. Despite several visits to the Panchayat office, there was no relief or response. When she was about to lose all hopes, somebody directed her to reach out to a Soochna Sevak who helped her register a complaint on the…

  • casestory'Balm For The Sick

    Fifty-six-year-old Achalram, a resident of Kalyanpur in Barmer district of Rajasthan, has been working in a stone quarry for the last 15 years while his wife earns 100 days of labour under MGNREGA every year. Hailing from a poor family of a backward caste, Achalram has lived a hard life and continues to live a hard life. While Achalram’s young son, Lalit, is still studying and is yet to contribute to the household income, the older son, 18-year-old Mularam, is an alcoholic. Achalram has two…

  • Hema Bai2Information is Power

    Shiri. Bala Pardi who met with an accident and subsequently succumbed to injury, had his insurance claim pending. This incident came to light when Soochna Seva team visited Pardi Chak of Muradpur Panchayat. Smt. Hema Bai with the assistance of Shri. Shyam Pardi (Mobile No: 7389650049) had already submitted the paper to the company. In response to these submissions, company had sent a post explaining the policy details and benefits stipulated in the policy.  Unfortunately, Hema Bai is not…

  • casestory'Mukesh Yadav (Soochna Sevak) helped Parmal singh to get his account number from a Kiosk.

    Kanti a village in lakshmanpura panchayat is about thirty five kilometers from Raghogarh Block. This village is a Bhil village. Shri. Parmal Singh, aged 45 is one of the residents of this village. He and his five member family is simple minded people. In the month of January 2015, people were eagerly opening accounts under PMJDY scheme. Parmal Singh who was inquisitive about this eagerness among his neighbors wanted to know more about the scheme. He learnt that everybody is opening her account…

  • casestory'Kundan Singh Silawat gets the benefit of ‘Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana’

    Kundan Singh Silawat is a resident of Garkheda Panchayat’s Bachi village. Shiri. Kundan Singh’s daughter, Kaushalya was about to get married. But Kundan Singh did not had enough money to undertake the endeavour so he thought of getting assistance from Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojna for this he also discussed it with his relatives and brought them overboard. He approached the concern officials at Budhana Village and noted down the required documents. Though he had all the information he was…

  • Hum kar rahe hain‘Hum Kar Rahe Hai Na’

    Based on the stands social organizations often takes they are labeled as anti-govt. However these days this perception has changed and a mutual understanding between the two has developed, though it swings between positivity to negativity as per the situation and conditions. Since the nature of Soochna Seva’s work is in line with Government’s social arm, cooperation between the two is natural and will strengthen each other. Bearing this in mind, Soochna Seva was looking for mutual…

  • casestory'Hand pump repaired by PHE dept. officials though constant monitoring by Soochna Sevak, Bhoore Singh, in Aron block

    One of the Soochna Seva team members, Bhure Singh was assigned the task to go for a door-to-door visit in Barkhedi Maharaj village that lies on the State Highway 38 in Madhya Pradesh. While he was strolling in the village to meet the locals he got tired and was thirsty. So he searched for nearby hand-pumps and after finding one he tried to draw water but no water came out of the nozzle. He questioned a passerby and learned that the hand pump was out of order for the last two month. He felt…

  • Rinku DEviSoochna Seva’s ensures medical treatment of pregnant lady

    Rinku Devi (21) is a resident of Parsouni village in Ramnagar block of West Champaran. Devi, who belongs to a poor family, was unable to pay for medical treatment required during her pregnancy.   The Soochna Seva team met her during their one of their door-to-door visits. After knowing her ignorance about the government scheme available for maternal and natal care available in government run health centres, the team took an initiative to help her.   The team connected her…

  • Ramraj MAhatoSoochna Seva helps elderly man to get his pension

    Soochna Sevaks from Ramnagar block were busy steering a community meeting to inform people about the social security schemes when Ramraj Mahato, one of the participants, confronted the team that such schemes are hoax. The team calmed him down and exchanged dialogues to know the gravity of his situation. Through him they learned that he has been shunned by the officials at BDO office. Because he had applied for Vridha Pension Scheme in 2014 and to know about the status he has been visiting the…

  • Mohan ShahMohan gets his land back after Soochna Seva’s intervention

    Mohan Shah, a resident of Parsouni village, approached Soochna Sevaks to get his land back from a local goon. Shah contacted the team en route to Parsouni village outside the Parsouni Police Station. Initially, the team could not comprehend his problem but after a few dialogues they understood that the police was not helping him to sort out his problem. As he and his wife were thrown out of their house by hooligans sent by Asim Khan. Komal Kumari, block coordinator of Soochna Seva, expressed…

  • Knamul Miyah_editSoochna Sevak assists elderly disabled to avail pension

    Kanamul Miyah (60), an elderly disable from Bakwa Chandraul, a small village in Ramnagar block of West Champaran District. Despite his poor physical and financial condition, Miyah was unable to avail the benefits of government schemes as he had no bank account and no identification proof. Once he tried to get a disability certificate but failed because of having no documents to support his claim. Soochna Seva team met him during a field visit and then worked out a plan to help him out.  At…

  • Bhagni Devi_editSoochna Seva assists elderly beggar to get benefits under Parivarik Labh Yojna

    Soochna Seva team met an elderly beggar Bhagni Devi (75) during their visit to Parsouni village in Ramnagar block of  West Champaran district. She has been a homeless for last four years. She had been on her own after her three sons abandoned her. Hell broke loose when her eldest son died an unnatural death and she had an additional responsibility to look after his young children.   She was devoid of any personal identification documents such as her husband’s death certificate,…

  • PS_HP_Negma 3Soochna Seva intervenes to get out-of-order hand-pump repaired

    The hand pump of Primary School in Negma village went out-of-order in May. After a few days, the school closed for summer vacations and the hand-pump remain unattended in May-June. After the classes resumed, the lack of potable water disrupted the distribution of Mid-Day Meals and forced students to stay thirsty for hours. Locals, principal of the school, gram panchayat, and the Self Help Group, who looks after the MDM, wrote letters to the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department by no…

  • Yadav (1)Soochna Seva facilitates convenience in getting old-age pension

    Nag Yadav, 65, is a resident of Singpur village, West Champaran. He belongs to a poor family and have to work hard even at this age to make ends meet. After knowing about the social security scheme, Old Age Pension scheme run by the government for elderly people, he applied for monthly pension to support his family in managing financial expenses. He filled up the application form for the old-age pension a few months ago and has the acknowledgement receipt for the same but he could not get the…

  • Phool KumariA fair step to get the second installment of Indira Awas Yojana

    Housing is a fundamental human need; it is a basic requirement for a human survival. Everyone desires a home that provides a sense of ownership and identity. It gives psychological satisfaction and promotes self-esteem and confidence. A home contributes to the well-being and is essential for a person’s social and economic development. The dream of a ‘pucca house’ influenced Phoolkumari Devi and Ranjendra Mahto to enroll for Indira Awas Yojana. This yojana aims to provide assistance to…

  • Purushottam_NREGAPurushottam secures his future through NREGA

    The government has initiated various schemes and policies in order to provide sustainability to the under-privileged people. The irony is, majority of the rural population are devoid of the benefits earned from these schemes and the reasons behind this backlog are ignorance and lack of information. The Soochna Seva team experienced one such case of ignorance when they conducted a camp in Sivir village in Narendra Nagar block of Tehri Garhwal district. The team met Purushottam Singh; he was a…

  • SatyenderSoochna Seva team goes beyond their reach and helps Satyanarayan to retrieve his stopped pension

    A popular quote by Nelson Mandela says, “We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.” Soochna Seva also aims to help the needy, even if their work is confined to a certain geographical area. Such a case occurred in West Champaran when Soochna Seva team met Satyanarayan Manjhi. Soochna Seva team organised a camp on awareness about ‘Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojna’ in Bahuarwa village. It was…

  • Jhojhon kerkettaVaccination camp by Soochna Seva team saves the life of Jhono Kerketta’s goat

    Jhono Kerketta (35) lives in Bagdhara Patra village which comes under Kundi Panchayat of Itki block in Ranchi. She has two sons and a daughter of age 16, 14 and 10 respectively. Her husband usually works in a brick kiln but for few months only, as he spends rest of the months at home. Farming is the primary source of income for Jhono and her family. Due to poor irrigation facilities the produce is usually less therefore to facilitate the daily needs and run the household chores they began…

  • chergaOld Cherga Oraon receives money through Vridha Pension, thanks to Soochna Seva.

    Cherga Oraon is blessed with four daughters and by god’s grace all of them are well settled with their own families. It has been four years since he last visited his daughter’s house. The Soochna Seva team met him during a meeting in Itki block of Ranchi and came face to face with his situation. He is a 67- years-old farmer and during his early days he also used to sell woods for his livelihood. As time went, by he stopped working and depended entirely on his three sons. He stayed in their…

  • SimonThe vaccination camp in Semra village rescues Simon’s cattle from death

    Simon Tirki was once a flourishing farmer of Semra village in Itki block of Ranchi district. Due to his old age he stopped going to the field so and began keeping livestock to generate some income to survive. Problems sneaked into Simon’s house when his goats died and he could not do anything to save them. He had no knowledge about seasonal diseases and the precautions that were meant to be taken care of. Soon his woes came to an end during a vaccination camp conducted by the Soochna Seva…

  • casestory'Extending a helping hand to the specially-abled at Dabri village

    Soochna Seva team aims to reach out to maximum number of people who are devoid of information about various government schemes and services. They do not restrict themselves to the task of only spreading awareness but also help people in availing the benefits such as filling up forms accurately and connecting them to the right department. In order to achieve this goal, the team conducts door-to-door visit in several villages. Likewise, the Soochna Seva team from Tehri Garhwal visited Dabri…

  • sunita bhandari Pipleth Digital Litracy  In chamba TGAnother step by Soochna Seva team towards empowering citizens digitally

    Sunita Bhandari is a resident of Pipleth village in Chamba block of Tehri Garhwal district. She is a graduate but lacked computer education which served as a barrier for her to get a good job. Due to her poor financial conditions she could not attend computer classes in Chamba because that is very expensive. After meeting the Soochna Seva team in one of the camp she received information about the digital literacy programme being provided at the centre. Since her husband passed away, she was…

  • casestory'Ramchandra opens a bank account that too with zero balance

    Ramchandra Singh had the perception that he would never  require a bank account. Also, he felt that no bank would open an account with a balance that is less than 1000 rupees. His misconceptions were clarified by one of the Soochna Seva team members, when the team was on a door-to-door visit in Dabri village. The Soochna Sevak explained him about the importance of government schemes and the benefits that he can gain from them. Ramchandra was elated to know that he too could apply for various…

  • casestory'Soochna Seva team takes injured to the hospital through Janani Suraksha Vahan.

    The Guna Soochna Seva team was returning home after completing their monthly meeting at the Soochna Seva Kendra (SSK) at Chanchoura block when they witnessed an accident that took place a few meters before the Parvati river on the National Highway 3.This road connects Guna and Chanchoura and  prone to accidents due to poor road conditions. The victims were severely injured and needed immediate medical assistance. The Soochna Seva team spotted a Janani Suraksha Vahan and asked the driver to…

  • 3 Dehari Kalan HandpumpSoochna Seva team at Aron goes a step forward and helps the villagers to get their hand-pump repaired by PHE dept.

    Few years ago, people at Dehari Kalan village in Aron block were overjoyed when a new hand-pump was installed in their village. It eased their trouble of fetching water. Ladies were not forced to travel long distance and carry the water pots over their head. It also quenched the thirst of people whenever they were thirst and also helped villagers to feed their cattle with water. But to their dismay all their comfort came to an end when the only hand pump in the village broke down. All of a…

  • casestory'Radha Bai gets the benefits of Janani Surakshya Yojna with the help of Soochna Seva team

    Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) being implemented with the objective of reducing maternal and neo-natal mortality by promoting institutional delivery among the pregnant women. JSY integrates cash assistance with antenatal, intranatal & postnatal care. Soochna Seva team was explaining about Jannani Surakshya Yojna in Devpur, a small village in Raghogarh Block on April 26, 2015. After the session was over, Ram…

  • 4 Khubchand Prajapati Dehari Kalan Case StorySoochna Seva team helps Khubchand to avail compensation for his loss

    Khubchand Prajapati is a small scale farmer. He has been living in Dehari Kalan village since childhood. He and his family depend entirely on farming. He keeps all his agriculture equipment at field. One day while working a fire broke out in his field and engulfed everything. Since he was alone, he could not control the fire. As a result, his pipes which were approximately 150 in numbers were destroyed. They were used to irrigate the field. On May 12, 2015 Kaluram Prajapati son of Khoobchand…

  • Samsa KhatunSamsa Khatun’s dream of owning a pucca house fulfilled

    Samsa Khatun is a happy woman today. When Shri Sanjay Kumar Pandey, Block Development Officer of Mainatan block in West Champaran, assured her that the installments which had stopped coming under the Indira Awas Yojana will again resume within a couple of days, she felt the pall of gloom lifting off from her. And she has only the Soochna Seva team to thank for this miracle. Merely a few weeks before she met the BDO, it was a different story for Samsa Khatun. Samsa lives in Pidri with her three…

  • Antro DeviSoochna Seva team helps Antro Devi to apply for Widow Pension Scheme

    Antro lives in Segri village which is in Rani Gaon panchayat. She got married 55 yrs. ago and her groom was from Ramderia village. Just after two months of marriage her husband died and she went back to her maternal home. She began living a new life with her brothers and sister-in-law but always felt like a burden on them. Unfortunately, her brother also died and thereafter her nephew took care of her. But still she always felt that she could not repay his love and contribute in the family’s…

  • Kalyanpur_Pensionऑम प्रकाश मेघवाल की फिर शुरू हुई पेंशन

    कल्याणपुर पंचायत से 19 कि.मी दुरी पर स्थित डोली राजगुर्रा, डोली कला का राजस्व ग्राम है जिसमे लग-भग 2000 लोग निवास कर रहे है जो विभिन्न जातियों मे विभक्त है जैसे राजपुरोहित, विश्नोई, भील, मेघवाल, सुथार, लौहार, राजपुत, देवासी, दर्जी, नाई, गोस्वामी, सन्त, ब्राह्म्ण व हरिजन आदि I इसी गांव मे बस स्टेण्ड से लगभग 1 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर मेघवालो कि बस्ती है। इसी बस्ती मे गिरधारी राम मेघवाल (विकलांग) का घर है जो बिल्कुल हाईवे से सटा हुआ है। इनके परिवार मे एक वृद्द माँ, पत्नी, दो बच्चे व तीन बच्चियाँ है।

  • casestory'पेंशन एक ही बार आती है

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  • Ram Narayan Ahirwar_New (3)From a guard to a computer geek, a success story from the Soochna Seva Kendra, Chachoda

    Soochna Seva project aims to deliver basic computer skills among the rural population. So a center is set up in rural pockets and students from the villages are enrolled in it. In Chanchoda block of Guna district, a centre was setup last year.  The Soochna Seva team began introducing the activities that are carried out in selected panchayats. The hard work paid results and 32 students were enrolled within 20 days. Mr. Ramnarayan Ahirwar was strolling on the streets when he spotted some…

  • Kanti Bai_NEW (1)Kanti Bai gets a bank account with the help of Soochna Seva

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  • AksharaSoochna Seva extends a helping hand to a little one through schemes

    Akshara is a 5-yr-old girl from Dabri village and lives with her parents. She spends most of the time with toys and her younger brother, Vansh. The prime focus of her parents is her education and proper upbringing. Since, they stay in a small village, work opportunity is limited. Therefore, Amit Kumar, father of Akshara, works in Delhi as a migrant labourer. Whatever he earns in a month is too less because most of the money is spent in household management. After marriage, the couple is unable…

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    गोविन्द के माता-पिता दोनो ने किसी कारणवंश डेढ वर्ष पहले आत्महत्या कर ली । इनकी उम्र 12 वर्ष की है परिवार मे एक तो स्वयं व दो इनके भाई है। ये तीनो अपने दादा-दादी व चाचा-चाची के साथ रह रहे है। गोविन्द ने अभी कक्षा पांचवी उतीर्ण की है तथा उसके दोनों भाईयों में सबसे बड़ा भाई (उम्र16 वर्ष) घर से दुर कोई लकड़ी का कार्य कर रहा है मंजला भाई (उम्र 14 वर्ष) कक्षा 10वी उतीर्ण की है । पारिवारिक स्थिति काफी दयनीय है । इनके चाचाजी मजदुर है व चाची आंगनबाडीं कार्यकर्ता हैं जो दिन भर कमाने के बाद शाम को रुपये एकत्र कर इनका लालन-पालन करते है । कार्यक्रम के दौरान इन बच्चो की चाची ने सूचना सेवा की मींटींग में भाग लीया तब सूचना मित्रो ने योननाओं के बारे में बताया |

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  • Rajeena Bano Dehari Kalan Case StoryA phone call by Schoona Seva team helps to resume stopped scholarship of Rajina.

    Rajina Bano is specially-abled since childhood and is the eldest among her two siblings. She was in class five when she first received scholarship for ‘Chatravriti Yojna’ under the disability quota. The school headmaster proposed Noor Mohammad Shah, father of Rajina, to open a bank account for her so that the scholarship money could be deposited in it. After the account was created in the bank, Rajina received a cheque of rupees 1500 from the school authorities. Next year when Rajina…

  • Ram CharanRam Charan opens a bank account for the first time with Soochna Seva team’s help.

    In Uttrakhand, only 58% people have a bank account, out of which 20% are above 50 years of age. Ram Charan Singh is a 60-yr-old farmer from Dabri village of Thauldar block in Tehri Garhwal. He did not have a bank account and was always in this perception that one needs lots of money to open one. So after the launch of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, he opened an account on October 20, 2014. Ram Charan is a widow and has three sons. The eldest son is 34-yrs-old and four years ago met with an…

  • casestory'Soochna Seva team helps Parmal Singh in getting his bank account.

    ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna’ allows one to open an account with zero balance. So, Parmal Singh (45) sought help of Soochna Seva team to open his account in this scheme. He is from Kanti village in Lakshmanpura panchayat which is about 35 kilometers away from Raghogarh block. The residents of this village are from Bhil community.  In January 2015, the team tried to process his request but they could not do so due to system failure. So he went to a Kiosk centre at Parsoliya to open the…

  • Hello Maine Soochna Seva se bol rahaMeriyakhedi villagers receives Aadhar card after a long wait

    In January 2015, Soochna Seva team of Chanchoura helped Pream Ahirwar of Meriyakhedi village to open up an account under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna. He also took Soochna Seva team’s assistance in availing Aadhaar card in March 2015. Soochna Seva team and Meriyakhedi residents were waiting for the Aadhaar cards. Usually Aadhaar cards reach an individual’s house through post within two months. But the wait continued for three months and all the applicants were desperate to receive their…

  • Bus ek chota kadam“The journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.”_ Lao Tzu

     “The journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.”_ Lao Tzu Meriyakhedi village is a small rural area that is situated in Chanchora block of Guna district. The locals were facing trouble in collecting water as they had only one hand-pump. Soochna Seva team was in a field visit when this issue came to their notice. One of the team members encouraged the villagers to report in the C.M. Helpline no 181 so that their complaint will get registered. But none was convinced by them and…

  • DSC_0001_11Soochna Seva team helps Balveer Singh to seek a way to get financial aid for his daughter’s illness.

    Kukarbagi is a small village that is 10 kms away from main Chamba city and comes under the Bhatusain Panchayat. In the village almost 10 families belong to Schedule Caste category. This story is about Sangita a 13-yrs-old girl who is from one of those SC families. She performs extremely well in her studies when compared to the performance of her siblings. During a visit to this village, Soochna Seva team came across her and her family. Her father, Mr. Balveer Singh, works as a labourer and is…

  • Babli davi Nanda davi Kanya dhan Yojna Pic Jardhargaon Chamba TGAfter a long struggle Babli Devi successfully registers for Nanda Devi Kanya dhan Yojana

    The open meeting/discussion in Jardhar Gaon, Chamba Block was attended by the villagers and the majorities were women. Primary focus of the meeting was to deliver information about the objectives of Soochna Seva and the structure of work done by the team. Also, the team focused on describing about the schemes and policies that will benefit the villagers especially the woman. During the conversation the team interacted with Babli Devi. She explained her situation to the team. She wanted to avail…

  • 1234Padam Singh’s journey from a student to fellow at Soochna Seva Kendra

    The Soochna Seva team is making efforts to digitally empower the under-privileged children by providing computer training in their Soochna Seva Kendras. They have taught many children so far and have been continuing their work for about a year. Recently the team met Padam Singh, a young boy of 21-yr-old, in Meriyakhedi village of Chanchoura block. He expressed his desire to learn the basics of computer so that he can use his free time and learn something worthwhile that can help him in his…

  • 123Suggi Devi breathes a sigh of relief, thanks to Soochna Seva team.

    Empowering the underprivileged is one of the main priorities of Soochna Seva. The Soochna Seva team visits various villages every month so that they can reach the most marginalised communities and informs the people through digital tools. The main focus is to make the villagers aware about the schemes and policies that government has initiated to eradicate poverty and provide livelihood to the helpless. The team visited Bahuarva village to help people fill the form for ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan…

  • chilka Hanmpump2PHE dept. repairs broken hand-pump in Chilka after Soochna Seva team’s intervention

    The residents of Chilka village in Guna district were facing grave issues related to hand-pumps for several days. Every day villagers would gather around the hand-pump that was functioning properly and would stand for long hours to fill their vessels. To make matters worse, people quarreled with each other and this caused loads of commotion within the community. So, the locals complained in the PHE (Public Health Engineering) department on June 20, 2015 and waited for the officials to begin the…

  • IMG_0254Raju finally applies for Aadhar Card at Soochna Seva Kendra.

    Raju is a resident of New Tehri and works in a small barber shop to feed his family. He visited the Aadhar Card camp which was organised in Palika Sabhagar of New Tehri Nagar. He wanted to avail the benefits of ‘Direct Benefits Transfer Schemes’ and for that he had all the necessary documents except Aadhar Card.  He was supposed to fill the Form no. 4 but due to unavailability of Aadhar card he could not do so. Since, Aadhar card became his prime need, Soochna Seva team questioned him…

  • Gabri Devi MeghwalGavri Devi receives her PPO through Soochna Seva.

    Soochna Seva team has been working extremely hard towards the betterment of society by making people aware of the rights and opportunities provided by government for making one’s life sustainable. One such effort came into light from Kuship village of Ramdev Nagar block in Barmer district. Here Soochna Seva team helped Gabri Devi to obtain Pension Plan Order (PPO) card for Old Age Pension Scheme that she has applied three months ago. Gabri Devi Meghwal is a 50-yr-old woman and she married…

  • suleman neshaSoochna Seva team helps in reconstruction of the shattered dreams of a ‘pucca’ house

    Bags of cement, a heap of sand, stacks of bricks and two plastered walls describes the status of half built home of  Suleman Nesha. She received thirty seven thousand rupees as first instalment under Indira Awaas Yojna and began giving shape to her dreams of a ‘pucca’ house. The construction work could have continued smoothly if she would have received second instalment also. She used all the money from her account for the construction work, unfortunately after three months the work…

  • tehriRuchi Kirsali receives pension for her daughter through Nanda Devi Kanya Dhan Yojna

    This case story is about Ruchi Kirsali. She has been living in Dabri Village with her 3-yr-old daughter since her marriage. She was not aware about the government schemes until she met Soochna Seva. Our team informed that her daughter is eligible for Nanda Devi Kanya Yojna. As, Dabri is a very tiny village in Thauldhar Panchayat of Tehri Garhwal, Uttrakhand and is situated at higher altitude, access to that area is extremely difficult. But our Soochna Seva team walked miles to reach the…

  • Bhanwar kawarSoochna Seva resolved problem of Bhanwar Kawar

    The panchayat of Bijilia village in Barmer district, informed soochna seva team that Bhawar Kawar, who is a 72-year-old widow, is not the resident of Bijilia and that is the reason for discontinuation of the pension that she was receiving. This was a disturbing piece of information for Soochna Seva team as well as for Bhanwar because panchayat has also mentioned that for last two years she did not approach them to inquire about the delay in pension, so they assumed that, she might have moved to…

  • Jitu Lohar at Soochna Seva KendraRekindling the lost hope of survival

    The woes of Jitu Lohar (64) and his wife Geeta Devi (60) did not end even after the death of their elder son. While they were still busy bearing the brunt of their loss another setback followed when their daughter-in-law left the house to work in a brick kiln in a different state. Clouds of grief, hunger and loneliness hovered over Jitu’s head and therefore to feed his family Jitu began working as a blacksmith with a meager of 500 rupees per month. As, Jitu’s elder son was the sole…

  • Gajro DeviFacilitating the unfortunate and needy

    The unfilled form of Viklang Pension Scheme laid brazenly among other documents at Gajro Devi’s house until it came to the notice of our Soochna Sevak, Rakesh, during his visit to her house. When Rakesh visited Supura to spread awareness about government schemes and policies, he visited Gajro Devi’s house. He was moved immensely by seeing her terrible condition. Gajro Devi is a 70- year-old widow and lives in Surpura village which comes under Dandi Sakhla Panchayat and is 13 kms away…

  • Pooja UrainInvalid BPL card added woes in Pooja’s life

      Pooja Urain (38) who resides in a small village of Bedo block in Ranchi district has been living a miserable life for a long time. She was overjoyed when she received a BPL (Below Poverty Line) card after a long wait, because this will serve as a ticket  to her dreams to own a house through Indira Awas Yojna. She wanted to break free from the dilapidated condition  of leaking roof, make-shift walls and tiny rooms. The dream of a ‘pucca’ house gave her wings to believe that…

  • Daulata Bai with her sonsRestoring the survival trail

    Her sons are physically disabled. She is partially blind. . To top it all, the Pension Schemes stopped. Soochna Seva restores hope to a family whose life almost came to a standstill. Daulata Bai Sahu is a 68-year-old widow from Dehrikilla village in Aron block, Guna district. Her husband passed away thirty years ago and after his death she was left with two sons, Amar Singh Sahoo (32) and Pran Singh Sahoo (28). They are auditory and visually impaired since childhood. In 2013, Daulata Devi…

  • AshnaSecuring the future of Ashana Kumari

    Soochna Seva team reached Dabri village in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttrakhand on January 7, 2015. It was their door-to-door visit to deliver information about government schemes to the community when they met Anju Devi. Anju Devi is 28-years-old and lives with her in-laws in the village. Her husband, Azad Singh, works in a hotel in New-Delhi, earning an average income sufficient enough to feed his family. Anju Devi says, ‘When Soochna Seva team visited us, we were ignorant about…

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