Dev Kumar Ram belongs to Agiaon Musahar Tola, Village-Agiaon. This village is located 15 km away from the Bhojpur District in Bihar.
The Musahar Youth Empowerment Project (MYEP) started in Agiaon Musahar Tola on August 2015, where community people were motivated towards better livelihood. Dev Kummar Ram belongs to a Musahar Community where people struggle everyday to survive and to get their staple food. During the MYEP intervention period he didn’t show much interest in attending the community meetings and always was wandering around in search of work. He was feeling very disappointed about his life. Only after two months, he started to attend project orientation meetings and asked our MYEP staff about the project. After he was heard about the project components this information became the turning point in his life.
India is still under the threat of importation of wild poliovirus (WPV) as active circulation of WPV is going on in Pakistan and Afghanistan. As of December 29, 2015, the total number of WPV1 cases in Pakistan was 51, compared to 290 in the same period of 2014. Afghanistan case count reached to 19 compared to 26 in the same period of 2014.The global case count as of December 29, 2015 was 70.
An Earthquake with magnitude 6.7 on Richter scale hit Manipur on the early hours of 4th January 2016 around 4:35 a.m. Strong tremors were felt across whole North East of India, and other states of Jharkhand and Bihar. The quake was also felt in neighbouring countries Myanmar, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Deep depression over Bay of Bengal brought heavy rains to the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu State. The depression brought in gusty winds with the speed of up to 60-90 km/hour.
The process of instant rains lead to intensive flooding in some parts of Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur and Cuddalore around the rivers and backwaters attached with the river and sea. The process of continuous downpour stretching for 72 hours and more witnessed reduced movement of people/community.
Territorial rainfall since August 2015 in the state and the catchment areas in Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan has lead to rise in the water level of Major River Brahmaputra and its tributaries. The rising Brahmaputra River along with its tributaries has resulted in the flooding of around 19 districts. As State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the death toll has reached 64 and over 17.67 lakh people have been affected so far due to the flood situation in the state.
Around 1,000 villages have been submerged in water. The grim situation has prompted the Indian army to carry out rescue and relief operations. The army has successfully been able to rescue about 1500 people, which includes infants and children. About 177 relief camps have been set up by the state administration.
Incessant rain for more than a week in the hills and plains, and the ever rising of the water level of Sengvai River in the State of Manipur has been the cause of concern for communities, especially in Chandel and Thoubal Districts that were badly affected.
From the 9 Districts that State of Manipur has, 5 are located in the hills and 4 in the valley. The recent flood and landslide affected mainly 6 districts and approximately more than 155 villages only in Chandel district.