Kalavati

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65 years, Tenny village, District Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh Kalavati was widowed ten years ago. Her family consists of  two sons and a daughter-in-law. She has tried to apply for widow pension but the Pradhan told her he does not have … Continued

Ramlali

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Village Rampur, District Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh Ramlali , who was widowed three years ago lives with her son’s family. She is in her mid 60s and has neither a pension nor a ration card. Whenever she approaches the Pradhan for … Continued

Doobar

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Sitapur district, UP There is enormous evidence of money being extracted from poor people in the name of inclusion in the monthly pension scheme. Doobar from Alipur village in Sitapur is no exception. At 65 years, he is not getting … Continued

Sarju

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Sitapur district, UP Fifty-five-year-old Sarju from Tehni village in Sitapur district is left with no source of income. He suffers from breathing ailment and thus cannot work. Though he has stopped smoking and all forms of tobacco, his breathing trouble … Continued

Ram Sahai

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Sitapur district, UP Wearing dirty, tattered clothes, Ram Sahai from Sablia village in Sitapur district is a picture of misery. He does not have any BPL card, no old age pension at 62 years and no disability support for his … Continued

Chotte Lal

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Sitapur district, UP Chotte Lal is again a story of poverty, illiteracy, ignorance and helplessness. He has come to Delhi thinking his future will be better if his voice reaches the right quarters. He is participating in the demonstration for … Continued

Ram Lal

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Sitapur district, U.P Ram Lal apparently needs pension on two counts – he is 62 years of age and is disabled. One year back he had fractured his leg but his mobility has not returned completely and thus he walks … Continued

Balak Ram

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Sitapur district, UP That Balak Ram at 60, is not getting any social security from the state government is not a shock. What is shocking is that he had to pay Rs 500 to village pradhan to get enrolled in … Continued

Dukhiya

‘My parents named me Dukhiya because they did not want me but a son’ ,says the 45 year old to me. The name encapsulates the sadness and dependency of the 45 year olds life. Dukhiya’s husband aged 50 is still … Continued