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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mushahar Community - From rat to mouse

It was quite heartening to read the progress made by the Mushahar community in Bihar. The community name which loosely translates to " rat eaters" has made social progress in the last few years due to the literacy drive by the Bihar Government. With the Government now announcing "rat farming" - promoting rat as an edible food, the community fears that this would turn the students from the classroom to the fields again.

There is still a lot of hunger in rural India but these days it is turning into hunger for growth and development or as the protesters aptly summed it up " We want to learn to use a computer mouse, not catch mice."

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