Thursday, May 31, 2018

Field Visits

District office was very disappointing. So many systems and processes and too much adherence to them and no incentives. More worryingly, 0 knowledge. The district officer asked me to see the data and shoo-ed me away as quickly as he could to the next desk.
About the data from the next desk: he said the data will not give you an accurate idea. That sometimes people exist just on paper. Qualitative information is something I shouldn't expect from them in the first place. After all, they sit in air-conditioned offices.

Visited the block office today, the BDO was not in office. Met the second in command who also could just give me anecdotal evidence. The IEC material from the districts is supposed to reach these offices but he said he'd never gotten them. Such is life. The political manager of that area then took me to the Birhor area. It was Poor Economics in real life - TVs (made easily possible because of free electricity) co-existing with holes in brick walls for new mothers to go in and out of the house.  

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