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Fixing India: Land Allotted On Paper, But Possession Took 22 Long Years!

 
/ November 20, 2020

If not for the intervention by our community correspondent, the poor villagers would have continued paying taxes for a land they didn't own.

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Kashmir Exported 2 Million Tons of Apple a Year Before COVID-19 Struck

 
/ November 19, 2020

Millions of lives were directly dependent on the once flourishing Apple farming industry of Kashmir.

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Mumbai’s Municipal Body Destroys 60 Shanties Without Notice!

 
/ November 18, 2020

The richest municipal body of Asia doesn't care about its poor residents and makes them homeless overnight.

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Migrants Returning to Mumbai After COVID-19 Lockdown Are Struggling For Survival

 
/ November 2, 2020

With the lockdown officially over but the pandemic still raging, how do the urban poor in India survive?

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Destroyed by Fire, VV Correspondent Helps Dalit Man Resurrect His Life

 
/ October 30, 2020

Anil Kumar Saroj fought a long bureaucratic battle to ensure Ramlal can restart his life with dignity.

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Fed Up Villagers Boycott Voting in #BiharElections2020

 
/ October 29, 2020

Bihar villagers were promised drainage and roads in the last state polls. It remains an unfulfilled promise elections after elections.

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700 West Bengal Families Have Lost Home, Farmland to Soil Erosion

 
/ October 27, 2020

A river barrage project over Ganga in West Bengal has slowly destroyed the lives of those living in low-lying areas of the project.

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IMPACT | VV Correspondent Helps Elderly Couple Live Life of Dignity

 
/ October 22, 2020

The elderly couple from Rajasthan had medical issues and could not look out for themselves.

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Dissent in Democracy: Community Correspondents Discuss the State of the Country on Gandhi’s Birthday

 
/ October 20, 2020

In recent times, there has been a clampdown on voices of dissent in India. On Gandhi Jayanti, correspondents shared their experiences reporting about issues that may ruffle feathers, and decided that Gandhi would have approved.

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Hathras Protests Reach Mumbai Amid Calls For Justice

 
/ October 16, 2020

Many civil society organisations are questioning the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.

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Fixing India | The Story of A Medical Sub-Centre, Its Neglect and Revival

 
/ October 14, 2020

Community correspondent Laxmi Kaurav did a near-impossible task of restarting a medical sub-centre closed for decades.

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Asha Worker from Odisha Attacked and Beaten up by Villagers in Puri

 
/ October 1, 2020

Nirmala Dakua was surrounded by more than 500 villagers when she went to retrieve a COVID-19 positive patient.

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Medha Patkar Speaks Exclusively to Video Volunteers on Farmers Bill

 
/ September 28, 2020

More than 200 farmer organisations protested in Maharashtra against the new farmers bills.

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VV Correspondent Intervenes to Ensure Ration Delivery in Uttar Pradesh Village

 
/ September 23, 2020

Ambedkar Nagar villagers were not receiving their quota of ration until a VV correspondent intervened.

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A Kashmiri Doctor Paints on Chinar Leaves to Beat COVID-19 Stress

 
/ September 21, 2020

A MBBS student from Kashmir, stressed by exams and the pandemic, uses art to unwind.

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Even After Seven Decades of Independence, Villages of India Yet To Be Electrified

 
/ September 18, 2020

The Union government's Soubhagya Jyoti scheme aimed to electrify every Indian village by Mar 2019. But that ambition is yet to be realised.

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Chhattisgarh Tribals Denied Land Lease Citing Lack of Papers

 
/ September 16, 2020

A new law by the Chhattisgarh government threatens to rob more than 60 tribal families of the right to their land.

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Madhya Pradesh Labourers Quarantined In A Hut With No Facilities | COVID 19

 
/ September 11, 2020

Labourers in Betul, Madhya Pradesh, who have returned from metro cities, have been quarantined in appalling conditions.

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Crores Spent on Advertisements, But Not a Paisa On Public Spaces’ Maintenance | COVID 19

 
/ September 9, 2020

The Maharashtra state administration has spent a lot of public money on raising awareness about COVID-19. But on ground, slums of Nashik remain in a bad state.

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Malda Locals In Fear, Soil Erosion Might Take Away Everything From Them

 
/ September 7, 2020

Soil erosion in rural West Bengal is taking away the only thing they could hold onto - their land.

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Medical Negligence Took Another Life in West Bengal | COVID 19

 
/ September 3, 2020

Medical negligence by West Bengal health authorities cost a man, showing symtoms of COVID-19, his life.

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IMPACT | Illegal Riverbed Mining Stopped in RanbiAra, Shopian, Kashmir

 
/ August 31, 2020

Video Volunteers reporting helps to stop illegal mining of sand and minerals from a Shopian riverbed in Kashmir

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Kashmir’s Cricket Bat Industry Provides Livelihood to Thousands

 
/ August 29, 2020

Kashmir and its bat industry, one of the only two regions in the world where willow grows, provides livelihood to thousands of people in the valley.

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After Seven Decades of Independence West Bengal Tea Garden Workers Yet to be Free From...

 
/ August 27, 2020

  While India celebrated its 74th Independence Day, workers at Madhu Tea Garden and several other tea estates in Alipurduar, Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts marked the day with launching their campaign for basic rights. Community Correspondent Harihar brings us this news report from the thick of the action. He grew...

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West Bengal Health Workers On Hunger Strike

 
/ August 24, 2020

Health workers from several districts of West Bengal are on hunger strike demanding better salaries and permanent commission.

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Odisha’s Transgender Community Helps Tide Over COVID-19 Pandemic

 
/ August 21, 2020

Despite lack of respect and fundamental rights, transgenders are helping the Indian society where every effort counts

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Chhattisgarh Villagers Protest Against Hundreds Lining Up to Buy Liquor

 
/ August 19, 2020

Chhattisgarh women protest against a liquor shop where hundreds of men line up everyday to buy liquor.

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Marital Rape During COVID Pandemic

 
/ August 17, 2020

Our community correspondent reports on the 'silent pandemic' of domestic violence

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Bad Health, Unemployment in COVID 19 Times Leads Maharashtra Villager to Suicide

 
/ August 5, 2020

Madhukar Harmkar, a 60 year old daily wage worker from Maharashtra died by suicide after he could not support his family in times of Covid-19 lockdown.

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IMPACT | VV Correspondent Ensures Biometric Scan Suspension for Ration Disbursement in Kashmir

 
/ July 29, 2020

Locals from Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir were forced to scan their fingerprints for ration despite a suspension order from the government.

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A Peek Into the Life and Culture of Kashmir’s Gurez Valley

 
/ July 24, 2020

If Jammu and Kashmir is remote and disconnected, wait till you read about Kashmir's Gurez valley.

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IMPACT | VV Correspondent Intervenes to Restore Water Supply to a Hamlet in Rajasthan

 
/ July 22, 2020

Barawa, a hamlet in Rajasthan was suffering from water shortage until a VV correspondent decided to do something

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Low Wages, Lockdown Lead West Bengal Tea Garden Workers to Protest

 
/ July 22, 2020

Tea garden workers, who migrated to cities in search of better opportunities, have returned to their villages in tea gardens of North Bengal and have very little work.

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IMPACT | 35 Families from Nandurbar, Maharashtra Receive Ration After One Year

 
/ July 17, 2020

Digitisation of ration cards meant 35 families of Mahrashtra's Nandurbar district had no ration for one year.

When A Family Member Tests Positive – Part 2

 
/ July 14, 2020

Video Volunteers' correspondent Amol Lalzare brings the second part of his experience inside a quarantine centre in Mumbai.

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Rajasthan ASHA Workers Work at ₹30 Per Day During COVID 19

 
/ July 8, 2020

ASHA workers of Rajasthan are risking their lives to work during COVID19 pandemic for a mere 30 rupees per day.

Poor Mother Took Loan to Bring her Sons Back

 
/ July 4, 2020

Mother of Prasanta Naik took a loan to bring her sons back who were working in Chennai.

Video Volunteers Correspondent Arranges Food for Waste Pickers in Nashik, Maharashtra

 
/ June 26, 2020

Maya Khodve, a community correspondent from Nashik worked to provide food and relief for people affected by lockdown.

Hit By Dual Lockdowns, Kashmiri Hawkers In A State of Crisis

 
/ June 11, 2020

India’s Kashmir valley has been in a state of lockdown, much before the COVID-19 imposed lockdown in the rest of India, since August 5, 2019. It has hit street vendors, hawkers and daily wagers the hardest. 27 year old Suhail Ahmad, a resident of Shopian used to sell different commodities...

Inhuman Conditions at the Quarantine Centre in Malda, West Bengal

 
/ June 3, 2020

Labourers returning from other states have been quarantined in deplorable conditions in West Bengal's Malda.

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Muslim Social Worker Helps A Hindu Woman In Her Pregnancy During Lockdown | COVID-19

 
/ November 13, 2020

Despite resistance, a Muslim social worker did not give up on her Hindu neighbour who was nine months pregnant.

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Fixing India: How Did Transgenders Survive the Lockdown Without Ration Cards?

 
/ November 11, 2020

When a sudden lockdown was announced in March 2020, transgenders of Uttar Pradesh had nowhere to go until a VV correspondent helped.

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Fixing India: VV Correspondent Helps Rescue Trafficked Children

 
/ November 4, 2020

Harihar Nagbansi has been working for the rights of tea garden workers to save them for exploitation and human trafficking,