April 2014

Impact: Video Gets Compensation to Victims of Human-Animal Conflict

 
/ April 24, 2014

India’s 28,000 wild elephants are cramped up in around 3% of its geographical area. A bare handful of areas have been declared protected areas known as elephant corridors. VV-PACS Community Correspondent Tanju Devi lives in Dumari, a small hamlet flanked by the forests in West Champaran, Bihar. This community has...

Video Volunteers a top contender for the One World Media Awards

 
/ April 15, 2014

We have great news to share! We made it to the top three organisations selected for the One World Media Awards, to be given away in London on May 6th! The judges have chosen our entry as one of the top three finalists competing for the Special Award. Under this...

IMPACT: 600 families get Ration

 
/ April 10, 2014

Reena joined the IndiaUnheard Community Correspondents’ team in Bihar in July 2013. She came in with a rich experience of working on issues in her community through the localJan Jagran Shakti Sanghatan (JJSS), an organization that mobilizes people to ask the government for better facilities. Since 2012, her work has...

The Tide is Changing: Victories on the Road to Ending Untouchability

 
/ April 15, 2014

Untouchability. You may think that this horrendous practice has disappeared in 21st century India, an India that is running towards socio-economic development; you may think that caste identities no longer govern people’s lives. Look around you, caste based discrimination carries on in the most insidious ways possible—in matrimonial ads; when...

In Search of Water and Dignity

 
/ April 30, 2014

Can you imagine living in a situation where trying to get access to water for your daily chores translates into a lack of dignity? Where every single day someone humiliates you when you try to fill a bucket of water? For 150 people of the Musahar community this is a...

Pachyderms cause Panic in Rural Raigarh

 
/ April 25, 2014

The people of Eastern Chhattisgarh are caught in up a chaos they have no wish to be a part of. Their homes & fields are regularly damaged by marauding elephants. In this video, Community Correspondent Savita Rath attempts to get to the bottom of this brouhaha. Hailing from the mineral...

Coal Mining Fuels the Human-Elephant Conflict in Jharkhand

 
/ April 23, 2014

Community Correspondent Mohan Bhuiyan reports from Jitratongri village in Hazaribagh District, Jharkhand, where a herd of elephants destroyed fourteen houses and resulted in the death of one individual in September 2013. For about two weeks the herd camped in the nearby forests and repeatedly came into human habitats in search...

Green Gold Yields No Profit for Kendu Farmers

 
/ April 21, 2014

Come April the forests of Odisha are buzzing with activity; it is the time of the year when the Tendu or Kendu leaves, India’s most lucrative forest produce, are ready to be plucked. This year however, the mood in Karadapal village is sombre as leaf pickers are still straddled with...