May 2014

Impact: The Road to Rural Development

 
/ May 20, 2014

In 2013 Ambai Bujurga, Kara Block, was selected to be one of 2100 villages which were to benefit from the Ram Manohar Lohia Samagra Gram Vikas Yojana in Uttar Pradesh. In this interview VV-PACS Community Correspondent Mahesh Kumar speaks of how he highlighted a community’s demand for the implementation of...

Impact: All dues Paid

 
/ May 19, 2014

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) guarantees Indian citizens the ‘right to work’ for the purpose of ensuring livelihood security in rural areas. In this interview, VV-PACS Community Correspondent Tanju Devi describes how she challenged administration with her camera ensuring that Tinku Devi hailing from the twin villages of...

Impact: Relief for Bihar’s Flood Survivors

 
/ May 16, 2014

Katihar is a district of Bihar cradled by the Mahananda, Kosi & the most revered river of India, the Ganga. Mostly dependent on agriculture, the farmers of Katihar are inundated regularly by the very waters, which sustain them. In this interview, Reena speaks of the implications of living in flooded...

Annual Report 2013-14

 
/ May 6, 2014

It’s been another great year for Video Volunteers on our quest to make sustainable local media a reality. We are proud to present Video Volunteers’ achievements for the year Apr’13 – Mar’14. Get a glimpse of our journey by reading our annual report.

Neglected by Electricity Board

 
/ May 30, 2014

On 27th February 2014 a terrible storm brought down the electricity poles in Sarauli village. There has been no electricity in the village since and the electricity board has been ignoring the issue. Children’s studies are being affected especially during the exam period. We need your help to put pressure...

The Right to Land

 
/ May 30, 2014

Millions of people live in India’s forestlands, but have no legal right to their homes, lands or livelihoods. “We have 5 acres of land but we don’t have any land entitlement records.  We were unable to reap the crop this year.  It all got decayed.  We sowed one quintal of...

Anger at Anganwadi

 
/ May 29, 2014

In 1975 the Indian government decided as part of the Integrated Child Development Services program to introduce the Anganwadi scheme. The aim was to combat child hunger and malnutrition by providing basic health care in Indian villages.  The following were encompassed in the scheme: contraceptive counseling and supply, nutrition education and supplementation,...

Adequate Anganwadi ?

 
/ May 29, 2014

Started by the Indian government in 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Services program, the Anganwadi is an all-encompassing health care centre for settlements.  Its goals are vital and comprehensive: to combat child nutrition and hunger, to provide basic health care, and to offer pre-school education.The main beneficiaries...