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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...
Labourers returning from other states have been quarantined in deplorable conditions in West Bengal's Malda.
The lockdown has severely hit small scale vendors like street food stall owners and farm labourers in Chattisgarh’s Raigarh district. Our community correspondent Rajesh Gupta sends us this ground report from Turenga village in Raigarh. In the absence of any work or customers, these small vendors are at home without...
The ongoing lockdown has compelled thousands of people to return to their villages. However, in the absence of public transport, many are forced to arrange for their own vehicles or walk on foot, several hundred kilometres along with their whole family. Video Volunteers community correspondent Amol Lalzare brings to us...
Video Volunteers’ community correspondent Sunita Kasera spoke to the women of Jamoora, a village in Rajasthan’s Karauli district, on the inconveniences faced by them due to the lockdown. Since markets remain shut, women of this village are unable to buy sanitary pads for their personal hygiene. Police personnel shoo them...
Lockdown enforced by the Government of India to prevent the infection of Covid-19 epidemic has left a lot of daily wagers and marginalised communities without money or food. The government has announced relief measures but it doesn’t seem to be enough for everyone. One of the primary reasons for this...
Yashodhara, a community correspondent with Video Volunteers ensured that sanitation workers no longer have to work while risking their lives.
Nitu Chakia is doing this humanitarian work with the support of an NGO called Holy Spirit. Nitu Chakia, our community correspondent from Bhubaneswar, is involved in relief work since the lockdown was imposed all over the country. Nitu is one amongst 100 community correspondents involved in relief work across 17...