Community Correspondents

Amit Topno

Amit is a Community Correspondent and an Adivasi inhabitant of the conflict-prone region of Khunti.

In the escalating conflict between a draconian state and violent insurgency, Amit believes that the ones who lose out most are the innocents caught in between. He has witnessed thousands of violations that the state and insurgents have committed in the name of ‘development’ and ‘freedom’. It is a difficult region to work in, but Amit has a decade of experience as a grassroots organizer and leader. As a Community Correspondent he believes it is his responsibility that these injustices are heard, understood and redressed.

Videos from Amit

IMPACT | Curbing the man Elephant Conflict

/ June 4, 2015

4 June 2015 | Torpa, Jharkhand | Amit Topno  In this interview, Community Correspondent Amit Topno speaks of how his video on rampaging elephants in his village resulted in villagers mobilizing funds to purchase 15 torches that would help them locate and disperse these elephants. His advocacy efforts also led...

This school has 550 children here and they need drinking water

/ December 7, 2016

In spite of four handpumps and a water pump in the school, the children of Marcha Middle School are still thirsty. There only source of water in this village’s government school, is a well without any protective barricades, on the premises. A year ago the district Assembly Legislator Paulo Soren...

This Cheating Employer Must be Held Accountable

/ April 23, 2015

23rd April 2015 | Hetu Tola, Khunti Block, Jharkhand | Amit Topo People working as labourers at a private farm have been cheated from their wages for the past 5-6 years. Jayant Jaipal Singh, who runs a private farm had employed close to 24 people in 2009. Sugita Kumari was...