Community Correspondents

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar

Amit is a Correspondent from Obrail village, Bihar.

Amit joined Video Volunteers as a VV-PACS correspondent while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Even while studying he continued to nurture the activist in him by working closely with the Anuvikas Sanstha. Amit has worked on bringing awareness to the community about water-related issues like getting access to safe drinking water; health and hygiene, etc. Amit continues to report on these issues and social issues such as untouchability.

 

Videos from Amit

Manjhi 2.0- How a young man found an innovative solution to Dashrathnagar’s water woes

 
/ June 21, 2016

Dashrath Manjhi, a poor labourer from Gehlaur village of Gaya, Bihar shot to fame when a Bollywood movie ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’ captured his life and how he singlehandedly carved a path through a hill. Proud of their local hero, the Bihar government had even declared the movie tax-free...

Dalits denied the right to build house

 
/ August 29, 2016

A crime is committed against a  Dalit every 18 minutes, according to a 2010 report by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the prevention of atrocities against Scheduled Castes.                              This is probably the reason why 50 residents of Rajwara village in Bihar are forced to live in thatched huts even...

Compensation of Rs. 1.5 lakh received after two years & a video

 
/ October 5, 2016

Tragedy strck Sundar Shyam’s family when his 70-year old mother died in a freak accident as the fire broke out at his home. Since he and his wife were working in the fields of Gendupur, a village in the Gaya district of Bihar. The fire took away Sundar’s mother and...

Bihar Community Collects Money to Repair Its Own Well

 
/ September 20, 2016

In the year 2014, Sahuja Devi, a resident of Bihar would worry about the depleting water in the community well every morning. The government well, the only source of water in Kailashpur village had been lying in a dilapidated condition for two years and would soon crumble. “We requested the...

Pass books with no money under Indra Awas Scheme

 
/ February 4, 2016

Whenever it rains, we have to run and find alternate shelters that don’t leak from the roofs! This is the condition under which twelve people belonging to very poor Dalit families live in Muzaffarpur village. There are around 390 houses in this village. Out of these, the residents of 12...

Dalits left vulnerable due to lack of ownership documents

 
/ October 30, 2015

“People belonging to the Yadav community threaten to evict us from our lands”, says Kamala Devi, a member of one of the 50 Dalit families residing in Dhakwal Bigha village. These people have not received their documents regarding ownership of the land they have been living on for the last...

No water in school: Students walk for hours to quench thirst

 
/ November 13, 2014

The nearest well to the Upper Middle School of Kailashpur is in the neighbouring village of Indrapatti. Students must walk there — miles away — in order to get drinkable water since the school doesn’t have a hand-pump.Community correspondent Amit Kumar reports from Bihar’s Gaya district on the deplorable state...

Not a drop to drink

 
/ July 9, 2014

No water to drink! Broken wells dry up quickly.  Unsafe toxic water in hand pumps.  The water comes out black or turns yellow when kept in a vessel.  This is what residents from Kailashpur have to face everyday.  You can change this today.   Call to Action:  Pressure the Village...