Videos from Bikash
West Bengal Health Workers On Hunger Strike
Health workers from several districts of West Bengal are on hunger strike demanding better salaries and permanent commission.
Corruption Plagues the World’s Largest Employment Guarantee Scheme
The Cooch Behar district administration has been felicitated for their commendable MNREGA work, but workers’ rights find no place in the celebration.
When Doctors Don’t Care About Consent
In a rural government hospital in West Bengal, women are not even informed that intrauterine contraceptive devices have been inserted into their bodies.
Riverine Erosion Swallows Livelihoods in West Bengal
For the past 16 years, riverine erosion by the Ghargharia river has been eating away at the land in Coochbehar’s Uttar Kaljani village, while the authorities do nothing.
Village gets Ambulance Service Thanks to a Video, a Determined Community and a Willing State
Many risked their lives due to the lack of an affordable ambulance service in a village in West Bengal, but things turned around when Bikash Barman made a video.
800-year old celebration in West Bengal
Rajbanshi tribe celebrate an 800-year-old Gadadhar fair in Cooch Behar. Community Correspondent Bikash Burman shows the celebrations which are attended by over a million people and narrates the history behind the festival. This video was made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Bikash Burman. Community Correspondents come from marginalised communities...
Victims of waterless taps and Neglect
“Our clothes become red and dirty.There’s much iron in the water. We fall sick often.” These woes of Shephali Das echoes the daily plight of almost hundred others from her community. Five years ago, a reservoir was built, pipeline laid and taps installed. But still, hundreds of residents of Banchukamari...
Impact: 250 MGNREGA workers get paid after 18 months
Ratna Roy, a labourer from West Bengal had toiled hard under the rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGA to earn her promised daily bread. But her efforts were in vain as the administration of Cooch Behar, West Bengal did not pay her wages for one and a half years. Just like Ratna...