Community Correspondents

Chunnu Hansda

Chunnu Hansda is a farmer and a seasonal daily wage laborer. He was busying eking out a difficult living when he heard that his closest friend had committed suicide because he had lost his all his money and savings as a result of governmental corruption. Chunnu says that this shocking moment made him reflect on the many injustices in his state of Jharkhand that take a toll on his people and community. It was moment that inspired him to dedicate his life to turn into a local activist. He hopes that his video can help others like him begin thinking and acting for themselves.

Videos from Chunnu

IU Impact: Teachers in Jharkhand Govt. School Get Paid After Four Years

/ December 11, 2012

On 31st May 2012 IndiaUnheard published a story about two teachers in rural Jharkhand who had not received their wages for over four years. The video was picked up by, a campaigning website. A wildly successful petition followed—in 3 days over 4000 people had signed in support of the...

14 year old girl raped on the way to school

/ August 5, 2015

Hazaribagh, Jharkhand | Chunnu Hasda On the 6th of February 2014 a 14 year old tribal girl Sapna (Name Changed) left for school at 9:30am. The day that would have been a typical day for a child who goes to school to get an education turned out to be a...

70 Women Await Maternal Health Cash Incentives

/ July 13, 2015

Indira village, Hazaribag district, Jharkhand | Chunnu Hansda 70 women have not received cash incentives of Rs 1400 that they are entitled to under the Janani Suraksha Yojana. The JSY focusses on encouraging women to deliver at state-run health facilities by providing free of cost health care and cash incentives....

Policy Pipe-dreams: Smart Card is just a piece of plastic in Jharkhand

/ October 13, 2014

“They told me that the smart card is not working,” says Bahamuni Hembrom, who had to pay more than INR 10000 to the nursing home where she delivered her child. “When we were coming back, they took the receipt back,” her husband told Community Correspondent Chunnu Hansda.   CALL FOR ACTION:...

Drowning to cross the river

/ July 1, 2014

Villagers living near the Bokaro River are drowning trying to cross the bridgeless river.  When monsoon comes the river becomes ferocious preventing school children from getting to school.  The authorities don’t seem to care.    Raja Soren, a resident of Kasiadih village, paints a vivid image, “In 2003, Chotka Besra...