Debendra Swain

Debendra is an IU Community Correspondent from Jagatsinghpur District Odisha. For the longest time he had led a peaceful life as a farmer in his village and wanted to continue doing just that. His life has taken a different turn as his village finds itself in the midst of a land-acquisition controversy with a steel company. Debendra and his people don’t want a factory; they want their farmlands and their family homes. Through his videos he wants to tell the stories of their resistance and it’s often harsh consequences.