Community Correspondents

Krupakar Chahande

Krupakar Chahande

Krupakar Sriram Chahande is from Chandrapur district, Brahmapuri Taluka in Maglinagar Kailasko. He belongs to the Kundbhi Dalit community. Krupakar was born into a family of activists. He watched his father, stopping discrimination against Dalits—there was a time where Dalits in his village were not allowed to purchase goods from shopkeers or take water from the wells. Today though, other issues concerning education, health, denial of pensions, Dalits discrimination, unemployment, and unavailability of clean drinking water persist in the village. Krupakar would like to resolve these through video. As a member of the NGO Uday Gram Vikas Sanstha, Krupakar was successful in stopping corruption that teachers and the management committee members indulged in at the local school. He now feels confident that he can replicate such impacts, especially through video.

Videos from Krupakar

VV Impact: Mentally-challenged Rape Survivor Receives Compensation

 
/ April 27, 2016

A rape survivor, an intellectually-challenged tribal woman from the hinterlands of Maharashtra has received justice thanks to the initiative of Video Volunteers’ Maharashtra correspondent Krupakar Chahande. The survivor recieved a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh under the ‘Manodhairya Yojana’, from the state’s Department of Women and Child Development (WCD). Because...

Loopholes in Police investigation in a Dalit Woman’s Murder. Was it a foul play?

 
/ December 1, 2016

A Dalit woman Subita, from a poor household was found dead on the side of a well-traveled road in Maharashtra. While the police have lodged a mere accident report, the relatives including the deceased’s’ husband Satish and his parents are alleging foul play – saying that she was murdered in...

Loopholes in Police investigation in a Dalit Woman's Murder. Was it a foul play?

 
/ December 1, 2016

A Dalit woman Subita, from a poor household was found dead on the side of a well-traveled road in Maharashtra. While the police have lodged a mere accident report, the relatives including the deceased’s’ husband Satish and his parents are alleging foul play – saying that she was murdered in...

Maharashtra Women undertake 4 km walkathone to fetch water

 
/ July 11, 2016

The women of Chindhimal, Navbhid undertake a 4 km long journey daily, to fetch clean, hygenic water for their daily sustenance. Although,under the central scheme National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), the village has a water connection, the water supply is erratic since two years due to broken, unrepaired connection,...

Maharashtra’s Nomadic Behrupiya Tribe remains Marginalized

 
/ January 6, 2016

Traditionally a community of street performers, known to bring comic relief to day-to-day life through witty dialogues, vivid costumes and makeup, the Behrupiya community struggles to find its space in the modern era of entertainment. With their main source of livelihood under threat, the nomadic community struggles to eke out an...

1994 flood victims still waiting for compensation

 
/ December 23, 2015

The 1994 floods caused hundreds of deaths across five states in India and left an estimated two million homeless. Survivors from Mangli village in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra are still waiting for the compensation sanctioned by the government. In 1994, more than 80% of Mangli village in Chandrapur district was...

Need to Struggle for MGNREGA Scheme Payments

 
/ August 13, 2015

Around 125 people of Rampuri village of Brahmapuri block(Chandrapur disctrict) in Maharashtra are still not get paid after completing the work through the MGNREGA scheme. Community Correspondent Krupakar Chahande from Maharashtra reports for Video Volunteers.   Video Transcript: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act has been implemented throughout Maharashtra....

No Electricity Endangers Crop

 
/ May 27, 2015

27th May 2015 | Gawarla, Chandrapur, Maharastra | Krupakar Chahande Farmers from Gawarla village in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra have no access to electricity. They paid for the electricity connection 2 years ago yet no meter or appropriate set up has been done to ensure electricity supply. When they approach...