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

Impact

Impact: 40 Beneficiaries of PM’s Ujjawala Scheme, gets LPG Refilled

 
/ October 14, 2019

A video helped the Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries, who were struggling to refill the gas cylinders for the last six months in a village in Maharashtra.  Under the scheme titled Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, (PMUY) families in Mangali village, Brahmapuri, Maharastra, got their first cylinder of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). A...

Impact

How a Video Solved the Road Problems in a Village, in Maharashtra

 
/ August 28, 2019

It took two years, but with the help of a video, regular follow up and with the support of the village authorities, a pakka road was constructed in Chaugaon, Maharashtra.

Impact

Health Centre Catering to 29 Villages Finally Gets a Doctor

 
/ August 31, 2018

A Primary Health Centre in Maharashtra did not have a doctor or ambulance. Things changed, but sadly, it took a tragedy for the change to come.

Impact

More Toilets, Fewer Dropouts: Video Report Brings Toilets to School

 
/ April 25, 2018

At least 23% girls are out of school by the time they hit puberty, mostly because of the lack of proper toilets in school. Community Correspondent Krupakar Chahande’s video shows how technology can be used to monitor government facilities in school and help lower the figure in the long run.

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,...