Community Correspondents

Mukesh Rajak

Mukesh Rajak

State: JHARKHAND

Mukesh Rajak joined as one of the youngest Community Correspondents in 2010. In the past seven years, he's evolved into a seasoned activist. With several videos focusing on irrigation, agriculture and corruption in Jharkhand’s educational system, Mukesh was awarded the Vivekananda Yuva (NGO) 2011 Excellence in Community Reporting award by the Chief Minister of his state. Mukesh occasionally produces and make videos for other NGOs working in his area.

Videos from Mukesh

IMPACT: Reparative Justice for Medical Negligence Deaths in Jharkhand

 
/ November 6, 2015

Last year we launched “End Medical Negligence“, a campaign focused on getting better medical facilities at the Sub-Divisional Hospital in Madhupur, Jharkhand. CC Mukesh Rajak documented several cases of medical negligence at the government hospital that led to the death of a new-born, and of a 12 year old, among...

IMPACT: The Evidence and the Action

 
/ September 2, 2015

A well, money for which was allocated 1.5 years ago under the MGNREGA scheme, was never completed. When our CC made a video of this and showed it to the officers concerned, the well was completed in a week’s time. Watch the  video report and share your views with us...

Village gets electricity after 4 years – Mukesh Rajak reports for IndiaUnheard

 
/ August 20, 2015

Watch the impact of Video Volunteers’ nationwide IndiaUnheard Network : electricity woes and our success in Jharkhand The transformer in Mathurapur has been defunct since 4 years. Residents claim that the officials demand INR 20,000 as a bribe to fix the transformer. 20,000 is a large sum for the small...

My name is Mukesh Rajak: Personal Profile

 
/ August 13, 2015

My name is Mukesh Rajak. I am 22 years old. I was born in a Dalit family in rural Jharkhand. Growing up as a Dalit meant that I often experienced discrimination. Opportunities were few but I was lucky to land a scholarship that enabled me to complete my studies. I...

No End to Lack of Accountabiliy at Sub-Divisional Hospital Madhupur

 
/ September 10, 2015

Medical Negligence. Corruption. Cases of lack of accountability at Madhupur Sub-Divisional Hospital in Deogarh District of Jharkhand are rampant. Community Correspondent Mukesh continues to report violations and urges authorities to take action. Since November 2013, Video Volunteers Community Correspondent MukeshRajak, along with the community in Madhupur district of Jharkhand, has...

A domineering man hides the village handpump | IMPACT

 
/ August 6, 2015

Badasangrah, Madhupur District, Jharkhand | Mukesh Rajak The government has adopted several schemes for distribution of water in rural India. But even after the schemes are implemented the villagers suffer due to acts of people who try and sabotage these facilities. In Badasangrah village there is a handpump which had...

Making the government work in Jharkhand

 
/ August 4, 2015

4th August 2015 | Salaiya village, Madhupur block, Deogarh district, Jharkhand | Mukesh Rajak Birth certificates are necessary for availing the benefits from various government schemes designed for children. Acquiring birth certificates from Jharkhand’s government hospitals can however take years, as this report shows. In this video, a community’s Kafkesque...