Community Correspondents

Nitu Chakhia

Nitu Chakhia

Nitu’s primary area of interest is working with slum communities to help deal with the problems they face regarding electricity, roads, water and drainage. She feels that the political leaders claim that they have done work in these communities but the reality is different. She has found a new tool in video which can help her document issues that have been neglected for years by the other media.

Videos from Nitu

Impact: Making the Bourgeoisie and Bureaucracy Talk

 
/ March 20, 2015

19th March 2015 | Padmakesarpur village, Odisha | Nitu Chakhia As a tribal woman, Nitu Chakhia has spent far too many years of her life struggling for survival in the urban jungle of Bhubaneswar. Several years of working with her people has convinced her that communities coming together ensures change....

Impact: Clean drinking water made accessible

 
/ March 18, 2015

18th March 2015 | Bhimatangi village, Khurdha district, Odisha | Nitu Chakia For many communities in India, access to water is riddled with challenges big and small. They jump over hurdles ranging from bad planning to human-made complications such as depleting water tables. In Bhimtangi village, Odisha the community tap...

Impact : Building The Road To Bhubaneshwar

 
/ March 21, 2014

As a tribal woman, Nitu Chakhia has spent far too many years of her life struggling for survival in the urban jungle of Bhubaneshwar. Several years of working with her people has convinced her that communities coming together ensures change. Odisha is a state that takes serious interest in its...

Some relief post illegal demolition

 
/ March 15, 2016

The government of Odisha demolished houses of 60 families without any prior notification and used police force to confine the residents when they protested and pleaded them to at least take out their belongings. This kind of demolition, rendered illegal in India and other parts of the world under Article...

Anganwadi Operating from the Porch

 
/ April 17, 2014

There is an anganwadi (child care centre) In ward number 43 of Bhubhaneshwar Block, Odisha that runs on the porch of the local primary school. What started as a makeshift arrangement has turned into a long drawn out process and has left the anganwadi worker as well as parents annoyed...

Road to Bhubaneshwar

 
/ March 19, 2014

Close to the capital of Odisha is ward ward no.1 of Shikharchandi which is administered by the Bhubhaneshwar Municipality Corporation. The road which connects the whole community to the rest of the state, primarily Bhubhanshwar, the capital of the state, is in a bad condition. The community is facing problems...

Ostracised Again: Leper Colony Demands Sanitation

 
/ March 14, 2014

On a winding walk between rubble and an overflowing drain dotted with plastic that never decomposes, lives Sabita Kaushali in Patia Village’s Leper colony. Forgotten by the rest of the world, the families are forced to live in unsanitary conditions. Patia is not really a village, it is a semi...