Community Correspondents

Ramlal Baiga

Ramlalis a VV-PACS Correspondent from Umaria district in Madhya Pradesh. He belongs to the Baiga tribe, one of India’s oldest indigenous groups. Traditionally they have depended on and nurtured the jungles that surround them. With time they have increasingly lost management of the forests, losing access to their means of earning a livelihood. Using video as a means of empowerment, Ramlal wants to highlight the struggle of his people to regain their traditional rights and to restore the diversity of their forests, which has been lost due to the monoculture introduced by the forest department.

Videos from Ramlal

Why doesn’t Takatpur have a ration shop?

/ November 26, 2014

In Takatpur village of Madhya Pradesh, residents are crying out for the construction of a ration shop. Residents have to walk for 4 kilometres — a difficult terrain of overflowing canals and waterlogged fields, there is no road. VV-PACS Community Correspondent Ramlal Baiga reports from Karkeli Block of Umaria district....