Community Correspondents

Sujeeta Tudu

23 year old Sujeeta comes from the Seraikela-Kharsawan district. She belongs to the Santhal tribe, which is the largest tribal community in India. Farming is the main occupation of her community and it depends mainly on forest produce for daily needs. For her people, the relationship with the forests they inhabit is now an extremely tenuous one with extractive industries springing up right, left and centre. Sujeeta has worked extensively with 'Jan-Jangal Adhikar' in over 10 villages in her district, mobilizing people and making them aware of forest and land rights. As a video activist she will now be able to visually document this.

Videos from Sujeeta

Video Volunteers’ Impact – Jharkhand school gets necessary basic amenities

/ June 17, 2016

  Water, sanitation and hygiene – the basic amenities are necessary to produce a healthy school environment. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has emphasised on the availability of these necessities with national campaigns like Swachh Bharat: Swachh Vidyalaya, ‘Clean India: Clean Schools’. The campaign document even provides design guidelines...

Still living without electricity – RGRES/ RGGVY fails yet again in Jharkhand

/ September 22, 2015

Jankipur, Saraikella – Kharswan, Jharkhand | Sujeeta Tudu The implementation of Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme or RGRES/ RGGVY has failed yet again in Jharkhand. The villagers’ hopes soared when the electricity poles were brought in 10 years ago in 2005 but, the work was left incomplete. Jankipur along with 101...

Law of the land

/ January 7, 2015

In another incident of illegal acquisition of land, Ramkrishna Forging Company snatched away the agrarian land that belonged to the tribals. This, when there are already 1600 factories in the Adityapur Industrial Belt nearby. In this report, Community Correspondent Sujeeta Tudu talks to the locals, whose land was taken away....