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IMPACT: A health center reopens for villagers in Jamdih, Jharkhand

 
/ October 15, 2015

Under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), each Sub-Centre is required to be manned by at least one Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) / Female Health Worker and one Male Health Worker. In the village of Jamdih in Jharkhand, there was no ANM that would come regularly. In this video you see...

Teachers working for 30 Years without any salary – Warles Surin reports for IndiaUnheard

 
/ September 5, 2015

Jaldega block, Simdega, Jharkhand | Warles Surin Warles Surin brings us this video report on teachers from a government school for girls who have been working without any salary for 30 years. The school is an initiative of Project Balika, where students and school receive all the provisions as mentioned...

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...

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...

Maternal Health at Risk : No Frontline Health Workers or Ambulances

 
/ August 3, 2015

3rd August, 2015 | Hesatu village, Ranchi district, Jharkhand | Nirmala Ekka Pregnant women and children do not receive vaccinations and nutrition on a regular basis due the absence of a designated anganwadi sevika (attendant) for the village. A sevika from the neighbouring village visits Hesatu, however, women say that...

Impact: Camera Unites Community to Fight Corruption

 
/ July 24, 2015

Khullaspur Village, Ambedkar nagar District, Uttar Pradesh | Gayatri 50 families in the community were being cheated by the local ration dealer in charge of the village public distribution shop. While some got rations lesser than the monthly quota, others got no ration at all. Through her video, Community correspondent...

Impact: 132 Students Receive Scholarships

 
/ July 9, 2015

9th July 2015 | Bhatwa, Maharajganj District, Uttar Pradesh | Sanjay Kumar Jaiswal Students at the Bhatwa Primary school were being cheated out of a government scholarship, which despite being paltry, was useful to buy uniforms, books and stationery. Community Correspondent Sanjay Kumar intervened with his camera and ensured that...

IMPACT | Curbing the man Elephant Conflict

 
/ June 4, 2015

4 June 2015 | Torpa, Jharkhand | Amit Topno  In this interview, Community Correspondent Amit Topno speaks of how his video on rampaging elephants in his village resulted in villagers mobilizing funds to purchase 15 torches that would help them locate and disperse these elephants. His advocacy efforts also led...