Corruption

corruptionCorruption permeates all levels of Indian society. Bloated bureaucracies, constant payouts, and siphoned resources prevent many services from running properly—or running at all. Despite this, many work to ease the burden of corruption within the structures in place. The diffusion of the internet has enabled people to share information and join others in the fight against the normalization of corruption. India’s Right to Information Act, enacted in 2005, allows citizens timely access to government information and financial records. This has furnished citizens with a new capacity to speak out against institutional corruption. In this section, IndiaUnheard Community Correspondents report on corruption.

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Why Is Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) Failing?

 
/ April 18, 2022

Goreti Kujur, a video journalist for Video Volunteers from Jharkhand, is quite popular in her neighborhood. The villagers, especially women, approach her when they have issues with availing government schemes.

‘My parents gave me life but VV gave me hope & a way ahead in...

 
/ March 1, 2022

Meet Shambhulal Khatik, Video Volunteers Community Correspondent from Rajsamand district in Rajasthan.

Video Volunteers Receives Encouraging Response To Its Buland Bol Program

 
/ February 17, 2022

Free media training course Buland Bol aims to train hundreds of people in becoming the voice of their communities.

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PMAY: Corruption Brings Housing Construction to a Standstill in UP’s Village

 
/ May 1, 2019

Beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna in Purva village, Uttar Pradesh, live in half-built houses while facing corruption and threats.

Meet the RTI Activist from Odisha who Pledges to End Corruption

 
/ November 5, 2018

Threatened and attacked for filing 200 RTI applications in 10 years, activist Nilamani Joshi continues undaunted.

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Corruption Plagues the World’s Largest Employment Guarantee Scheme

 
/ June 25, 2018

The Cooch Behar district administration has been felicitated for their commendable MNREGA work, but workers’ rights find no place in the celebration.

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Women Allege Corruption and Gender Discrimination in MNREGA

 
/ August 18, 2017

MNREGA officials take signatures on blank sheets, leaving women workers in the dark about their records and payment.

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The Green Guardians of Goa: A Citizens’ Movement Against a Brewery

 
/ May 8, 2017

In a tiny village in South Goa, people have come forward to protect the environment when the government is bending backwards to accommodate corporate interests.