IMPACT

impactImpact videos are inspirational stories of bottom-up change that document how community media has led to concrete change. VV teaches Correspondents not just to report, but also to initiate local campaigns, and approximately 1 in 5 videos manages to solve the underlying issue. How? By providing information, rallying people to believe collective action works, networking with other activists, fostering community-level discussion through screenings and discussion clubs, and acting as a bridge to the local administration, which is often unaware of people’s problems. When necessary, Video Volunteers will start petitions, lobby the state or national administration, or engage the media in order to bring about the change.

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Impact: Community Media Helped People Access Water Supply

 
/ November 13, 2019

In Mohanpur village, Uttar Pradesh, women had to walk 2km far to fetch water. Our Community Correspondent helped her community in installing a new hand-pump.

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Impact: Clogged Drainage Line Gets Repaired After Eight Months

 
/ October 23, 2019

Around ten thousand people were benefited when the Nashik Municipality unclogged the sewer lines, and build six new public toilets, in Amrapali Nagar.

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Impact: 40 Beneficiaries of PM’s Ujjawala Scheme, gets LPG Refilled

 
/ October 14, 2019

A video helped the Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries, who were struggling to refill the gas cylinders for the last six months in a village in Maharashtra.  Under the scheme titled Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, (PMUY) families in Mangali village, Brahmapuri, Maharastra, got their first cylinder of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). A...

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How a Video Solved the Road Problems in a Village, in Maharashtra

 
/ August 28, 2019

It took two years, but with the help of a video, regular follow up and with the support of the village authorities, a pakka road was constructed in Chaugaon, Maharashtra.

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UP’s Village Went from No Toilets to 500 Toilets to Curb Open Defecation

 
/ August 5, 2019

With the help of a video and community meetings, Kharagpur village in Uttar Pradesh, women now have access to safe and clean toilet.

Sardar Sarovar Dam: A Spectre of Displacement and Human Rights Violation

 
/ November 8, 2018

Fourteen persons from two villages in Maharashtra rehabilitated; over a 100 families in the state are still waiting.

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Health Centre Catering to 29 Villages Finally Gets a Doctor

 
/ August 31, 2018

A Primary Health Centre in Maharashtra did not have a doctor or ambulance. Things changed, but sadly, it took a tragedy for the change to come.

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Rural Electrification: From Numerical Targets to Quality Checks

 
/ August 8, 2018

Almost all households in Delwara, Rajasthan, have been electrified. But merely installing infrastructure to check target boxes is not enough.