Impact 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.
Impact: 40 Beneficiaries of PM’s Ujjawala Scheme, gets LPG Refilled
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...
How a Video Solved the Road Problems in a Village, in Maharashtra
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.
UP’s Village Went from No Toilets to 500 Toilets to Curb Open Defecation
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
Fourteen persons from two villages in Maharashtra rehabilitated; over a 100 families in the state are still waiting.
Health Centre Catering to 29 Villages Finally Gets a Doctor
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.
Rural Electrification: From Numerical Targets to Quality Checks
Almost all households in Delwara, Rajasthan, have been electrified. But merely installing infrastructure to check target boxes is not enough.
Tea Gardens of North Bengal: A Hotbed of Human Trafficking
Tea gardens that once brewed the world-famous Darjeeling tea have now become a hotbed for trafficking, owing to the undermining of labour rights and rising deprivation.
Flood-affected Farmers in West Champaran Get Compensation
Floods are a common occurrence in West Champaran, Bihar, but the response mechanism is slow. Here’s how an agrarian community held the government to task.