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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Bada Hindol district in Odisha gets ANM

 
/ February 10, 2017

Auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM), is the first person of contact for any health services in most of the rural areas. But in Badahindol village of Odisha, where only one health sub-center is accessible to 5 villages, the residents have been deprived of health facilities for the last 10 years. The...

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Mid-day Meal scheme sham exposed and solved

 
/ February 10, 2017

The 210 students of Mahadevpur Primary School, Uttar Pradesh, were hungry for more than a month as they hadn’t received their mid-day meal. Through meetings held by Community Correspondant Anil, it came to light that the issue remains unresolved due to personal conflict between the village officials in charge. A...

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Impact| Community Gets Clean Road – Maya Khodve Reports for IndiaUnheard

 
/ February 10, 2017

The residents of Amrapalinagar, a slum in Nashik city had been suffering from a smelly and clogged sewage system for the last 5 years. Although the City Municipality was supposed to regularly clean the sewage, they had been neglecting the work. As a result, the slum which is home to...

IMPACT: Tribal Girl Accused of Being Maoist Rescued, Rehabilitated

 
/ November 22, 2016

On 29th July 2011, Magdalene, a 15-year-old girl from Mailpidi village, was walking back home after school. On her way, she was arrested by the police. “Stop pretending to be a student” the police told her as they went through her school bag and roughed her up. Her crime? Bank robbery;...

Community Impact: School implements RTE rules

 
/ November 2, 2016

The Right to Education (RTE) Act has laid down norms and standards for schools to ensure incluive and quality education for all children of India. All the elementary schools have to comply to these rules. Unfortunately, many schools, especially in the hinterlands of India flaunt these rules because the authorities...

Impact: 250 MGNREGA workers get paid after 18 months

 
/ April 21, 2016

Ratna Roy, a labourer from West Bengal had toiled hard under the rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGA to earn her promised daily bread. But her efforts were in vain as the administration of Cooch Behar, West Bengal did not pay her wages for one and a half years. Just like Ratna...

Impact| Bogus Electricity Bills Worth Lakhs Waived by MSEB

 
/ March 10, 2016

The agricultural land that the farmers were in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, given by the administration was not a well irrigated land. Therefore, administration had constructed well worth Rs. 3 lakh 46 thousand for the farmers to fetch water from this well. However it didn’t have any water level or...

Sardar Sarovar Dam Oustees Duped Again

 
/ December 23, 2015

People rehabilitated under the Sardar Sarovar project, have the right to receive 5 acres of land if they are beneficiaries. In this video, we talk to Wadage and Kheti Vasave, two of the farmers who lost their land in the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project. Wadage Vasave shifted house in 1995...