This week in India Loud & Clear we travel to literally the dark places of our country.
At a time when we are the 7th largest economy in the world, many Indians are still deprived of a simple thing like electricity. Despite Prime Minister Modi's claim that India is fully electrified. Our community correspondents show Modi's 100% claim is far from the truth. In the studio anchor, Grace talks to #BattiGul campaign leader Raj Kumar who was successfully mobilizing Indians to send reports from their unelectrified villages and cities.
India Loud & Clear is the weekly news show produced by Video Volunteers, the media organization by and from Community Correspondents. We bring you no breaking news, no sensation, only community voices.
Check the links below to find out more about our Community Correspondents and the stories used for this episode:
Satyanarayan Banchhor - Odisha https://www.videovolunteers.org/five-... Brahmhjeet - Uttar Pradesh https://www.videovolunteers.org/the-l...", "Rural Electrification: The Long Wait for Electricity Supply Sadi Hansda - West Bengal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XJ3t...","35 years of darkness
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It took 4 years of constant follow up of Community Correspondent (CC) Basharat Amin with the Electricity Department to install the high-tension electric wires from makeshift poles to proper ones in Manloo area of Shopian District, Kashmir.
A village is deemed electrified, if 10 percent of all the households of the village has electricity access and if electricity is provided to public spaces such as schools, panchayat officers, health centres, community centres and dispensaries.