Unrelenting efforts of Video Volunteers' community correspondent from Maharashtra, Chetan Salve has resulted in 35 families receiving ration after a wait of one year.
Their ration had stopped after their existing ration cards were digitised and all their data was stored online. There was a delay in issuing new digital ration cards and hence they were not getting their share of grains. When Chetan Salve approached the local tehsildar with the issue and showed him a video documenting the inconvenience caused to the villagers, he ordered for new login details to be issued to the villagers.
Now, the villagers of Akhrani - belonging to Maharashtra's Nandurbar district - are receiving ration with their new digital ration cards and are thankful to Chetan Salve for taking up this issue on behalf of them.
First, COVID and now, climate change is affecting the livelihood of poor farmers of Uttar Pradesh.
No government official has visited them to take stock of the situation.