Tag: Community Media

Impact: Combatting Corruption

 
/ May 6, 2015

In 2005 the government of India set up ambitious plans to bring electricity to about 1,25,000 villages through the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme. In the ten years since, the crores of rupees spent to bring basic infrastructure to rural areas has had an impact. However 44.7% rural household in...

Impact: Power to the people

 
/ April 27, 2015

Power to the People In 2005 the Government of India launched a nation-wide scheme to ensure rural electricity infrastructure and electrification of all households with special provisions and  subsidies for underprivileged households. In this interview, Arti Bai details how a little camera coupled with a lot of determination has successfully...

Kanhar Damned

 
/ April 17, 2015

 Local police opened-fire at a gathering of 1500 people protesting the construction of the Kanhar Dam at 7 am on 14th April. Residents of the area, a majority of whom aretribals and Dalits, have been at loggerheads with the administration since 1973 when the Dam was originally conceived as an...

Impact: Making the Bourgeoisie and Bureaucracy Talk

 
/ March 20, 2015

19th March 2015 | Padmakesarpur village, Odisha | Nitu Chakhia As a tribal woman, Nitu Chakhia has spent far too many years of her life struggling for survival in the urban jungle of Bhubaneswar. Several years of working with her people has convinced her that communities coming together ensures change....

IU Impact: Correspondent claims Community’s right to water.

 
/ March 19, 2015

19th March | Bhalukhol village, Sambalpur district, Odisha | Mamata Patra Bhalukhol is a modest little Munda village of roughly 30 families. In this interview, Mamata Patra describes the daunting distances she traveled & diffident women she encountered as she claimed a community’s right to have easy access to potable...

Impact: Clean drinking water made accessible

 
/ March 18, 2015

18th March 2015 | Bhimatangi village, Khurdha district, Odisha | Nitu Chakia For many communities in India, access to water is riddled with challenges big and small. They jump over hurdles ranging from bad planning to human-made complications such as depleting water tables. In Bhimtangi village, Odisha the community tap...

IMPACT: Tribal Girl Accused of Being Maoist Rescued, Rehabilitated

 
/ February 24, 2015

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;...

We were declared dead, but now we’re alive

 
/ February 18, 2015

February 18th, Salgadih Village, Khunti District, Jharkhand The National Old Age Pension Scheme provides financial security to over 19.2 million people over the age of 60 in India. For many, the small yet vital sum comes after jumping through many loopholes in the system. Community Correspondent Amita Tuti found one...