Tag: farmers

What makes a great Community Correspondent? Our criteria for selecting CC’s

 
/ April 16, 2013

By Radhika Gupta and Siddharth Pillai This is what we look for when recruiting Community Correspondents. You can read HERE about how we actually locate and select them. The candidate should be associated with social movements, human rights campaigns and/or NGOs. Candidates with a history of social movements not only have...

Farmers cheated, land grabbing unchecked in Pune

 
/ March 2, 2016

Farmers from Bongvali village of Pune district in Maharashtra are losing their land to a money lender who cheats them on the pretext of helping them out during times of crisis. Sitaram Shevram Surve keeps a farmer’s land as mortgage against loans and when the farmer goes to return the...

Technology’s Impact on Social Change in Rural India: The View from the Grassroots

 
/ May 11, 2013

As the director of an organization working on media reform at the intersection of online and offline activism, people often ask me to speak about what’s working and what’s not working when it comes to media and technology in rural areas. What impact is technology having on grassroots social change...

Change in their hands: Video training for grass-roots activists

 
/ April 15, 2013

(this blog first appeared on the PACS website here) Change in their hands – A twinkle in their eye and a determination in their voice. How a small camera can make all the difference By Namita Srivastav My first impressions, when I met the participants of Community Correspondents Network training...

The Kashmiri Village that India Forgot

 
/ December 27, 2011

A Small Village in Budgam, Kashmir is crippled by corruption.

Government Betrays Insured Farmers

 
/ December 21, 2011

In Chhattisgarh, only 12% of the expected amount of a crop insurance scheme reached farmers.