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The Ground Realities of Digital India

/ February 1, 2019

Four years since the launch of Digital India, a village in Chhatisgarh waits for electricity and stable mobile network.

Displacement without Compensation

/ June 2, 2014

Daya and Gorari Majhi were abruptly displaced from their home when the Gahira Dam was built, submerging their fertile land and house with it.  Six years later, the Government has still not arranged alternative accommodation for them.  They have tried all avenues they know to get a roof over their...

Old Problem: Old Age Pension

/ May 16, 2014

The Indian Government’s National Pension System is an on going saga of another ineffective government policy. One example is Pramila Devi in Ahimachak village, Katihar district, Bihar who is not receiving her right to old age pension.   VV PACS Community Correspondent Navita Devi interviews the 70 year old pensioner...

A Decade of Negligence

/ May 12, 2014

Don't be fooled by the smile on their faces, they have learnt to deal with government negligence the hard way. CC Halima Ejaz's first ever video brings to light, the plight of over 120 families still trying to access basic amenities and benefits from government schemes in Jharkhand, even after...

MGNREGA Aiding Migration

/ April 11, 2014

As per provisions of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, each registered worker is ensured a minimum 100 days of work in a year and full payment of their wages at the end of the work. The projects include anything from laying a road to digging a well....

Missing : Old Age Pension

/ February 18, 2014

‘None of the village elderly have ever received old age pension in Mahuadhana area of Dobe panchayat, Tamiya block, Chindwara district in Madhya Pradesh.’ Our community correspondent Raju Parteti from the district documented the issue, taking testimonies from all the elderly in village. As per the elders, they have approached...

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...