Tag: Rural India

Community builds Chhattisgarh’s First Digital Village with WiFi

 
/ February 16, 2017

More than 300km from Raipur, the road that leads to Silphili village is anything but smooth – the drive is positively bone-rattling. The residents of this Chhattisgarh village are mostly small-time farmers; growing rice – people you’d least expect to be ‘smart’. Yet, Silphili, tucked away in Chhattisgarh’s border district...

Impact: A Functioning Rural Water Supply Scheme!

 
/ March 13, 2014

Community Correspondent Dasarathi Behera shares how he got a working hand pump for 60 families: Makdiasahi is a tiny village in Deogarh, Odisha. The community comprises of about sixty families, most of whom earned their living by braiding & selling ropes made from material sourced from the ample forests of...

VV at the Delhi Photo Festival 2013

 
/ October 30, 2013

As an organisation that works with a visual medium to get the voices of thousands of marginalised communities to the world, Video Volunteers is always looking for ways to expand into media more than just video. A fantastic opportunity came knocking on our door early in October 2013 when we...

Drinking Water ends Thirst after a Decade’s Struggle

 
/ January 6, 2017

A little child turns the village tap in hope of water, but all he says he looks up and says, “There is no water.” The tap had run dry 10 years ago, in the village of Saraipallai, Chhattisgarh but the administration had paid little heed to fix the dysfunctional water...