Ajit Singh is a journalist and Community Correspondent. The prodigal son of Silchar, Assam, Oinam Ajit left the village where he was born, with its mud roads and lack of high schools and doctors and moved to the nearest city to complete his education. But once he got his degree, the village called him back. Going against the wishes of…
Coming from a journalist background, Ajit Singh sees video as a powerful medium to show how villages like his are often left out in the national goal of economic development.
"This is where a tributary of the Barak River used to flow", a farmer tells our community correspondent Ajit Singh. The spot where they stand on is now an open field. Rivers are the traditional sources of irrigation for crops and also a means for people to get fish. With river beds eroding and rivers shifting their paths, the livelihoods of the people of Kachar District, Assam have been adversely affected.
In this video, farmers in Assam tells Ajit Singh that rivers, the traditional sources of irrigation for crops, are drying up.
This video is part of a project by Video Volunteers and the Indian Network for Ethics and Climate Change to document the effects of climate change on local communities across 14 states in India. These communities tell our CCs how changing weather patterns affects their livelihoods and that little has been done to help them cope.
Know more about our video campaigns here.