Digital Democracy

Hand pump repaired after online complaint, clean drinking water available

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Till the time they were not introduced to e-Dastak centre and e-volunteer, they did not even have access to clean drinking water. We are talking about Girwani Tola (settlement) in Brijpur Gram Panchayat of Panna district. About 150 families reside in this tribal-dominated settlement. In all 110 families here are tribal. There are two hand pumps...

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Laxmi gets PM housing grants allocated to her father by using cell phone

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17-year-old Laxmi is just class 8 passed. She wanted to continue her education, but the financial situation of her family did not permit her to do so. But Laxmi learnt about her rights through her cell phone. She collected information about PM Housing Scheme and managed to get the grants under the scheme for her father. Apart from her parents...

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Internet changes life for a youth, he becomes helping hand for society

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The direction of life of Mastram of Dhanoja, a small village in Panna district, was changed by Internet. Mastram uses Internet to collect information on various government schemes and get their benefit for the residents of this tribal-dominated village. Along with that, he also uses the Internet to get additional information on his educational...

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Five years ago, the village was in darkness, how did it get illuminated

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The Rakhel Tola in Gram Panchayat Brijpur of Panna district did not have electricity since past five years. The transformer in the settlement burnt in 2013 and despite repeated complaints, the electricity department people did not change it. Rather they took out a pending bill of Rs 5000 on the residents, which caused a lot of problems for the...

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You Tube helps in learning ‘best from waste’ (Kabaad se Jugaad)

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Gayatri, daughter of Kunwar Singh Kajle of Dabhia village in Khandwa district, always had an aspiration to do something new. However, due to poor economic condition of the family, she could not do much even if she wanted to. Also there is scarcity of resources in the village. Gayatri, a student of class 12, travels 5 km everyday to Patajan for...

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