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The recent impact of CGNet Swara is documented in the posts below.

For an account of the impact prior to September 2011, please click here.

Impact: Traditional midwives ( Dais) get permission to work for Govt again...

Brijesh Singh from Rewa in Madhya Pradesh is reporting from a noisy rally of Traditional midwives (Dais). They are very happy today as Govt has again allowed them to work. They had reported on Swara after they were stopped from working as they did for generations. They are thanking Swara listeners who called officials to help them. Now they are requesting Govt to also give them some monetary renumeration as ASHA health workers. Brijesh@7772001850

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, by Brijesh Singh

Impact: After reporting on Swara we've got 2 working borewells in my village...

My name is Pandu Subbarao. I am calling from Yerrampeta village in Bhadrachalam mandal of Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh. I had reported in Swara a few days back that there is no drinking water facility in our village and we were fetching water from far. I am glad to share that officials visited our village after that and have repaired two hand pumps. They have also promised to repair the water tank. Thanks very much. For more Subbarao@9160682774

Posted on: Apr 07, 2014, by Pandu Subbarao

Impact: Illegal sand mining stopped in my village after I reported on Swara...

Lalit Sodi is calling from Balud village in Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh. He says I had reported about illegal sand mining in my village where even after Govt ban many truck loads of sand was getting exported from my village. I am glad to report that after my report on Swara that work has now stopped. I want to thank CGnet and all the people who helped. I had also reported about airport in our village. Our that problem has also been solved. Lalit@9753353101

Posted on: Apr 07, 2014, by Lalit Sodi

Impact: Officials visit family of alleged starvation death reported on Swara...

Rabishankar Pradhan is calling from Paikmal block in Bargarh in Odisha saying after he had reported on Swara about starvation death of Banamali an officer is visiting the family. He speaks to the officer who tells him that he is investigating why panchayat did not take action on family not getting subsidized ration meant for Below Poverty line people. He promises swift action to help widow of Banamali Ji. For more Rabi Ji can be reached at 9938794504

Posted on: Apr 07, 2014, by Rabishankar Pradhan

Impact: Laborers got NREGA wages after reporting on CGnet Swara, Thanks...

Nathulal Rathore from village Godhan Patan in Jaitahari block district Anuppur in Madhya Pradesh is calling to say that some laborers who had working on his field under NREGA and had not got their wages. He had reported about it on Swara in month of March and is glad to share that all of them have got their wages now. Some have got their wages partially but officials have claimed that they will get the rest of wages soon. For more RathoreJi@8878575198

Posted on: Apr 05, 2014, by Nathulal Rathore

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