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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: Our village school handpump got repaired after message on Swara...

Kailash Singh Poya is calling from Devri village of Surajpur District in Chhatishgarh and says that Handpump was broken in their village near the school for a long time and mainly children were suffering . Then they recorded a message in CGnet Swara. After recording the message hand pump got repaired after 4 days. Now children are able to drink water near their school and they thank all the listeners of CGnet Swara for calling officers to put pressure. Poya@9575922217


Impact: Elelphants destroyed our homes, got support after Swara message...

Chandmani Sandil is calling from Ergeda village, Banki Panchayat, Gurundia Block Sundergarh district, Odisha, where a lady tells her in Mundari language that elephants had destroyed their houses 5 months back and those without land rights had not got compensation.Villagers were running pillar to post in tehsil and forest office with no result. After recording message in CGnet Swara officials visited their village and have distributed asbestos to them. Chandmaniji@9437634437

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, by Chandmani Shandil

Impact: Dalit basti handpump broken from long repaired after Swara report...

Rajesh Yadav is calling from Dalit basti under Laltapur village, post Majhagaen in Navgarh thana of Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh where Fulgen Kumar tells him that 25 Dalit families live there and hand pump was broken from long. They had complained to officials many times but no one was listening. Then they had recorded a message on CGnet on 23rd Oct 2014 and after that the handpump got repaired. They are happy and thanking CGnet. Rajesh Yadav@9621407632

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014, by HANDPUMP RAJESH YADAV WATER

Impact: 6 handpumps got repaired in 2 adivasi villages after report on Swara...

Naresh Bunkar visited Niwaskhar and Rajak villages in Lormi block of Mungeli district in Chhattisgarh and says 110 Adivasi families live in Niwaskahr and out of 9 handpumps there 4 were broken since long and 2 in Rajak village. They recorded a message on CGnet Swara on 3th November. After recording the message all the hand pumps of both villages have been repaired 15 days back. They are happy and thanking listeners of CGnet Swara. Naresh Bunkar@8720822286

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014, by HANDPUMP NARESH BUNKAR WATER

Impact: We got back our NREGA job cards after 5 years but no wages yet...

Naresh Bunkar is calling from Navalpur village under Piperkhuti Panchayat in Lormi block of Mungeli district in Chhattisgarh and says 350 worked in pond digging for 30 days under NREGA in Jan-March 2014 but haven’t got their wages yet. Job cards of these workers was with sarpanch from 5 years and there was no entry.They had recorded a message on CGnet after it job cards have been returned but no payment. Pls call CEO@ 9301845345 and Collector@9425280067. Naresh@8720822286

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014, by NARESH BUNKAR NREGA

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