Research Fellow for Earth Observations for Climate Resilience – IIT Delhi & Gram Vaani Research Fellow for Public Health Analytics – IIT Delhi & Gram
Dear Friends of Gram Vaani, Hope you have been well. I had started working on a book during the pandemic, largely based on Gram Vaani’s
For five years, Arun Lodhiya from Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh, tried multiple times to withdraw his NREGA wages from his bank account at the local Customer Service Point
We were excited to learn about our inclusion in Fast Company’s Top 10 list for most innovative Indian companies.
Experiences with the Introduction of AI-based Tools for Moderation Automation of Voice-based Participatory Media Forums – A. Khullar, P. Panjal, R. Pandey, A. Burnwal, P. Raj, A.A. Jha, P. Hitesh, R.J. Reddy, Himanshu, and A. Seth. KDD Workshop on Data Science for Social Good, 2021.
Voice-based discussion forums where users can record audio messages which are then published for other users to listen and comment
Costs and Benefits of Conducting Voice-based Surveys Versus Keypress-based Surveys on Interactive Voice Response Systems – A. Khullar, P. Hitesh, S. Rahman, D. Kumar, R. Pandey, P. Kumar, R. Tripathi, Prince, A.A. Jha, Himanshu, and A. Seth. ACM COMPASS, 2021.
Recent improvements through machine learning in speech technologies and natural language processing has prompted active interest in the development of conversational agents for various tasks.
The Power of Narrative Persuation: How an Entertainment-Education Serial Drama Tackled Open Defecation and Promoted Contraceptive Use in India – H. Wang, A. Singhal, P. Muttreja, A. Vajpeyi, R. Laddha, S. Singh, P.D. Mazumdar, A. Srivastava, V. Rao, S. Saini, D. Rautela, and A. Seth. Journal of Development Communication, Volume 31(2), 2020.
Television and radio serial dramas have been used as an effective entertainment-education (EE) strategy to
address complex health and social issues around the world.
When India was in lockdown in Mar-May 2020, livestock farmers struggled to feed their animals. A ground report with the famers’ experiences.
Despite the efforts of frontline health workers and programmes by governments to boost immunization of children, there are several issues that make this difficult. Read how Tika Vaani attempts to remedy these issues through digitization of immunization data.
Meri Awaz Meri Pehchan users have reported using the platform to help convince their husbands to continue education for their daughters, delay early arranged marriages until girls have obtained some level of education, gain access to beneficial government programs, and to improve their lives in other ways.