Gram Vaani

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Gram Vaani is a social tech company that was incubated out of IIT Delhi in 2009, with the intent of reversing the flow of information, that is, to make it bottom-up instead of top-down. Using simple technologies and social context to design tools, Gram Vaani has reached more than 2.5 million users in more than 15 Indian States, as well as in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Namibia, and South Africa.

Articles by Gram Vaani

background of a woman shopping from a street vendor. Text overlaid on the image reads "Crowded out by COVID-19. Increase in competition among street vendors has led to a rise in supply, but low incomes have led to a fall in demand."-street vendor in Bihar

November 2, 2021
Crowded out by COVID-19: The struggle of street vendors in Bihar
Women sitting down on the ground-ration card

April 27, 2021
No ID, no food
Informal women workers ground up story

March 16, 2021
Fired for taking a day off
Mamta and Sanjira Devi, both informal workers, narrate how their employers are treating them unfairly as they go back to work post-lockdown.
finance minister nirmala sitharaman presenting the budget 2021

February 9, 2021
“This budget is not for the aam aadmi”
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