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TECHNOLOGY. MEDIA. DEVELOPMENT

About Gram Vaani

Gram Vaani [meaning 'voice of the village'] is a social tech company based at IIT-Delhi. We started in 2009 with the intent of reversing the flow of information, that is, to make it bottom-up instead of top-down.... More

What is Mobile Vaani

Mobile Vaani is our answer to building a social media platform equivalent to Facebook/YouTube/Twitter for rural areas. We have built an intelligent IVR (interactive voice response) system that allows people to call into a number... More

Crowd fund audio journalism

Indie Voices is supporting us to host a crowd funding project! Please contribute to bring out stories from Jharkhand. The state of Jharkhand, one of India’s poorest states, is endowed with vast natural resources and accounts for 8%... More

Explore our vAutomate suite

Gram Vaani is a pioneer in innovating easy to use technologies for engagement with communities and customers, using IVR systems and voice instead of the Internet. Our vAutomate suite provides several solutions... More

MOBILE VAANI: A SOCIAL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM FOR RURAL INDIA

We think of Mobile Vaani as a social social media platform for rural areas, ie. a social media platform meant for social development. This indeed captures our vision and motivation. The Mobile Vaani network not only enables over 800,000 households across 12 states of India to create their own voice media, but read our impact stories to understand how this platform actually leads to local action, greater awareness, and empowerment for development.

Click on the map markings to understand our network demography. Mobile Vaani is indeed unique that it reaches more BPL households, low literacy regions, and non-Internet users than any other media such as broadcast television or radio or print. And it does so in an interactive manner on voice, making it accessible to anybody who has a phone.



Partner with us to sponsor campaigns on social issues, advertise, run market research studies, share content and news stories, and work with us to grow the network.


LATEST NEWS AND PROJECTS

Gram Vaani on Amazing Indians, TimesNow!

Gram Vaani on Amazing Indians, TimesNow!

Our work on Jharkhand Mobile Vaani was covered under the Amazing Indians program on Times Now! Watch the video to learn our story, and the stories of those who use Mobile Vaani. More
Demand driven accountability: From micro to macro

Demand driven accountability: From micro to macro

Our experience over the last few years on using technology to create feedback loops has brought us many insights. We’ve presented our insights at several conferences and want to share them with everybody. Download... More
Audio social media gives rural communities a voice

Audio social media gives rural communities a voice

Anna from Thomson-Reuters has written a detailed article about Mobile Vaani, and spoken to several of our partners and callers to get their views as well. Original source here. Audio social media network gives... More

Campaign to discuss income inequality

Campaign to discuss income inequality

We see the inequality in income in India every day of our lives. We also see the inequality between rural and urban areas. Hear what the people have to say about it — why... More
Campaign against early marriage

Campaign against early marriage

Breakthrough and Gram Vaani worked together in Jharkhand to discuss the community’s feelings towards early marriage — why it still happens, what are its affects on girls, what are its affects on boys, secondary... More
Article in The Hindu on Seven Sisters Project

Article in The Hindu on Seven Sisters Project

A phone call away Hansika Chopra The Seven Sisters Project, aimed at bridging the information gap in the north-eastern States, uses the mobile phone to record stories on issues that concern and interest people... More

Gram Vaani sets up Relief Newslines in Uttrakhand

Gram Vaani sets up Relief Newslines in Uttrakhand

CNN-IBN covered Gram Vaani’s Citizen Relief News Lines in Uttrakhand. Watch the video┬áhere. Cloudburst and flash floods have devastated lives and property in Uttrakhand. While the rescue operations and relief work have been stepped... More
Various uses of Gram Vaani’s vSurvey technology

Various uses of Gram Vaani’s vSurvey technology

Our vSurvey solution to run voice-based surveys of communities has found some very interesting uses. Here is what our partners have to say about it: Jon, from Inventure InVenture is a mobile technology company... More

GRAM VAANI'S SOLUTIONS FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

We welcome you to use our voice-based technology solutions called vAutomate to connect with your communities, and leverage our Mobile Vaani social media network to reach remote rural communities.



We have over 80 projects in progress, spanning vAutomate technology users, information campaigns on Mobile Vaani, Mobile Vaani partners, and community radio automation using GRINS. Click on the map markings to know more.



Watch how we activate and engage new communities on Mobile Vaani


Listen to Gram Vaani's history and our vision with social media for the BoP


Learn about our vAutomate suite of voice applications