- Has made more than 200 comedy videos
- Has been around Rs 30,000-35,000
- 30% of the population have become YouTubers
Youtube: Nowadays YouTube is not just for entertainment or education but has also become a platform to earn money. Millions of people around the world are making their career as YouTubers. But you will be surprised to know that there is a small village in India that has turned into a hub of YouTubers, with a large number of local people making videos for the online video-sharing platform.
Almost people make videos in this village
About 30% of the population of this village have become YouTubers who make videos to earn a livelihood. Tulsi village in Raipur, Chhattisgarh has a total population of around 3,000, out of which 1,000 people are engaged in video making. Everybody is making money from this. Two friends Gyanendra Shukla and Jai Verma started making YouTube videos in the village. Both quit their jobs to start a YouTube channel. Gyanendra Shukla used to work as a network engineer in SBI, where he watched YouTube videos and decided to make his own videos. Right now he has made more than 250 videos on his channel. He has 1.15 lakh subscribers on his channel.
Now small films are made
Jay Varma who has done MSc in Chemistry used to work as a part-time teacher in a private coaching center where he used to get around Rs 12,000-15,000 per month. But on Youtube it has increased to around Rs 30,000-35,000. Following in his footsteps, others also started making videos. It started creating engaging digital content including short shows, short films and other videos.
make women aware
Women artist and YouTuber Pinky Sahu said that these groups have helped empower the women of the village. It’s been 1.5 years since I started. We have about 40 YouTube channels. Everyone here works with us. Here women are generally not allowed to come out of the houses but through our YouTube channel we have given them a lot of information that girls can also do something.
A patient’s laughter changed form
YouTubers Sandeep Sahu said that people in the village are associated with art through Ramlila, drama etc. From youth to senior citizens, everyone has contributed in the campaign. But he never got a chance or the right platform to showcase his skills. That has changed now. One of the channels named ‘Being Chhattisgarhiya’ has more than 115k subscribers, has produced more than 200 comedy videos.
He once got a call from a hospital where an elderly patient, whose condition was critical. Enjoyed his video and appreciated him for his work on call. Since then young YouTubers of Tulsi village decided to make people laugh with their comedy videos.
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