Grants:Project/Rapid/Raju Suthar/Laptop/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2016-17 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Rapid/Raju Suthar/Laptop.
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Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

I am very happy with my contribution, I have made on this project. My edit count has increased from almost 6,000 edits in 2016 to almost 16,000 edits in 2017. Using my laptop, I have created a lot of content on Hindi Wikipedia.I have also lent a helping hand to many new Hindi WP editors like


Please report on your original project targets.

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
To create a high number of articles on Hindi Wikipedia Edit count has increased from almost 6,000 edits in 2016 to almost 16,000 edits in 2017. Jump has been seen, because I used to initially edit on my mobile.
To improve content on Hindi Wikipedia Diversified from Cricket related topics & now have created articles on many other topics , thereby improving content on Hindi Wikipedia The laptop helped me to research on different topics, which was limited earlier.
To lend a helping hand to new hindi wp editors & help groom them to increase the editor base Was able to reach & mentor many editors including भोमाराम सुथार;तेजू जांगिड़;Jeevan Suthar;J Ansari;Vishal thakur;Dr. Pradeep Kumari Dermatologist;अजय सिंह The laptop helped me reach out to these editors & groom them


What worked well? What didn't work so well? What would you do differently next time?

  • It was great to have a laptop with me all the time, which really boosted my enthusiasm to edit on my home wiki.
  • I was able to take part in may of my community meetups online & offline. I was also able to organize meetups in Pune.
  • I was able to help out many editors on Hindi Wikipedia & support them.
  • After the project period, I did not follow up with many of the editors & they became inactive thereafter
  • To enroll more editors, I plan to take a different strategy & maybe have a new incentive to ensure, they don't become inactive


Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on. Please email receipts to rapidgrants AT wikimedia DOT org

Expenses type Actual Expenditure (in INR) Actual Expenditure (in USD) Budgeted Expenditure (in USD) Notes
Laptop 24,540.00 373.44 451.81 We were able to get a discounted price of the laptop along with a complimentary laptop bag
Internet WiFi Hotspot(Hardware) 2,000.00 30.44 30.12 Difference is due to exchange rate
Laptop bag - - 15.06
Transport allowance 6,120.00 93.13 Unexpected & unbudgeted transportation allowance for rechanging the interent connection & for meeting new hindi wp editors for their grooming
TOTAL 32,659.00 496.99

NOTE: Due to Exchange rate difference from the day of the Grant request to the day of receiving the grant, instead of INR 33,000 , we received INR 32,659

If there are remaining funds, please list the amount here. Remaining funds must be returned to WMF, reallocated to similar activities or applied to another approved grant. Let us know what you'd like to do.

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