Lok Chirag Sewa Sanstha (LCSS)
Districts:Deogarh, Dumka, Jamtara
Theme :Non-discriminatory access to livelihood rights through revenue land and skills building.
The Lok Chirag Sewa Sanstha project aims to strengthen scheduled tribes (ST) and women's groups to ensure livelihood and food security, by increasing access to land rights and promotion of skills and vocational training.
The purpose of the project is to increase ownership of homestead land and access to Panchayat and revenue land, by landless ST, single women and people with disabilities (PwD).
The project will be working in 206 villages in the Dumka, Deoghar and Jamtara districts of Jharkhand. PACS is supporting the project for four years.
Formation and strengthening of community-based organisations (CBOs), to enable them to exercise their rights and entitlements.
Develop capacity of CBOs on issues of rights and entitlements. Thereby building pressure for improving service delivery systems in the region.
Collaborate with larger campaigns for land rights and ensure social justice for socially excluded groups, especially women.
Regular interface with the government and community-based organisations (CBOs) on issues of social exclusion; specifically discrimination on land rights issues.
Facilitate social audits of land entitlements organised and led by CBOs formed under the project.
About Lok Chirag Sewa Sanstha (LCSS)
LCSS works with the marginalised sections of society to help them demand their rights. The organisation works on issues of women's empowerment, health and nutrition, education, human resource development, agriculture and livelihood development, natural resource management, advocacy and networking.
The organisation's vision is to establish a society free from exploitation, based on non-violence, truth, love and justice.
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