The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme promotes non-discriminatory access to livelihood opportunities (such as work, land rights and skills) for socially excluded groups.
We aim to address the most pressing constraints faced by socially excluded groups in India and help people access opportunities and rights to improve their lives.
Our sustainable livelihoods theme focuses on:
Non-discriminatory access to work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
Building capacities of Scheduled Tribe groups and traditional forest dwellers to claim land under the Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006.
Overcoming barriers to lease or ownership of revenue land faced by socially excluded groups.
- Ensuring equal access to resources and skills for socially excluded groups to diversify their livelihood options.