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Securing land to erase poverty

Lachhaman Singh, aged 60, struggled to make ends meet farming his small landholding in Jodajam village, eastern India, and was slipping beneath the poverty line. However, supported by PACS and its par...
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Fighting for land rights

Residents of the isolated village of Aonri Bedma were labelled ‘trespassers’ by Forest Department officials, who bullied and harassed them. They also suffered water shortage and a lack of access t...
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Building a Road to Inclusion

Feudal mindsets in India continue to hinder socially excluded communities. However, when the villagers of Champa Pahar in the Sahibjang district of Jharkhand, in eastern India, were deprived of a link...
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Finding a Way to Inclusion

As a disabled woman, Barna Mahali was unable to share many of the benefits received by her fellow villagers in Sanramalai village, in Sundergarh district of Odisha, in eastern India. She was not incl...
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Restoring Livelihood Security

For close to 50 years, Ghanshyam and other residents of Dumbisahi village in Odisha lived in penury because forest officials would not let them practice their traditional trade of rearing silk worms. ...
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Community Forest Rights

When the Forest Rights Act was passed in December 2006, the tribal villagers of Madavan Gouri in the Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh were completely unaware of the fact that they could now apply for ...
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Security is… Owning Land

In the rural village of Bilond, located in the Gaya district of Bihar, Bishwanath Das and the other mahadalit villagers have worked on the land of the rich landowners for as long as they can remember....
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Reclaiming Their Lands

The tricolour flag of India is mounted on top of a peepul tree in the pastoral village of Salaha, located in the Bettiah district of Bihar. It was erected on the day that the dalit villagers took cont...
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Supporting Flooded Communities

In Uttar Pradesh, the small farming villages of Madhya Nagar and Silauta are in troubled waters… they both stand on the banks of rivers that, with increased unseasonal flooding and unpredictable flo...
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Gumla Conclave

From 16-18 January 2015, PACS along with our partners EKJUT, Naya Savera Vikas Kendra and Shramjeevi Mahila Samiti organised a three-day conclave for Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in the Gumla ...
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