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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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PACS work on Land Rights

This photo gallery features 10 case studies and quotes that show how PACS has been working to help socially excluded communities to understand, apply for and claim their rights to forest land and reve...
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FRA Campaign in Jharkhand

01 June 2015
On 1 June the Honourable Chief Minister of the Government of Jharkhand, Shri Raghubar Das, launched a state-level campaign for claim generation under the Forest Rights Act (FRA). The campaign is a joi...
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Jabalpur Conclave

From 2 – 3 March 2015, PACS organised a two-day conclave for more than 1000 community leaders, mostly women, linked to Community Based Organisations (CBOs) from the Damoh, Dindori, Jhabua, Mandla, P...
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