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Search Results: MGNREGA Employment Rights

A village takes control

Village Khalmurvend in district Kondagaon , in Odisha, eastern India, is seeing a small revolution in the making. PACS partner DISHA has brought about people’s involvement in the planning and monito...
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Helping adults find employment

Scheduled Tribe (ST) residents of Jalpaiguri district, in West Bengal, in eastern India, have little knowledge of their entitlements under government schemes. With few jobs, low wages and no opportuni...
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A fair deal for labourers

Legislation passed in 1996 seeks to provide social security for construction workers, but there have been obstacles to its implementation. PACS and partner Nirmana are working in the Lucknow district ...
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Preventing school dropout

In rural communities such as the village of Khamariam in the district of Mungeli in Chhattisgarh, many children drop out of school when their parents migrate to other areas for work. PACS and its loca...
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Enabling women to work

Women’s participation in MGNREGA – the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, which guarantees rural households 100 days of paid work every year doing unskilled manual labour – ...
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Boosting women’s earnings

Life for women in Chilgajori village, Jharkhand, in eastern India, was challenging, as agricultural employment was seasonal. However, with the support of PACS and partner JVP, the women were empowered...
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Livelihood options for farmers

Farmer Hala Behera and his wife Kuni struggled to make a living from their two acres of land, or to find local jobs paying at least the minimum wage. Neither they, nor their fellow villagers in Karala...
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Road to Self-Determination

In the village of Teghariya, in the Kishanganj district of Bihar, women belonging to subjugated castes worked in their neighbours’ fields for bags of grain, while their husbands had to migrate to ci...
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Getting Economic Independence

When women from the village of Parsa Malik, in the Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, found that 28 names had been deleted from the below-poverty-line list, depriving these peopl...
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Women Assert their Rights

Living in a tiny mud-and-thatch hut with her family and goats in the village of Bhatpurva, in Uttar Pradesh, Kamrunissa earned meagre and irregular wages as a farm labourer. Her disabled husband had m...
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