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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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Improving women's health

Fuljan Khatoon, a mother of five from Teghara village in Uttar Dinajpur in West Bengal , learned about the benefits of her village’s integrated child development services (ICDS) centre via education...
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Access to government schemes

Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by promoting institutional delivery of babies; but women may have to fight for their entitlement...
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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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Improving MGNREGA Inclusion

PACS has been working to increase awareness about, demand for and participation in the MGNREGA employment scheme, especially amongst socially excluded groups. One way in which they have done this is t...
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PACS in West Bengal

This photo gallery shows case studies and quotes from just 10 of the communities and individuals that PACS has been able to support in West Bengal to give a flavour of the impact that we have had in t...
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PACS Impact Assessment on RSBY

10 July 2015
An Impact Assessment Study on Rasthtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) was commissioned by Poorest Area Civil Society (PACS) to Population Health and Nutrition Research Programme, Institute for Human De...
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West Bengal Inclusion Utsav

05 January 2016
Continuing its mission to give a voice to people belonging to socially excluded communities, the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) programme organised a two-day PACS Inclusion Utsav in Kolkata, West ...
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Growing Back to the Roots

Pranabesh Maiti has a Masters in Linguistics from Kolkata University but it was a passion for the environment that brought Pranabesh back to his village of Kamalpur on the Sagar Islands of the Sunderb...
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A Daring ACT

At the age of 13, Manika Sarkar was a married woman. By the time she was 20, she was a mother of two. However, the presence of two daughters did not go down well with her husband, who abandoned Manika...
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