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PACS launches projects

15 September 2011 Share: facebook share twitter share

Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme launches 57 projects in seven states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.

These projects will work with the socially excluded groups, enabling them to claim their rights and entitlements more effectively in 84 districts out of the 90 PACS-targeted districts.

The focus of these 57 projects is on non-discriminatory access for socially excluded groups in two key themes:

  1. Livelihoods (MGNREGA, FRA, Land rights, Skills development)
  2. Right to basic services (education, health and nutrition)

In total, 91 shortlisted civil society organisation (CSO) project proposals were submitted to the Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India (DEA). Out of these, 57 projects have currently been approved. Approval of the remaining projects are awaited.


State distribution of districts and projects are as follows:



Total PACS districts

Districts covered by approved projects

Projects approved

Bihar 16 15 08
Chhattisgarh 09 09 06
Jharkhand 12 10 05
Madhya Pradesh 17 17 11
Orissa 14 14 10
Uttar Pradesh 17 14 12
West Bengal 05 05 05
Total 90 84 57



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