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For the Dalits and Tribals, land is an integral part of their existence and identity. The majority of dalits are landless and their struggle has been to have access to lands and gain legal entitlements. The tribal communities have a different profile of their travails regarding land rights. The struggle is about retaining their lands, which they have inhabited for centuries. The compulsion to live outside their land leads to the greater problem of communities migrating to the urban centers. The women and the ageing elders mostly bear the brunt of this migration. Women who are left behind to shoulder the responsibilities of the family are forced to supplement their income through different means. This makes women and children vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking.
Space for intervention on the issue is provided by Forest Rights Act and other provisions related to land allotment/ ownership for dalit and tribal communities. CNI SBSS adopts campaigns as right based intervention to address land issues. We work on land allotment for Dalit and Tribal, forest rights of community and increasing the productivity of agriculture land. Annual Income of 1000 households is expected to increase atleast by INR 10,000 through land related interventions by 2019.
Trainer’s Manuals to capacitate community members and local leaders on Panchayat Raj Institutions, in Odisha, West Bengal, Haryana, Punjab, and Jharkhand.[Read more]
Training program to capacitate the marginalized communities on Fundamental rights, Role of State and Constitution in the simplest way.[Read more]
Workshop on Education and WASH The new project “Rebuilding Walls and Rebuilding Lives” focuses on specific issues of deprivation in education, Health and income inequalities faced by dalits and adivasis, while addressing core issues of caste, gender and poverty. The project paved way for new intervention areas in the community such as Education, Sanitation, Health […][Read more]
Conflict Transformation from 27th – 29th January 2016 held at Gopalpur, Orissa[Read more]
Review & Monitoring Visit to DBSS
27th – 29th April 2015
“If children are denied education and their rightful freedom, there is little point in priding ourselves…”[Read more]
Stories of Self Help Groups.[Read more]
They now participate in decision making and have gained respect in the community.[Read more]