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Empowering the communities to access their rights over land, water, forests and other commons; advocating for their participation in public welfare schemes; restoring rights of women and girls, and ensuring their safety; and advocating for providig them with equal socio-economic opportunities.
Basic Information About The Initiative
ActionAid supported Jivan Vikas as long term partner under LRP since 2010 keeping in view of the need of a long term intervention towards addressing issues related to the identity of Paudi Bhuyan and food insecurity due to resource alienation through mining and lack of recognition of Government to their customary rights over resources in real sense, and depletion of the traditional agriculture and millet cultivation. Jivan Vikas has been working with 4448 Paudi Bhuyan in 35 villages under Lahunipada Block of Sundergarh District. The Paudi Bhuyan of this area is one of the major sections of the Bhuyan tribe which has been identified as particularly vulnerable tribal group of the state. The Paudi Bhuyan villages are mostly located on the top and slopes of the hills. The households in Paudi Bhuyan villages are thinly distributed with maximum of 25 to 30 families. Due to low density of population mobilizing resources for establishing institution like Anganwadi Centre, School within the norm of the Government becomes more challenging. Also due to the disadvantage of location and communication facilities they have poor access to school and health care services.
Livelihood; land rights; Tribals, Child rights; women rights; gender equality; welfare;
stories of change
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