LokManch

 

LokManch

Background

There is an intrinsic relationship between Indian development story and the understanding of human rights, citizenship rights and collective rights and entitlements. These rights and entitlements of citizenship are choked by procedural and judicial hassles, entitlements are largely left to the good sense of the elected representatives and moreover used for political mileage. In this case entitlements are rarely understood and practised by the people or communities. As a result of system failure poor gets worst inspite of government launching poor pro programs.
LokManchis a global movement of people, working together to empowering community leaders
andcommunity based organisations,towards strengthening and sustaininggrass-root level movement for contributing to a‘Just, Democratic and Secular Society.

Objective

Our main objective is to give easy access and create a platform for the marginalised groups who, as per the policies should receive the full state social benefits to which they are entitled and local, state and national level government institutions. We work around three main objectives, as below-

  • To ease access to social security benefits for the marginalised groups in the targeted communities and human rights.
  • Working together with communities and community leaders, to successfully advocate on district and state level for better access to social security benefits and the protection and promotion of people’s rights over land and food.
  • To promote collaboration among civil society organisations at national level for policy dialogue and campaigning.

Our Intervention

Right to food- This aims to ensure that no family sleeps empty stomach and never go hungry. We keep a check that entitled ration is properly distributed to the people, without any failure or theft.
Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)-This idea emerged out of the realisation that the development of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) required a multi-sectoral and multi-departmental approach.The following are the broad objectives of the SCP and TSP-

  • Substantial reduction in poverty and un-employment.
  • Creation of productive assets in favour of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to sustain the growth likely to accrue through development efforts.
  • Human resource development of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes by providing adequate educational and health services, and
  • Provision of physical and financial security against all types of exploitation and oppression.

Wash- Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) has emerged as one of the major concerns in recent years.Lack of access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities do have large bearing on the socio-economic and health status of the poor. Despite various schemes being chalked out by the states, non-implementation, lack of monitoring and deprivation of the poor in access to these schemes have impacted the quality of life of the poor, especially the SCs and STs.
Govt. schemes-There are also many other centrally assisted and/or state sponsored welfare schemes such as minority scholarships, housing schemes, health schemes, bank loans for entrepreneurship and higher education for the welfare and development of the vulnerable communities. LokManchcapacitate the local communities to access these entitlements. Along with these individual households will also be helped to get Aadhaar and Voter’s IDs.

Geographical Reach

From our inception we have been deeply involved in spreading our reach, as we understand many people are still deprived of its entitlements and benefits. Presently we have our presence in 13 states and working with 102 partner organizations.

Impact

  • We have provided access to 65748 people to government food program.
  • 115396 roads have been built and now these areas are well connected to cities.
  • 11195 schools have been built.
  • 99649 households have been provided safe drinking water solutions.
  • We have helped to 8365 households to get government medical benefits.
  • 4088 households have been helped to get irrigation systems in their fields.
  • 28623 households have been connected to proper drainage
  • 13655 households have been connected rural electrification program.
  • 3337 community halls and centres have been built.
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