Nature of Initiative: Group Fellow

Location: 25 villages in Tyonthar/Jawa blocks of Rewa district in MP

Project Holder: Siya Dulari Adivasi

Objectives: Strenghtening Samaj Chetna Adhikar Manch(SCAM) & Bhoomiheen Shramik Krishak Adhikar Manch(BSKAM) in the operational villages. To create awareness on landlessness, land allienation, and its impact on child rights. To create awareness on Scheduled Tribe and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers Act. To sensitize people on benefits of various govt schemes and programs and ensure that these schemes become functional in the remote areas. To advocate people on issues of birth registration, institutional delivery, regular health check-ups of pregnant women and children. To strenghten regional alliance process in Baghelkhand in coorination with other alliance partners

Reference Group: Scheduled Tribes and Dalit communities

Situation: The forest dwellers of the district are suffering from landlessness, land allienation, non-implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006, lack of employment opporunities leading to migration, non-functional govt schemes and non-operational govt service delivery systems. In context to specific child rights issues, there is high incidence of drop out, low enrolment and increasing number of child labour. The district has low birth registration, low immunization rate and high incidence of malnutrition. Nutritional deficiencies have led to increased number of underwieght children.

Project brief: The group fellow has shown good commitment towards community mobilisation and raising critical issues on land and forest rights in Rewa district. Since inception they have made sincere efforts to build CBOs and promoted community leaders and women leaders. They have been involved in preparation of survey reports, awareness meetings on forest rights Act, filing RTI application seeking information on forest and land rights, meeting with ASHA, ANM and ICDS members for activation of services in remote areas, identification of out of school children and drop out chldren and mainstreaming them into formal education.

CRY support since: 2008