Responding to humanitarian crisis: Glimpses of lives from Northeastern Delhi

Responding to the Covid-19 lockdown crisis of job loss, displacement and hunger, a group of citizens started a relief initiative, for emergency cash assistance to working class families, including those affected by the violence, in Northeast Delhi. The relief was via direct donor transfers of Rs. 3000 or Rs. 5000 (for especially vulnerable families) into … Continue reading Responding to humanitarian crisis: Glimpses of lives from Northeastern Delhi

Andhra effort to recognise tribal rights compared with Telangana appreciable

By Dr Palla Trinadha Rao The Tribal Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh has set to recognise and  vest  forest rights, both individual  and community forest rights, over 2.03 lakh acres of forest lands and hand over title deeds in favour of tribals on the eve of World Indigenous Peoples day, the 9th August, 2020.  … Continue reading Andhra effort to recognise tribal rights compared with Telangana appreciable

How rights-based experience to fight disasters facilitated CSJ’s Covid-19 response

Established in 1993, IDEAL - Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a socio-legal organisation fighting for the rights of the marginalised and the vulnerable, principally in the sphere of access to justice has been working directly through its law centres in 4 state, Gujarat Chhattisgarh Jharkhand Madhya Pradesh Directly, and through partner organisations in 8 states. … Continue reading How rights-based experience to fight disasters facilitated CSJ’s Covid-19 response

Kailash Satyarthi: It is now time for universal accountability to end child labour

Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and the Global March against Child Labour have demanded for universal ratification of the ILO Convention 182 in order and commit themselves to ending worst forms of child labour. A note: On 04 August  2020, in a historic move, Tonga, an archipelago of more than 170 islands in the South … Continue reading Kailash Satyarthi: It is now time for universal accountability to end child labour

Developmental paradigm amidst Environment day, Biodiversity day in Covid era

By Shankar Sharma* Abstract:  Observing Biological Diversity day on 22 May and environment day on 5 June each year has become a sort of routine for what appears to be a purpose of fashion for most of our political leaders and bureaucrats, who participate in such functions without any commitment to protect the natural resources.  … Continue reading Developmental paradigm amidst Environment day, Biodiversity day in Covid era

JAM trinity needs Twitter assistance for communication loop with public agencies

By Santosh Gedam* Covid19 pandemic has thrown us in unprecedented conditions. From sudden lockdown forcing people in their personal spaces to humanitarian crises, each of these events challenged the abilities of the government to handle the crisis. The first question which the government faced was how to identify the target beneficiary. Fortunately for the government, … Continue reading JAM trinity needs Twitter assistance for communication loop with public agencies

Bihar flood with coming rains and continued COVID-19 pandemic

By Asif Shahab,Suchita Jain and Dr Mansee Bal Bhargava[1] At SaciWATERs Hyderabad, we are doing a project in Bihar on ‘Civil Society voices, vulnerable communities and localized platforms for addressing water quality challenges’ funded by European Union Project since January 2018. We took a dig into the current flood situation of Bihar since it is … Continue reading Bihar flood with coming rains and continued COVID-19 pandemic