Jan Sahas Social Development Society aims at holistic development of deprived sections of society, particularly children and women from Dalit and tribal communities. Jan Sahas operates in five states: Madhya Pradesh, U.P., Rajasthan, Bihar and Maharashtra. Jan Sahas is listed with GuideStar India. It was formed after an illegal unit in a firecrackers factory led to the death of a child labourer and two Dalit labourers.
Programme interventions include:
Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan: The campaign is for eradicating the inhuman and unlawful practice of forcing Dalits to carry human excreta on their heads. Though this practice is banned by the Government through legislation in 1993, it is still prevalent in many parts of India. Around 15,000 individuals, of which 95% are women, in Indore and Dewas have given up this practice.
Campaign for Social Justice and Equity: The programme was initiated to stop atrocities such as murder, rape and other violence on Dalits, tribals and women. Activities such as capacity building, information collection and legal help were taken up in five districts of Madhya Pradesh for the benefit of these communities.
Bhumi Adhikar Abhiyan: Through this campaign, Jan Sahas ensures land is made available for landless labourers and preventions of illegal land encroachments. Jan Sahas is working with more than 10,000 families in 11 districts of Madhya Pradesh and till now 1,056 acres of land has been reclaimed for 1,098 families.
Education and Social Inclusion Programme: The programme focuses on enrolling all children in schools and preventing them from dropping out. It also provides extra support to Child Rights Centres, Bal Panchayats and Resource Centers.
Shakti Karykram: This programme is for holistic development and empowerment of communities involving issues such as bonded labour, health, livelihood, etc. The programme is operational in 360 villages of five districts of Madhya Pradesh.
Campaign for Food and Nutrition Security of socially excluded communities: The organization works towards improving food and nutrition security by participating in government schemes such as Public Distribution System (PDS), NREGA and BPL. Activities involve working on issues of malnutrition in association with Anganwadis. The campaign is operational in two districts of Madhya Pradesh.
Income Rs9 cr
Expense Rs9 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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