Dilli Annashree Yojna: Food security for the vulnerable in Delhi

Dilli Annashree Yojna (DAY) is a pioneering initiative using the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mechanism to provide food security to households in Delhi which were left uncovered by existing food security schemes. The eldest woman of a vulnerable household is made the beneficiary, thus providing this scheme a gender-sensitive edge. Since its implementation, the scheme Read More …

Panchayat Banks: Providing banking facilities at the village level in Jharkhand

The Panchayat Banks model of Jharkhand has provided rural citizens with improved access to a range of government schemes as well as financial services, allowing citizens to carry out basic financial transactions and also access benefits of government schemes such as pensions and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) payments. The initiative has Read More …

Mazhapolima: Ensuring water security through participatory well recharge in Kerala

Mazhapolima is a participatory climate change adaptation initiative which was launched by the Government of Kerala in Thrissur district in 2008. The project aims to alleviate the problem of water scarcity by harvesting rainwater from rooftops and feeding it into open dug wells, which traditionally form the water security mechanisms of the state. Active participation Read More …