Daliya Jalao: Liberating and rehabilitating manual scavengers in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh

The Daliya Jalao (literally meaning ‘burn the basket’) initiative sought to eliminate manual scavenging in Badaun district, Uttar Pradesh, through a mission mode approach, generating a high impact within a short period of time. Under the initiative 2,750 manual scavengers were liberated within a year and the initiative has had a profound impact on health Read More …

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 …