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 …

Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna: Life insurance for rural landless labourers in Andhra Pradesh

Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY) is a group insurance scheme for the benefit of rural landless agricultural labourers implemented by the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) at the state level and ‘Zilla Samakhya’ at the district level in Andhra Pradesh. The scheme extends benefits for life insurance as well as coverage of partial Read More …

Entitlement-Based District Planning: Innovating planning process for accuracy and efficiency in Bihar

Entitlement-Based District Planning (EBDP) is a unique initiative that institutionalises decentralised planning at the district level across Bihar through an entitlement-based approach to ensure inter-regional and social equity. EBDP has educated district officials and Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) representatives on various schemes and statutory provisions they are entitled to and has helped improve the process Read More …