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Apna Ghar – A Home away from Home for the Destitute Kids

ApnaGhar, located in Punai Chak locality of Patna, abounds with such stories of abandoned, missing and destitute children living happily after being rescued from difficult circumstances from  different places country wide. Started in November, 2006, this place is home to over 100 children with financial aid from the state government. On an average, the government spends Rs 1,700 on each child every month.  Earlier, the children were kept in the

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Bhopal Vendors Got Licenses

In Bhopal previously ID Cards were given to the Street Vendors based on the Survey of 2012, where around 5500 vendors were registered in Bhopal. But this ID card was just photo ID nothing more than that. For this NIDAN staff Coordinated with MP Urban Development Authority and District Urban Development Authority and did the Advocacy for issuing License to Street Vendors as per the Act. Based on this, DUDA ordered BMC Planning Cell to initiate the

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Nidan and NUIW organized a National Workshop of Informal Workers Laws, Policies and Organising for Work and Social Protection

Nidan and NUIW organized a workshop on Workers Laws, Policies and Organising for Work and Social Protection at Constitution Club Delhi. An awareness-cum-multi stake holder dialogue programme for workers of unorganized sectors was jointly conducted by NIDAN and National Union of Informal workers (NUIW) here on Friday 18, September 2015. Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon'ble Minister of Labour & Employment, said Government of India is working on strategies

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Thousands of Street Vendors Protested at Residence of Delhi Chief Minister in Delhi

New Delhi, 2 September2015:   Thousands of street vendorsfrom different markets of Delhi protested outside  the Residence of Delhi Chief Minister in Delhi to press for their demands for implementation of Street Vendors Act in Delhi. The vendors, under the leadership of National Association of Street Vendors of India, sat in front of CM residence and demanded that the state government should notify the scheme and must provide zones to carry out

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Nidan deepens its work with Informal sector in Dehradun Janpad

Nidan is working for Informal sector in Dehradun janpad. Nidan organizes awareness campaigns on periodic  intervals in these areas. Nidan has established a Union Committee at Sapera Basti, Raipur Road. With the help of this committee, the villagers raise their voice for their rights. Presently, these villagers are involved  in clean India campaign. Under this campaign every villager cleans their surroundings on every Sunday.

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Making Patna a Better City: Livelihoods of Urban Poor

 A workshop was conducted on 9th August 2015 by Institute of Human Development On Making Patna a Better City: Improving Urban Planning, Livelihoods, Inclusiveness and Public Safety. IHD director Alakh N Sharma, Nalanda Open University VC RBP Singh, PMC chief engineer KC Biswas, Social activist Ms.Sudha Varghese, Senior ProgrammeManager of NidanRakeshTripathi, former Bihar DGP DN Gautam, former ADG Rajyavardhan Sharma and member-secretary, ADRI,

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Nidan’s representation in ICC of Bihar State Legal Services Authority

Taking note of the fact that the present civil and penal laws in India do not adequately provide for specific protection of women from sexual harassment in work places and that enactment of such legislation will take considerable time, It is necessary and expedient for employers in work places as well as other responsible persons or institutions to observe certain guidelines to ensure the prevention of sexual harassment of women. In order to prevent

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NUIW March to Parliament

NUIW joined other informal workers organization to demand work and social protection. A big rally was organized demanding: 1. Minimum living wage (atleast Rs. 500 daily), Pay commission for unorganized labors and reform in law. 2. Provident fund for and pension for unorganized workers particularly migrant workers. 3. Elimination of bonded labor. 4. Implementation of Street Vending Act. 5. Regular work for unorganized workers.

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An evening meeting of Informal workers

An evening meeting of Informal Workers in Shahdara, Delhi under aegis of National Union of Informal Workers (NUIW) we have launched.

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Empowering Women in Delhi

For empowering women Nidan “GRC-SK” organized a community mass awareness session on “Women violence and its punishment “in various catchment area of the GRC-SK. These sessions led to disseminate the information on minor and major crime against the women. During the interaction and discussion on the topics, reaction of the women was very supporting and they expressed their emotion towards the existing violence against women. Nidan “GRC-SK”

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NIDAN Organized Awareness Camp with Municipal Corporation Chandigarh

Chandigarh city announced several schemes for informal workers &identity cards were also issued to them in order to give access to these schemes. However, when meetings were conducted in different markets of Chandigarh with the informal workers it was felt that most of the informal workers still not aware about the schemes under the national urban livelihood mission(NULM), due to which informal workers not able to avail the benefits schemes of

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Nidan Begins to Organize Elderly in Bhopal

Nidan has begun organizing the elderly in Bhopal to protect their rights and make them self dependent. Nidan Bhopal is in process of formation of ESHG’s and till date 6 of them has been formed and in the area of Rajeev Nagar and Nayabasera slums with the women members of 55 and above. 4 more ESHG’s are in process of formation and once all these SHG’s are formed, Federation will be made with all the SHG’s and IGA will be started. Elderly Women

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