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NIDAN is working with low income communities in Delhi

Since April 2017, NIDAN is working with low income communities in Delhi, where potential self workers were identified and were given business development training according to their work and promote formal business and a sense of entrepreneurship among them to take their business to another level, which will help them increase their business profits through bank transaction , book keeping and latest techniques of social media marketing . NIDAN celebrated

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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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Self Help Group : Enabling members to reap economic benefit in villages of Samastipur, Bihar

Self-help group are small informal association created for the purposes of enabling members to reap economic benefit out of mutual help, solidarity and joint responsibility. The Self-Help group (SHG) has emerged as one of the most important tools of socioeconomicdevelopment endeavors, particularly those aimed at women’s empowerment,livelihoods strengthening and poverty alleviation.Nidan started working in Kalyanpur Block of Samstipur district in

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Be a Dream Runner

Nidan, this year coming into picture among the donors/individuals/corporates to showcase their work in different interventions for the community development. So, Nidan decided to participate in “Airtel Delhi Half Marathon” which is going to be held on 20th November, 2016. ADHM is a platform where NIDAN is standing head high and is getting a very positive applause and response by different donors through their donations and participation. NIDAN

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

Nidan and NUIW organized a workshop on Workers Laws, Policies and Organizing 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), where workers from Bihar, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Utter Pradesh, Madhaya Pradesh and Delhi participated. The workshop inaugurated by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya,

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Finally, Production of Fortified Food started at both Gaya and Khagaria

After consistent and intense advocacy the ICDS departments of Govt. of India Bihar finally go ahead for the supply of fortified food of ICDS centers.

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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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Meeting in Chandigarh Municipal Corporation regarding implementation of the NULM

On 28th staff had a meeting in Municipal Corporation(MC) for the implementation of the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) as MCC is implementing NULM and the mission is having one component dedicated to Livelihood linked skill training program for the urban poor, to extend the benefits to the persons living with vulnerabilities.  In this regard, MC  discuss the mechanism with NIDAN staff & other partners, to reach to the vulnerable communities

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Certification Ceremony of the Vocational & Skill Development Program Chandigarh

On Monday 24th, August-2015 Certification ceremony of the vocational & skill development program on Computer Hardware/Software for unemployed youth of the weaker sections of the society in collaboration with SIDBI, in the NIDAN State Office Chandigarh, Chief Guest Sh. Mukesh Kumar (AGM) Assistant General Manager, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) Chandigarh and Mr. Sachin Grover State Head-NIDAN Chandigarh, distributed the certificate

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BARKURBA:- AN EXAMPLE OF INITIALISATION OF OPEN DEFACATION FREE ( ODF) VILLAGE

Nidan initiative:- The sensitization and awareness program conducted in Barkurba village of Muktapur Panchayat of Kalyanpur Block of Samastipur in the month of July to August 2015 by Nidan  was highly appreciated by the people of the village. They were not much aware of evil effects of Open- defecation as the village experience 99% of open defecation. GOI/state governments are working and have launched many programs to provide safe sanitation to

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NIDAN efforts leads to credit access by workers in Bhopal

Nidan is facilitating the Vendors and the Domestic Workers to get the Benefit of the Schemes under NULM. There are two categories of Loan one is of is of Rs. 20000/- which is for Vendors and in this 5000/- is subsidy and another one is for improving the Vending or initiation of small business where Government will provide loan uptoRs. 2,00,000/-  in which 40,000/- is subsidy. Nidan is facilitating by spreading awareness about the Schemes, completing

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Training of Vendors at IHM

A new batch of Training for Food Vendors has started at IHM with 30 Vendors. Initial Introduction session was done by Nidan staff and briefed about the activities of Nidan, and told them to be regular in the training and gain as much as they can from this training. They were briefed with the contents of the training program and how it is going to benefit them in their daily vending.

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Interface Meeting for Discussion of Different Schemens of Government

On 19th August 2015, interface meeting was done at Samastipur at Taj Vivah Bhawan , Tajpur road to spread awareness of government schemes. In this members from socially excluded groups and government officials participated.   At the meeting officers present were and following discussions were done:- • Labour officer Mr. Kumar Promod Narayan Singh – discussed about different schemes of labour department and explained about the process of getting

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FES Gender Unit Partner Meet, 03 – 04 August 2015, Goa

Ratnish Verma - State Head Nidan Bihar participated in the 2 days - FES Gender Unit Partner Meet03 – 04 August 2015, Goa, Organised by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, India Office

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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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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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Convention of Informal Sector Workers

Convention of Informal Sector Workers "Working Peoples’ Charter"  was organized on August 6-7, 2015 at Vishwa Yuva Kendra, Delhi by Working Peoples Charter. It was inaugurated by Shri. Bipin Malick, Director General Labour Welfare – Government of India, Swami Agnivesh- Social Activist and Prof. Shantha Sinha- Ex-Chairperson NCPCR. Different topics have been discussed such as Labour Law reform and Minimum wage, Bonded Labour and Migrant worker,

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