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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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Nidan Response to Bihar Flood 2017
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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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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Ashok Kumar Singh – A Case Study of Vermi Compost Users

VERMI-COMPOST:_A COMMUNITY BENEFIT INITIATIVE’ Nidan  initialed to make the farmer community more self-reliance and self sustain. with this effect Vermi compost process has been introduced . 27 farmers have been provided Vermi compost ingredient to use in their respective fields.  The farmers have got skill training on Vermi compost by the agency and prefer organic farming. The benefits of ‘’varmi composed’’ discussed in the training

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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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Inactiveness of Municipal Corporation Lucknow playing with the livelihood of Street vendors

After one year of formation of town vending committee in Lucknow, still not even a single step has been taken by the local administration regarding implementation of Street Vendors’ Act in the city. As a result of which street vendors are still being getting exploited and are harassed by the Municipal Corporation authorities. On 4th July 2015 National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), an offshoot of Nidan, members gheraoed and staged

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A Crusade to Empower the Marginalized People

The overarching objective of the Action to Improve Public Scheme Access and Delivery (AIPAD) is ensuring equitable access to public schemes and services to enhance the wellbeing of citizens in Bhagalpur District, Bihar, by using a participatory community based advocacy, monitoring and accountability model with special emphasis on disadvantaged groups. Nidan, through its AIPAD project, is working to empower the marginalized people in Panchayats/villages

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A helping hand to our neighbouring country

For the injured and other earthquake affected people in Nepal, Nidan in partnership with NASVI and StreetNet international has sent one truck full of relief food material including rice, salt, oil and pulses. Nidan is doing its bit for the cause. Lorry loaded with essential supplies for more than 131 families set off from Patna today on a two- day journey to Nepal. In recent days, Nepal Earthquake shattered Nepal people. More than 6000 people are

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UP police sensitized to stop extortion of street vendors

Few days back a group of vendors met the Municipal Commissioner of Lucknow regarding exploitation of street vendors in the capital city. The main issue discussed was that after coming of the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014. It has been felt that only state government and up to some extent some municipal corporations have started taking steps towards implementation of the act. Police even don’t

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Nidan gets Credibiltiy Certificate from CAF India

Nidan gets Credibiltiy Certificate from CAF India.

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A golden opportunity for the weaker section of the society in Chandigarh

On 19/03/2015 Nidan started a Vocational and Skill development Program in collaboration with SIDBI and other Stake Holders. Official announcement of the commencement of the computer hardware/software project, which will be for the unemployed youth of the weaker section of the society, was done at NIDAN State Office:  309/B, IInd Floor, Vill. Darva, Near Railway Station, Chandigarh with the aim of self-entrepreneurship/employment as a goal. Chief

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State Government reconstitutes Bihar Building and Other Construction Worker Board

Exercising power conferred in Section 18 of the Bihar Building and Other Construction Worker (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of service) Act 1996 read with Rule 251 Bihar Building and Other Construction Workers (Registration of Employment and conditions of Service) Rule 2005, the State Government has reconstituted the Bihar Building and Other Construction Worker Board vide resolution no: 53 dated 4th of February 2015 circulated under Memo

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No more power theft — Nidan

Raising its concern over issues related to power theft, NIDAN, with support from Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) and in collaboration with Globalistan Films Pvt Ltd organised a documentary screening ‘Katiyabaaz’ on September 13, 2014 at Regent Fun Cinemas, Gandhi Maidan, Patna. Katiyabaaz (Powerless) is an award-wining documentary jointly directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa. The films narrates the story of the conflict between

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Nidan’s Support Program with Coca-Cola, NDTV and Plan India for the schools of Bihar

  Nidan, with the support of Coca-Cola, NDTV and Plan India, is working towards fulfilling the fundamental and basic needs of the children of some selected middle schools of Bihar. Under this project, Nidan has taken the task of providing safe drinking water, its storage, modern toilets, playing ground and playing gears in these selected schools of the state. It will also focus on gardening in these schools. On Tuesday, 16th of September 2014,

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Nidan and its Executive Director Arbind Singh featured in Vijaya Karnataka, an e-paper

After being appreciated in Bihar, Jharkhand, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Delhi/NCR for relentlessly initiating, establishing and consolidating people’s institutions, processes and, programs aimed for socio- economic development of poor, Nidan’s work has been noticed and praised in southern states of the country also. Recently, Nidan and its Executive Director Arbind Singh featured in Vijaya Karnataka,

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Street Vendors of Patna celebrate their achievement

Thousands of street vendors of Patna cheered across markets and celebrated their achievement with NIDAN executive director Arbind Singh. The jubilant street vendors acknowledged the contribution of their leader Arbind Singh by organizing meetings in their respective markets. They expressed their gratitude to their leader for not only fighting for their cause but also for finally getting a central law for them. Celebrations were observed at various

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Vendor leaders’ meet at Patna

A meeting of vendor leaders was organized on 9th March 2014 at our Maurya Lok office. The purpose was to bring new markets into our folds and reunite the old markets which were already associated with us but were left out. Leaders from nearly 17 markets participated in it. The main discussion was on Nidan and Nasvi activities, performed to bring about a change in the status of street vendors. Leaders of new market committees were introduced with

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Workshop on Juvenile Justice System at Samastipur

Under the banner of DLSA, NIDAN conducted a one-day workshop on 9th March, 2014 on Child Protection and Juvenile Justice System at Raj Bhavan, Tajpur Road. Inaugurating the workshop, DLSA secretary Sub Judge Ms Sangeeta said that we need to change our views regarding child protection and stressed on the need to be more sensitive towards them. Speaking on the occasion, DCLR Shiv Kumar Shaiv appealed to Self Help Groups (SHGs) to spread awareness regarding

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Collaboration with BRPLS and GAIN for fortified blended food product

A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding has been signed on 17th September 2013, among Global Alliance for Imported Nutrition (GAIN), an independent foundation from Geneva, Switzerland,  Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion Society, (BRLPS) an independent and autonomous society established by the Government of Bihar, and NIDAN, for decentralized production of supplemental food for ICDS in Bihar" . This collaboration has to implement through initiative,

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