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  project name ~ 2011 Saathiship for Richa Singh

category ~ Saathi




  Project Name


2011 Saathiship for Richa Singh












Uttar Pradesh

  Budget Approved


Rs 187200


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Lakshmi Gorrepati
Leena Ranade


College Park










Richa singh is the cofounder of SKMS ie sangtin kisan mazdoor sanghatana.They are working to organise villagers to demand their rights thro NREGA. They also have 2 income generating activities a chikan coperative & a milk coperative





They have been able to get job cards,& eventually employment benefits thro NREGA in many villages.Where SKMS is active,those villages have got NREGA benefits for 50-90%of villagers. In 2009 they were able to get even unemployment benefits per NREGA rules worth Rs 16 lakhs.This is a major achievement!! SKMS has now spread to include 5000 members.





To demand work thro NREGA,and also get payment thro NREGA. TO organise village level committees,& village leadership to fight for rights.



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