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  project name ~ Souparna Lahiri Saathiship - 2012

category ~ Community Empowerment




  Project Name


Souparna Lahiri Saathiship - 2012



RVC (Rural Volunteer Center)



Community Empowerment







  Budget Approved


Rs 245500


  Year Approved







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  Chapter Coordinators


Somnath Mukherji
Disha Zaidi












Lahiri sees himself as a campaigner and a campaign builder, trying to bring together many small movements and taking their voice to the corridors of power. His primary focus area for next couple of years will be northeast.

AID will strive to learn from Souparna Lahiriís work in the northeast, the aspirations and perceptions of the people there; how issues and movements are connected at the local and national level and mechanisms of engaging with the State. We also hope to work with him on evaluating and critiquing policies put out by the government.





1) Movement building around Forest Rights Act with NFFPFW 2) Northeast Focus on Arunachal & Sikkim 3) Climate Justice: Natníl & Intnlíl 4) Studying labour standards in ADB funded projects in Bihar 5) Study on labour standards in export leather industry





1) Giving voice to smaller struggles in India 2) Focus on Northeast 3) Continue work on ADB policies in India 4) Build platform for articulating effect of climate change on the poor



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