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  project name ~ 2009-ManshiAsher-Saathiship

category ~ Saathi




  Project Name





Programme for Social Action









Himachal Pradesh

  Budget Approved


Rs 204000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Deepak Tirumalasetty












Manshi Asher is currently based in Himachal Pradesh and is associated with camapigns working on sustainable livelihoods, ecological security and environmental justice in the state, providing consistent support to the various movements and community actions in their struggle with issues of land grabbing, compensation, rehabilitation, violation of livelihood rights, destruction of their common properties and environment as a result of mega development projects like Hydro-power, Cement mining, Mega tourism projects and SEZs being pushed in a blatant manner.

She also lends a hand and works with specific struggles against SEZs (in different states) that need support with lobbying, documentation and information extraction and dissemination. She is also co-moderating an egroup called ‘seztrack’ and helps with running the ‘stoposco’ blog as a part of the anti-Posco solidarity initiative.





The Saathiship funding for Manshi Asher has been approved in Dec. 2008 and activity reports and updates will be posted in six months





Providing support to struggles/campaigns against unfair SEZ set ups in the form of: * Direct action like strategic planning, petitioning, organisning solidarity actions and pushing for just legal action • Research and documentation – fact findings, field investigation, extraction of information through RTIs, compilation and dissemination of information through reports, papers and articles • Media advocacy – writing stories on the issues in print media as well net based fora , feeding local and national media with stories



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