Oxfam India rolls out three projects in Chhattisgarh

July 26th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, July 26 (IANS) Rights organisation Oxfam India said Tuesday it has taken up three projects in Chhattisgarh in partnership with local NGOs.

“Oxfam India is working with three NGOs in Chhattisgarh to make people aware about their rights and also about key government laws. If people are not made aware about the laws and their rights, these acts will just remain only on paper,” Oxfam India’s chief executive officer Nisha Agrawal told reporters here.

She said that two projects are in Bilaspur district, while the third is in Kabirdham district.

“We have tied up with Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS) for making people aware in the sector of health care at Ganiyari in Bilaspur district, while in Kota area in the same district, we are training elected panchayat representatives in partnership with Samarth Charitable Trust,” she said.

Agrawal added that Oxfam India is in partnership with an NGO, Nari Uthan, to make poverty-hit Baiga tribes families in Bodla area of Kabirdham aware about the Forest Rights Act.

She added that Oxfam India works in partnership with 200 NGOs all over India to address root causes of absolute poverty and inequality in areas of economic justice, essential services, gender justice and and disaster risk reduction.

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