District Mineral Foundation (DMF): Some Issues and Recommendations

Although the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) looks like a progressive action by the government, a number of issues with regard to fair sharing of mineral resources for the affected communities are still unanswered. 

Businesses Can Do Good and Do Well Even in India

Tea plays a very significant role in the daily lives of Indians. After China, India is the largest producer and consumer of tea and employs 3.5 million workers.  Even though more value for agricultural commodities, like tea, is added upstream, by the blenders, packagers, marketers,...

Oxfam India launches emergency response in flood affected states of North-East region

Following a rapid assessment in the four flood and landslide affected states of North East—Oxfam India has launched its emergency response in Assam, Manipur and Tripura. Oxfam India will soon launch its humanitarian response in Mizoram. According to government sources, over 0.6 million people are...

How does Oxfam respond during humanitarian disasters like floods?

 During last 4 years, over 920,000 people affected by recurring floods that hit Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have been supported through Oxfam India. Our primary response is ensuring that the affected are provided relief kits and...

Tamil Nadu Government failed to protect the rights of communities, helped Sterlite undertake expansion without consent

Oxfam India is appalled by the use of brutal force against peaceful protestors in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, which resulted in the death of at least 12 people and injured dozens more. Oxfam India demands that victims get justice and that senior management of the company are held accountable. The...

Strengthening Community-Based Early-Warning System

Success of any end to end early warning system is ultimately determined only at the last mile. If it is unable to drive positive community action, the system is not efficient enough. The human component and not technology, should therefore be the essential foundation of any efficient end to end...

Stories of Change: Celebrating our feminist heroes

 When Dolly won the bronze medal in a kick-boxing championship in Delhi, the moist eyes of her brother, Amit meant more than happiness. He recalled the struggles to get his sister enrolled for the sport.Hailing from Bucchabasti in Purkazi block, Uttar Pradesh, Amit is a member of one of...

Achieving Universal Health Coverage: The Way Forward

Despite being the core of health policy for a long time, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is still a distant goal in India. The major hindrance to achieving UHC is rooted in scant funding from both the Central and State governments to health sector. This has ultimately resulted in lack of health...

5 books that will change the way you see the world around you

 Away from all the jargon that explains inequality, we bring to you a list of 5 compelling reads, which explain the multidimensional complexity of the problem of inequality. The books below (with descriptions provided by their publishers) will change the way you see the world around you. ...

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