Tata Trusts Migration Initiative 2016-19 sets the goal to improve the quality of life of Migrant labourers by working at both source states and destination states. IEC is one of the integral strategies of the Trusts for wider impact in the areas of awareness and counselling. Tata Trusts communication strategy is designed around the needs of individual, community and cycle of migration to facilitate behavioral change to catalyze long-term impact .
On 29th Nov. 2017 at Kaushalya Vivah Mandap, Raj Khariar the Tata Trusts in collaboration with Dept. of Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Govt. of Odisha have organised a one-day orientation workshop on Smart Gram Panchayat with special focus on Panchayat Executive Officers, Sarpanchs & Mitras of identified 40 GPs of 5 Blocks of Nuapada district.
The Tata Trusts & Dept. of Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Govt. of Odisha took the initiative to promote Smart Gram Panchayat that can contribute immensely to improve quality of life of marginalised households.
CHENNAI, India, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As tens of thousands of families in India's eastern state of Odisha begin their autumn migration in search of work, the government is stepping up efforts to ensure their journey doesn't end in slavery.
November sees families from rural Odisha leave their villages as part of a seasonal migration that lasts until the spring planting season.
Yet another intervention of Tata Trusts under the migration theme is creating and strengthening ‘Seasonal Hostels’ in western Odisha where distress migration occurs on a large scale due to lack of work after the kharif season. A seasonal hostel was inaugurated in Bhaludongri village of Raj Khariar block in Nuapada district of Odisha by YCDA, a partner organisation of the Trusts. It is seen that most people in western Odisha migrate to neighbouring states along with their families for livelihood opportunities. Their children are forced to stop education half a way.
The qualitative association of Tata Trusts and the Labour and ESI Dept., Govt. of Odisha has taken the initiative of bringing a synchronization into the lives of the migrant labourers from the unorganized sectors of Odisha. The intervention has been made into their livelihoods and settlement with a priority. This partnership extends the intervention of Trusts into education, healthcare and nutrition and rural livelihoods of the migrating labourers. This bonding intends toward the welfare of the working classes; especially who are belonging to the unorganized sector.
The juncture of the Labour and ESI Dept., Govt. of Odisha and Tata Trusts has taken a progressive step into the lives of the migrant workmen of the unorganized sectors of Odisha. This partnership extends the intervention of Trusts into education, healthcare and nutrition and rural livelihoods of the migrating labourers. This bonding intends toward the welfare of the working classes; especially who are belonging to the unorganized sector.
Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated a special migrant labour help desk in Hyderabad through video conferencing on the occasion of International Labour Day. While, Telangana's Housing and Labour Minister, N. Narasimha Reddy has shown their cooperation by agreeing upon the setting up of the facility.
These help desks are to provide necessary assistance and protection to the migrant labourers who go out of Odisha in search of better wages. Consequently, it prevents the migrant workers being harassed or exploited by the contractors and employers of other states.