Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) (2012-Present)

The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme is an initiative of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) aimed at reducing the gap in wellbeing status between socially excluded groups in India and the rest of the population. PACS focuses on two key themes

- non-discriminatory access to livelihood opportunities and the right to basic services. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is one of the Government programme which aims to guarantee the 'right to work' and ensure livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work and PACS helps to access the livelihood opportunity to the socially excluded groups by giving awareness and promoting them for the right to entitlement.