Marginalised Dalit community negotiates relocation away from flood-prone area
Location: Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Principal organisations: SDF
The village of Semra, populated by marginalised Dalit households, is located in a flood-prone area. Since 2007 the Social Development Foundation (SDF) has worked in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh to develop democratic community institutions comprising women and men from marginalised groups. In Semra these people received support to strengthen their livelihoods, enhance their social status and achieve just and dignified lives even in the event of natural or man-made calamities. Eventually, they could negotiate with the local government authorities and secure access to land outside the flood area.
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