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Migration Information and Resource Centers (MIRCs)

 
 

Organization : Disha Foundation

 
 

Location : Delhi,Goa,Haryana,Maharashtra

 
 

Project Description

Disha Foundation (NGO specialized in labor migration, research and policy) has been working to develop and implement an integrated, convergence based approach to facilitate and mitigate distress labour migration. It is first of its kind initiative to address migration at source and destination in a comprehensive manner in India.


A dedicated ‘migration research and resource centre’ or MIRC has been established and working since 2013 in Nashik, Maharashtra. The centre addresses the migration at destination and source end. It has generated migration data in the project areas for more informed programs and policies. The centre also facilitates migration at various destination areas during the migration period via livelihood, skill building and job linkages, legal support, financial awareness, education and health services to the tribal migrants. On the other hand, it also emphasis is provided to strengthen urban and tribal development linkages, better implementation of available government programs at source villages of migrants district for sustainable development with the goal to reduce distress migration for livelihood.


Over a period of time this model of MIRC has been observed by various government and non-government bodies and donors, many of whom have helped in expanding the programme of migration support of Disha Foundation. 


Project Impact

Disha have supported 5,00,000+ migrant workers in past few years and have minimised their distress through skilling, Job linkages, legal support health services and assistance in food security.


Disha Foundation has further upgraded its migration support programme and made it digital for greater and more sustainable reach, by developing an android based app "Shram Gaurav" for migrant workers. This app will provide support to migrants through basic services during migration, in order to reduce their distress and facilitate safer and producative migration. The app enables migrants to contact Disha's migration support centres for accessing services related to health, job linkages, financial inclusion, social security schemes and legal support (in terms of exploitation at workplace). Accordingly, Disha provides support to migrants

 
 
 
 

Project Type : CSR

 
 

Special Features of Project

  • A dedicated ‘migration research and resource centre’ (MIRC) has been established and working since 2013 in Nashik, Maharashtra.
  • Now there are multiple similar on-ground MIRCs in Nashik, Goa and Delhi-NCR.
  • These centre address the migration at destination and source end.
  • The centres also facilitate migration at various destination areas during the migration period via livelihood, skill building and job linkages, legal support, financial awareness, education and health services to the tribal migrants.
  • At these centers emphasis is provided to strengthen urban and tribal development linkages, better implementation of available government programs at source villages of migrants district for sustainable development with the goal to reduce distress migration for livelihood.
  • Till now, Disha has supported 1,00,000+ migrant workers through MIRCs and have minimised their distress through skilling, job linkages, legal support, health services support and assistance in food security.
 
 

Project Donors and Partners

Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative (APPI), Health Department-Maharashtra Government, Johnson & Johnson, Tata Trusts, Tribal Development Department (Maharashtra), National Commission of Scheduled Tribes (NCST), Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MTA), Legal Service Authority
 
 
 

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