Revision of Minimum Wages for Agricultural Labourers in year 1997. Wages were revised after four years. One crore fifty lakhs agricultural labourers benefited by this revision.
"Samarthan`s involvement in these campaigns and issues helped in fetching success.Issues & Campaigns in the past
A separate Legislation for Governance of Tribal Areas in the Wake of 73rd Amendment to Constitution.`Tribal Self Rule` was enacted in December 1997. Approximately 81 lakhs tribals from Maharashtra were covered under this legislation.
Effective Implementation of Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989. Guidelines for Implementation of the act were issued by State Governement.
Facilitated the process of framing Disaster Rehabilitation Policy in Maharashtra. The policy was framed after earthquake in Latur in year 1994.
Establishment of State Human Rights Commission. Commission was established in year 2001.
Right of Migrant Child Labourers and other vulnerable Children to Education. Mahatma Phule Education Guarantee Scheme was enacted and implemented
Inclusion of Jatropha Plantation scheme under EGS: Plantation of Bio-fuel plant Jatropha was taken up as a scheme under Employment Guarantee Scheme. Scheme has proved beneficial to barren land holders especially tribals.
Issues & Campaigns taken up by Samarthan recently: Government was not able to abolish Reserve Funds. Abhivyakti Samarthan`s involvement in Campaign for Police Reforms created an environment for reforms. Mother of Chinna Mattami, a tribal youth killed in police firing got justice. 3 years back Samarthan introduced an award to rural journalist from electronic media as well.