Our PoWER

Social protection portfolios in countries like Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia and China have evolved from a fragmented portfolio of ~500 schemes, like in India right now, to a consolidated portfolio of ~10 schemes. To enable this convergence in India in this decade, we are organising a Portfolio of Welfare Entitlements and Rights (PoWER) worth at least Rs. 12,000 ($160) per annum for every targeted vulnerable family.

Right to Education

Right to Education

Section 12(1)(c) of the Right to Education Act mandates 25% reservation in unaided classrooms.

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Right to Food

Right to Food

Section 4(b) of the National Food Security Act guarantees maternity benefits to pregnant and lactating mothers.

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Right to Livelihood

Right to Livelihood

The National Rural Employment, Building/Construction Workers and Street Vendors Act offer livelihood protection.

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Our Model

Enabling civic capacity building through training on policy implementation toolkits

Enabling technology and data capacity building of state actors to deliver on the policy agenda

Enabling diagnosis of policy implementation challenges through M&E surveys

Our Impact

2.4

Lac students admitted over the last 7 years with 81% retention rate

1.8

Lac students in next two years.

79K

pregnant and lactating mothers in next two years.

Our Work

Gita Devi
Parent, Delhi

“ I knew nothing about 12(1)(c) before volunteers from Indus Action helped support me through the entire process. ”

Uma Sudhir
Editor, NDTV

“ Indus Action is trying to bring many stakeholders together and talk about the primary issues of today like primary education, food, health. ”

Sister M. Cyril Mooney
Leading Educationist

“ Indus Action’s work, once accepted by the Government will revolutionise the whole approach to getting disadvantaged children into school and breaking down those barriers which have so far kept India as a “layered” society and prevented the RTE Act from bearing its full fruit in building a nation where all are truly equal.”

Manish Sisodia
Education Minister, Delhi

“ I am glad Indus Action seeks to educate everyone including the government on all aspects regarding the provision. It is participation and engagement of civil society that can significantly contribute to the progress of the city and of this nation.”

Ankur Sarin
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

“ A few have taken on the challenge of working on the ground, towards achieving an equitable education system. Indus Action represents one of those efforts and deserves our gratitude for it. As one of the first organisations to begin engagement with the mandate’s implementation, the efforts of Indus Action continue to be an inspiration to others”

Sister M. Cyril Mooney
Leading Educationist

“ Indus Action’s work, once accepted by the Government will revolutionise the whole approach to getting disadvantaged children into school and breaking down those barriers which have so far kept India as a “layered” society and prevented the RTE Act from bearing its full fruit in building a nation where all are truly equal.”

Manish Sisodia
Education Minister, Delhi

“ I am glad Indus Action seeks to educate everyone including the government on all aspects regarding the provision. It is participation and engagement of civil society that can significantly contribute to the progress of the city and of this nation.”

Our Network

We incubate our network of young leaders and support them in handling the various challenges that come with implementing this policy in their communities and states.

  • RTE Operations

    19

  • Active PMUs

    5

  • No. of MOUs

    11

  • Team Strength

    41

News & Insights

Our Blog

  • Right to Education Act: Section 12(1)(c)

    5th January 2021 | Read more
  • Can we translate microeconomic outcomes into ‘mission mode’ in India?

    7th November 2020 | Tarun Cherukuri Read more
  • ‘आज मेरी और मेरी टीम की छत्तीसगढ़ मे एक अलग पहचान बन गयी है’

    23rd October 2020 | मधु वर्मा Read more
  • ‘हमें यहाँ इस इलाके में काम करते हुए 10 साल के आसपास हो गया है। समुदाय में हमें बहुत सम्मान के दृष्टि से देखा जाता है। घर पर भी हमारी एक पहचान है। हमारी मेहनत की वजह से डिपार्टमेंट में भी हमको सराहा जाता है दीदी’

    29th September 2020 | गायत्री डे Read more
  • ‘Shift to POWER hypothesis indicates the organic growth of the organisation and emphasis on family as the basic unit is indeed a step in the right direction’

    17th September 2020 | Indus Action Read more
  • Of Discourses and Dilemmas: Some Notes on Six-months at Indus Action

    8th September 2020 | Lakshit Jain Read more
  • ‘Leadership is not a monolithic macho identity of a super human being; it is in fact a journey of excellence, enterprise, sacrifice, frugal innovation that many of us undertake in our lives or see around us’

    27th August 2020 | Indus Action Read more
  • ‘Before 2050, move every poor family in India irreversibly out of their traps by organising POWER (portfolio of welfare entitlements/rights) worth at least ₹12,000+ per annum’

    18th August 2020 | Tarun Cherukuri Read more
  • Reimagining the idea of ‘play’ in child’s development

    5th August 2020 | Jayna Jagani Read more
  • महामारी के बीच, छत्तीसगढ़ के प्रवासियो के लिए इंडस एक्शन की मुहिम

    30th July 2020 | पंकज साहू Read more
  • We need to rethink maternity benefits

    27th July 2020 | Mayurdhar Devolla Read more
  • How to get 1000 Twitter followers with (almost) no money

    22nd July 2020 | Anjan Vij Read more
  • Seeking Sustainable Systems, Navigating Fragile Lifelines

    3rd July 2020 | Tarun Cherukuri Read more
  • Of Privilege, Passion, and Perseverance: Redefining the ‘Action’ in Indus Action

    30th June 2020 | Hitesh Kukreja Read more
  • Deepak’s Project ‘Readiness’ to his ‘Uber-quitous’ presence: Celebrating a year of excellence

    26th June 2020 | Deepak V Read more
  • Development amid Disasters: How Decentralisation works in Kerala

    22nd June 2020 | Meenu Joseph Read more
  • Grooving along the Edges at ‘Home’: Neha talks Culture at Indus Action

    17th June 2020 | Neha Jagani Read more
  • Of Quality, Capacity and Job Security: 25% EWS Reservation Holds Answers for Schooling Post-Lockdown

    13th June 2020 | Mayurdhar Devolla Read more
  • Pandemic, Policies and Peanuts

    6th June 2020 | Tarun Cherukuri Read more
  • From Partnerships to Panchkula: Mukul’s discovery of ‘soul’ in Govt offices amid their ‘ebb and flow’

    5th June 2020 | Mukul S Gulati Read more
  • Looking back at a journey of Travel, Technology and Team-work

    30th May 2020 | Akshay Vikas Read more
  • कोरोना महामारी के बीच दिल्ली से उम्मीद की एक कहानी: मीनू दीदी के छोटे छोटे प्रयासों पर एक झलक

    25th May 2020 | अन्विता उपाध्याय Read more
  • Leveraging Form.io to decentralize Rapid Response Campaign: a story of imaginations and iterations

    19th May 2020 | Banchan Sangma Read more
  • How are ‘THEY’ faring amidst the Lockdown?

    16th May 2020 | Pranav Bonde Read more
  • Of Policies and Pragmatism: A year as a Policy Action Fellow at Indus Action

    13th May 2020 | Kumar Satyam Read more
  • Rapid Response Campaign: Insights and Achievements

    8th May 2020 | Indus Action Read more
  • Direct Benefit Transfer: Does it solve for Welfare Delivery?

    3rd May 2020 | Mayurdhar Devolla Read more
  • The Ones Who are Stranded: A story of despair and hope, of the migrant labor from Baloda Bazar, Chhattisgarh

    30th April 2020 | Madhuri Dhariwal Read more
  • Consider the current crisis as a great opportunity to spring clean

    25th April 2020 | Anjan Vij Read more
  • History of the Campaign Management System

    12th November 2019 | Akshay Vikas Read more
  • Building an Open Source Campaign Management System

    21st October 2019 | Akshay Vikas Read more
  • How Anganwadis can become collaborative spaces? Experiences from SRP in Kerala

    31st August 2019 | Meenu Joseph Read more

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Our Publications

The Bright Spots Report 2020 – Summary

February 22, 2021

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The Bright Spots Report 2020

February 22, 2021

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Returning to Chhattisgarh through the Pandemic

October 06, 2020

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Chhattisgarh Migrants Survey

August 26, 2020

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PMMVY Pilot Study Delhi

August 12, 2020

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Status of Welfare Delivery during Lockdown in India

July 20, 2020

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Parent Engagement Assessment, SRP 2019

July 09, 2020

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The Bright Spots Report 2019

October 30, 2019

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School Readiness Pilot Assessment Report

February 09, 2019

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School Readiness Program Playbook

January 23, 2019

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The Bright Spots Report 2018

December 05, 2018

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Entrepreneur Playbook

October 31, 2017

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Project Eklavya Template Cards

May 20, 2016

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Status of Section 12(1)(c) Implementation in Delhi

December 30, 2015

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Social Inclusion Research Report

September 08, 2014

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Social Inclusion Practices Handbook

August 11, 2014

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Campaign 1.0 report

April 20, 2014

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Our Funders

Support 1 family
₹ 1,000
Support 5 families
₹ 5,000
Support 10 families
₹ 10,000

Amount

  • 5000
  • 2500
  • 1000
  • 50

An Indian Citizen

100% of the proceeds will go the vulnerable families

We are organizing POWER( Portfolio of Welfare Entitlements/ Rights ) worth atleast Rs 12000 per annum (Rs 1000 per month).