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Sampark Madhya Pradesh
Advocacy of Lok Jagriti Manch
The Lok Jagriti Manch mobilised the people for various rights based actions to secure their entitlements from the Government as follows:
- The people of Rasodi and Morjhia villages contested the decision of the District Level Forest Rights Committee of rejecting 132 claims for individual forest rights. They conducted a Gram Sabha and reaffirmed the claims of these people and passed a resolution and forwarded to the district administration for action. These people are still de facto in possession of the land.
- The people of 214 villages passed resolutions in the Gram Sabhas for the creation of Village Health and Nutrition Committees of the Panchayat and forwarded these to the Sub-divisional Magistrate resulted into committees have formally constituted in 71 villages to monitor the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission.
- A strong movement is underway to free the area of the menace of tobacco, drug and alcohol addiction. 1700 people are part of this campaign which involves taking out anti-addiction rallies and petitioning the administration to take action against illegal suppliers of tobacco, drugs and alcohol. 150 people have freed of addiction of various harmful substances.