Achievements of the FSD Organisation

  1. 1. FSD is working with various district administrations for protecting labour rights and rescued more than 14,200 victims from labour trafficking by eliminating bonded labour system through implementing Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act 1976 and obtained rehabilitation cash for the amount   of Rs. 7,20,62,000 for the welfare of freed bonded labourers. 

  2. 2. Organised tribal women into self-help groups for promoting sustainable livelihoods through community-based employment activities and introduced alternative livelihoods for 7,500 tribal families in the states of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, and Puducherry. Over 33000 families are benefitted through direct livelihood supports, over 36000 tribal children are completed higher education, and worked with multiple stakeholders to establish social change in the society by applying pro-poor legislations for inclusive growth.

  3. 3. FSD is playing vital role in implementing the Forest Rights Act 2006 and promoting land rights for the tribal communities in South India. Our intervention with legal aid support, we were able to obtain 15,720 acres of land by getting title deeds for using the cultivation of forest land. This is value of Rs.7860,000,000 as immovable assets for the tribal communities during last the 10 years. 

  4. 4. Undertaken various research and survey work for the advancement of tribal communities including socio-economic conditions of tribal communities and other weaker sections of the society for inclusive growth and presented findings to the Government of India as well as to the States of Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and other States for bringing appropriate polices and budget allocation to reduce inequality in the society.

  5. 5. Created Helpline for Labourers who face issues related to payment of wages, freedom of employment, freedom of movement, wage disputes and labourers in need of social security measures with helpline number 8 926 726 726. Community-based crisis intervention strategies increased participation of the survivors in the local-self-government and formed released bonded labourers’ associations in the States of Tamil Nadu and Telangana with improved leadership capacities to meet their basic needs towards sustainable rehabilitation methods.
  6. 6. FSD collected information from 36,371 migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and assisted for their repatriation through networking and support services. FSD implemented COVID Relief Work as Hunger Campaign and reached to over 86,700 beneficiaries during 6-months in various locations.