Poorest Area Civil Society Program(PACS)
Poorest Area Civil Society Program (PACS), 2011-Ongoing: VICALP with the support of DFID/Christian Aid has initiated poorest area civil society program in September 2011. VICALP, through a 4 member NGO network process, is implementing this program covering 23000 rural poor household in 396 villages in 3 blocks in Kandhmal and 4 blocks in Jharsuguda district of Orissa. The basic thrust of the project is to achieve the MDG in its operational villages through ensuring livelihood rights (land, forest, MGNREGS and IGP including ensuring entitlement) and ensuring basic service provision to the target beneficiaries. The PACS project also is helping VICALP to undertake focussed campaign and action on ensuring enrolment in Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) in 1200 plus villages in 3 districts, implementing community forest rights in 394 villages including entitlements for other traditional forest dwellers and budget tracking under SCSP and TSP through special package programs.