People’s Empowerment for Accessing Rights to Livelihood (PEARL), is being implemented by IGSSS and Warsi Sewa Sadan in Kanpur Nagar district. The programme addresses livelihood through three rights
- Right to Food
- Right to Work
- Right to Natural Resource Management
It is aimed at addressing the key entitlements of people, viz., forest and revenue land, credit, food security and access to social security schemes. Building capacity of the vulnerable and the marginalized to raise voices for their rights, access to credit to invest on livelihood and community mobilization has been the key strategies to deal with food insecurity issues. The focuses are on, ensuring that the community is entitled to government resources and schemes, like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guaranty Act, (MGNREGA), Public Distribution System (PDS), Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), mid day meal (MDM) etc, which are all driven towards poverty alleviation and livelihood enhancement.