CFSD has been in the forefront advocating the land rights for the slum dwellers in Nagpur city. CFSD has been active in framing policies and helping the urban local bodies implement the land rights program in the city. Slum dwellers of Nagpur are now being regularized. Slum dwellers falling under the SC, ST, OBC and economically weaker section can now avail “Pattas”(Land rights) free of cost.
CFSD has closely works with the urban poor to fetch them justice and make them self-reliable in the external market forces. Claiming, securing Human rights has been the Umbrella for CFSD’s intervention in the issues of Urbanization. CFSD jointly collaborates with various civil society organizations to address issues of the urban poor specially women. CFSD helps the urban poor in availing different govt schemes on housing and infrastructure development.
CFSD is working with the Nagpur Municipal Corporation as awareness raising partners for the implementation of the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan. Achieving the construction targets of Individual Household Toilets, identifying and mitigating the Open defecation spots, creating awareness on segregation of waste, holding workshops on simple household composting techniques, enumerating informal sectors engaged in waste collection and integrating them into the solid waste management systems of the city.
CFSD works with women, youth and children. In the urban areas savings and credit program is being run through formation of Women Self Help Groups. To make them economically self reliant we also encourage them to start income generation activities by giving them livelihood training. We also link them with other government schemes which are available for the urban poor in co-ordination with the Social welfare department and Women and Child Development department. CFSD has been working on the SBM-DAY –NULM convergence scheme where Women SHG’s have been encouraged to participate in the waste collection sector by helping in setting up the recycling stores in collaboration with NMC and Swacch Association.
Life skill education is provided to adolescent girls living in the slums. Pre-marriage counselling, educating about changes after puberty, gynecological problems etc are being provided on a regular basis.