With a long and rich history of working with grassroots organisations and marginalised communities, TISS advocates for the most vulnerable groups in society and offers policy suggestions to the State
Faculty members, in collaboration with civil society organisations and a network of local groups, continue to respond to the crisis and have reached out to government institutions with suggestions and also with a willingness to help operationalise many of the recommendations.
The urban poor constitute a sizeable proportion of the urban population and the scale of measures needs to match its numbers and diversity. On 6th April, 2020, a need for guidelines was emphasized and a letter sent to the NDMA with suggestions. The NDMA found the recommendations useful and shared the TISS notes with state governments.
The lockdown created enormous hardships for the homeless in metro cities. A note offering suggestions on ensuring access to food, food grains, health care, and sanitation and other essential services was also submitted to the NDMA. This note was prepared by TANDA, a field action project of TISS that works with the homeless in Mumbai. The suggestions were noted and also widely shared by the NDMA with state governments.re
The series documents the response of diverse institutions in the domain of civil society as well the initiatives of the citizenry to address the problems emerging due to Covid-19.
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