The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme is an initiative of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), aimed at reducing the gap in wellbeing status between the socially excluded groups in India and the rest of the population.
PACS works with the civil society organizations to help groups claim their rights and entitlements by promoting inclusive policies, programmes and institutions at local, district and state level.
UNICEF promotes the rights and well being of every child. Together with its partners, it works in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
In its work, UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. It focuses on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, with disabilities, who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation.
UNICEF was created to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. They advocate for measures to give children the best start in life. Therefore, they promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum. UNICEF acts so, that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases and are well nourished and that no child should suffer or die from a illness that would have been preventable. Furthermore, they also work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among the young people. That is why, UNICEF helps children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to live their lives with dignity.
3. Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
The Ministry of Textiles is responsible for policy formulation, planning, development, export promotion and trade regulation of the textiles industry. This includes all natural and man-made cellulose fibres that go into the making of textiles, clothing, and handicrafts. The Ministry is headed by a Secretary, who is assisted in the discharge of duties by four Joint Secretaries, the Development Commissioners for Handlooms and Handicrafts, the Economic Advisor, the Textiles Commissioner and the Jute Commissioner.
The Ministry has the vision to build a state of art production capacities and achieve a pre-eminent global standing in the manufacture and export of all types of textiles, including technical textiles, jute, silk, cotton and wool. Further, also to develop a vibrant handlooms and handicrafts sector for sustainable economic development and promoting and preserving the age old cultural heritage in these sectors.