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People's Action for Development in the News

Read about the impact of our work through news reporting in India and around the world

Malala Fund’s Education Champion Network welcomes a sixth cohort

Malala Fund is excited to welcome 23 new advocates and their organisations to the Education Champion Network.

Assam: NGO PAD conducts farmers’ exposure trip

People’s Action for Development (PAD), a renowned NGO in upper Assam, organized a 2-day farmers’ exposure trip.

Assam: NGO PAD distributes search & rescue materials, first aid kits to 10 flood-prone villages in Lakhimpur

People’s Action for Development (PAD), a premier NGO of Assam, distributed search & rescue materials and first aid kits to 10 flood-prone villages in Lakhimpur district.

Assam: NGOs distribute country boats to flood-affected villages in Lakhimpur, Majuli

In order to give respite to the people of the worst flood-affected villages in Assam’s Lakhimpur and Majuli districts, several NGOs have distributed boats to a number of villages in the two districts.

Indian tea workers' conditions remain very poor

Low wages and poor living and working conditions for the 155,000 people who live on the vast estates owned by Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL) are leading to high levels of malnutrition and ill health.

Adivasi children start crusade against illiteracy

Children's groups formed by People's Action for Development combat illiteracy among tea garden labourers.

Assam: Career counselling session held for school students in Lakhimpur

Guwahati: Social Serve Foundation (SSF) in collaboration with People’s Action for Development (PAD) and the Doolahat unit of All Adivasi Student Association of Assam, (AASAA) organized a career guidance programme for school students on Saturday in Lakhimpur.

41 Indian women recognised as ‘water champions’ by UN body

With help from People’s Action for Development, an NGO and a partner of Oxfam India, Aruna Das learnt about water conservation and management. She brought women in her village together and raised her voice on the issue and ensured the successful completion of the construction of the river embankment.

Assam: NGO provides 27 oxygen concentrators to Lakhimpur

People’s Action for Development (PAD) in collaboration with Action Aid India and support from Give India on Tuesday provided 27 oxygen concentrators to Lakhimpur districts administration.

Indian workers dying on World Bank-backed tea plantations, say campaigners

At least six workers have died in the last two years on Indian tea plantations that are partly financed by the World Bank, charities said on Friday in an official complaint.

'Assam tea company denying benefits to workers'

A tea plantation company has been found to be reneging on its commitment to provide housing and other services to workers on its tea estates, according to a report by the compliance advisor ombudsman (CAO) for the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Inquiry into Tata Tea Over Labor Issues

Nearly a year after human-rights groups complained about working and living conditions on tea plantations run by Amalgamated Plantations Private Ltd., the World Bank has ordered an inquiry.

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