Project Samanta

The European Union supported Project Samanta is a three years project being implemented in 9 blocks and 90 Gram Panchayats of Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh to facilitate 10,000 working women to receive equal wage for equal work with men and non-discrimination at workplace.

In the first two years, the project invested in organising solidarity of 10,000 working women into 324 working women collectives and capacity building of working women collectives and their peer on key issues of gender and human rights framework, leadership development and obligation mentioned under the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.

Key Achievements

  • Increased participation of women in workforce from 90 days to 130 days in a year
  • Increase in wage of working women to their counterpart - from a range of INR 50-60 to INR 125-160
  • Increase in household income of women labourers from INR 5,400 per annum to INR 19,500 per annum
  • 10,000 working women have increased participation in workplace on employment opportunity negotiation
  • 1,952 employers have been sensitised on promotion of gender based wage parity and non-discrimination in the work environment
  • 326 working women availed benefits of various labour schemes
  • 20,148 children of working women have been enrolled in age appropriate learning institutions
  • In association with Panchayati Raj Institutions, 9 Block Resource Centres have been established for dissemination of gender wage parity information with working women


  • Highlights: The first batch of 317 adolescent girls trained on self-defence and got certified by Parivartan Cell of Delhi Police.
  • Highlights: 70,000 community members indirectly engaged on the subject of girls' safety
  • Highlights: 8,327 adolescent girls and 1,397 boys have been engaged through various community activities of the project
  • Highlights: In Hyderabad, Plan currently works in 25 slum clusters supporting 25,960 persons, out of which, 5,796 are girls and 5,388 are boys.
  • Highlights: The total number of sponsored children in Bihar is 9,731, out of which 7,878 (81%) are girls.
  • Highlights: Plan in Odisha supports more than 15,333 girls and 17,122 boys with its projects and programmes.
  • Highlights: At present, Plan programmes touch the lives of 92,000 families in approximately 820 Panchayats across 8 districts in Rajasthan.
  • Highlights: Plan reaches more than 89,078 girls and 93,167 through its projects and programmes in Delhi.


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