Project Samanta

Plan India is working towards implementation of Project Samanta in Ambedkar Nagar in nine blocks and 90 Gram Panchayats to facilitate 10,000 working women to receive equal wage for equal work with men and non-discrimination at workplace. The three years project started to be implemented on the ground in August 2014. Plan India as a child rights based organisation recognises the gender wage inequality as a complex issue, which is caused due to various inter woven societal structure dominant in most employment units. Gender disparities in the form of setting wages, skills/training, selection of work, assessing value of work, treatment and workplace environment are significant determinants by and large and as a response to promote gender wage parity along with non-discrimination at workplace Plan India is implementing Project Samanta.

The project looks to achieve the following objectives:

  • To organise women labour for securing their rights to equal wages and non-discrimination at workplace.
  • To create community based vigilance system for monitoring and reporting gender wage gaps and discrimination in the work environments.
  • To sensitise employers to fulfil their obligations under the equal remunerations laws and promote gender equality.
  • To create a model for government-citizens partnership in the implementation of equal remunerations laws and upholding gender equality.

Key Achievements

  • Kick off workshop was organised successfully from 17th-19th Sept, 2014 with the objective to build capacity of staff on Project Samanta.
  • Identification of 10,000 working women is in process in Ambedkar Nagar in 90 Gram Panchayat areas.
  • Interaction with stakeholders is in process.
  • Networking with government departments is in process to get labour department support in getting employers and working women capacity build on labour laws.


  • 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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