1. Organised Workers (or) Formal Sector
  2. Un organised Workers (or) Informal Sector

Make a difference and join with Labour India to support various issues of labour across the country – inclusive to everyone

The Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) is a dedicated non-profit progressive organisation working for the vulnerable groups in fighting poverty, eliminating discriminations and combating modern slavery system by involving the multiple stakeholders with increased accountability.  FSD is legally registered with Government of India and practices efficient finances, staff welfare, gender equality, child welfare, procurement, women’s rights and equal employment system through its own set of unique values and principles. Projects are executed towards sustainable development with responsible commitment. FSD is undertaking the operation of Labour India for maximum of two-years and it will be handed over to the Leaders of Labourers for sustaining the efforts.

Human trafficking for labour exploitation are widespread issues in India. Forced labour and debt bondage are common practice across the primary, secondary and tertiary economic sectors in number of industries, which includes brick kilns, mining, farming, plantations, textiles, constructions, hotels and are subjected to modern slavery system through fraud recruitment for labour trafficking. The Migrant Workers are more vulnerable to all-types-of-exploitation and discrimination as many of them are poor, underprivileged, distress, ignorant and live in vulnerability. Migrants face many challenges including modern slavery, mistreatment, contract violations, abuse and exploitation, unsafe working conditions, which are often dirty, demeaning and dangerous. COVID-19 is creating chances for the Labour-Contractors to renew all forms of the modern slavery system. The most vulnerable groups, people living with poverty and the migrant workers are targeted for this type of exploitation in the current situation.

Migrant workers are the backbone of modern development. Migrants are employed across a variety occupations from agricultural irrigation to urban construction in all locations. These workers contribute to growth and development in both the destination districts and their villages of origin. Though, they face endless exploitation in all forms. There is a lack of policies and legislations in place. What we need is System Reforms. Participatory monitoring system with increased accountability is most necessary. Enforcement of legislations, execution of ethics, payment of proper wages, promotion of decent working conditions and ensuring safety, security and entitlements are the ways to end modern slavery system in the construction sectors. We must also adopt inclusive approach to reduce vulnerable situation of the workers with the responsibilities of the multiple stakeholders.

The Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) is a non-profit organization has legally registered under the Government of India and practicing finance policy, staff welfare policy, gender policy, child welfare policy, women’s rights policy and adopting equal employment system along-with unique values and ethics. FSD projects are executed effectively towards achieving sustainable development with responsible commitment and accountability. Some of the achievements are provided below for measuring the milestones.

  1. FSD is worked with various district administrations and rescued about 12,429 survivors from labour trafficking.
  2. Activities of FSD is protected over 12,41,500 workers from the bonded labour system through sensitisation programs.
  3. We have identified more than 5,82,000 distress workers in 16 types of industries / facilities through survey work.
  4. FSD facilitated to obtain about Rs.5,78,48,990 (INR) as cash-based rehabilitation for the survivors’ economic welfare.
  5. Legal intervention of FSD is promoted for prosecution work which assisted around 723 cases through judicial process.
  6. Enforcement of labour welfare legislations is activated functional Vigilance Committees in the 57 districts.
  7. FSD is preventing forced labour and pushed migration by obtaining 15,460 acres of land from the forest rights act.
  8. Community-based rehabilitation is prevented exploitation and introduced alternative livelihoods for 6900 families.
  9. Information collected from 36,371 migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and assisted for their repatriation.
  10. FSD implemented COVID Relief Work and reached to over 75,196 beneficiaries during 4-months in various locations.

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