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Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (Organisation for the Empowerment of Workers and Peasants) / मजदूर किसान शक्ति संगठन


MKSS (India)

ENG: The Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (Organisation for the Empowerment of Workers and Peasants) is an Indian social movement founded by Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey and Shankar Singh along with a number of peasants and workers in Devdungari village of Rajsamand district in Rajasthan state in 1990. In the 1990s, it spearheaded the right to information movement in Rajasthan state. As a part of the movement, it organized jansunwais (public hearings) in several villages, where they conducted social audits based on the information it gathered from the government. It also organized a dharna (sit-in demonstration) in Beawar town in April 2006 to press its demand. As a result of this movement, the Rajasthan State Right to Information Act was enacted in 2000. It is also known for election watch programme in the city of Pushkar.





January 4,2011

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