In Navi Mumbai, YUVA engages seasonal and semi-permanent migrants through the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) at Kharghar. The centre provides various services and training programmes to informal workers employed in different forms of labour. The centre organises health camps, provides counselling and legal aid, as also aids workers in opening bank accounts and procuring legal documentations (identity cards).
A common inconvenience faced by many informal workers is the non-payment of their due wages. YUVA recognises the right to a dignified livelihood and so we conscientiously work to try and recover these unpaid wages. In the year 2016, the recovery of unpaid wages crossed Rs. 11,63,390. We also work towards securing identity proofs, like Adhaar Card, Ration Card, Voter IDs and Pan Cards, for these workers.
Informal workers also face great difficulty in taking care of their children during their hours of work. Keeping this in mind, we have started in situ crèches and children’s resource centres in six different migrant communities in Navi Mumbai. Through these we are reaching out to nearly 150 children between the ages of 1 to 6 years.