We have learnt that it is important to access government machinery and services for the community. E-Sewa Kendra has been made which are responsible for the ID cards, government schemes and enrolment into many other schemes. Our linkages with bank of Maharashtra is also done on the basis of training the members and access to loans from the bank. These loans are entrepreneurship loans that focus on business development. We have also linked up with M-RSETI skill development Institute in order to train members and the youth towards better jobs and entrepreneurship. Link ups with the government on provision of care and support for the aged is also initiated. Link up within the dots machinery on to control of tuberculosis has been there for a long time. Hospital linkages have also been sustained over a long period of time.
Proper training Federation staff for interaction with the government is extremely crucial towards the success of any initiative. More than 75 leaders and staff have been trained for proper correspondence with the government especially related to the schemes. Many of the government
schemes have been accessed by us for the benefit of the members in the community. Schemes like
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), Widows Pension, Janani–Shishu Suraksha Karyakramand other government schemes have been accessed.
Leaders have been trained to directly correspond, access schemes, talk on behalf of of the entire
community and resolve issues. This has proved very helpful in better ownership of the community
and towards access of government services and schemes. This also broad bases development with
and inclusive approach thereby benefiting everyone in the community – both of members and non - members.