Women mason engaged in construction work under SIDBI programmeBBC radio programme at PannaWomen's Training for Conducting Social Audits as "Village Social Animators" in Rajpur, BarwaniSanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, ChattisgarhStrengthening governance on tribal rightsAwareness Meeting for "Gram Sabha Chalo Abhiyaan" in Sehore DistrictBBC Radio programmeWaste Management Training in Mugli Gram Panchayat, Sehore under WASH Project by SAMARTHAN TeamCommunity Awareness Meetings in Rajpur Block, BarwaniState Release of Civil Society Report on Sustainable Development Goals at Samarthan's Head Office, Bhopal

Social Audit conducted by Women SHG, Raisen

Women mason engaged in construction work under SIDBI programme

BBC radio programme at Panna

Women's Training for Conducting Social Audits as "Village Social Animators" in Rajpur, Barwani

Sanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, Chattisgarh

Samarthan has been working actively to strengthen local governance int tribal areas of Chhattisgarh.

Awareness Meeting for "Gram Sabha Chalo Abhiyaan" in Sehore District

BBC Radio programme

Consultation on 25 years of PRIs held on 24 April at Samarthan

Waste Management Training in Mugli Gram Panchayat, Sehore under WASH Project by SAMARTHAN Team

Community Awareness Meetings in Rajpur Block, Barwani

State Release of Civil Society Report on Sustainable Development Goals at Samarthan's Head Office, Bhopal

About Us

Samarthan-Centre for Development Support  is a leading non-profit organisation working in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh since 1995. We believe that good governance is foundation for sustained and equitable development and effective participation by all stakeholders, especially the marginalised, socially excluded and disadvantaged groups, is necessary for promoting good governance.

Stories of Change

Mamta gets Rs. 25000 in Family benefit scheme from the support of oracle volunteer

Mamta ,from a Dalit household could just make her ends meet, however, the fine equilibrium of her already challenging life was thrown out of gear. Her husband died in an accident in October 2016. It was then she came across the ‘ Oracle information volunteer’ wh o informed her on the ‘Family benefit Scheme’ , targeted towards poor households that loose their major bread winner. The volunteer also helped her to write the application and submitted it to block office. The application was also followed online till the time she received Rs. 25000/- .

Midday meals, a sucess story

                    Mid-day meal story in Gram Panchayat Mor-Petlawad
 
Mor Gram Panchayat block is situated about 20kms away from Petlawad in Jhabua district. Most of the residents of the panchayat belong to the Scheduled caste dependent on agriculture and unorganized labor for their living. The total population of the panchayat is 2400 comprising of 1300 males and 1100 females.

Promoting diversified livelihood opportunities through MGNREGA

 

Mungeli is a newly formed district from Bilaspur in 2012.  Before 2012, it was one of the largest tehsils of India and is 142 years old. It is located at 22.07oN and 81.68oE on the banks of the river Tesua, a tributary of Mahanadi. The total geographical area is 163942 Ha.

Integrated waste water management in School स्कूल में एकिकृत तरल अपशिष्ट प्रबंधन

गंदे/बेकार पानी का प्रबंधन के लिये स्कूल में एक ऐसी एकिकृत तरल अपशिष्ट प्रबंधन व्यवस्था विकासित किया गया तथा एसएमएसी, समुदाय एवं पंचायत प्रतिनिधियों के बीच सहमति हुई जिसके लिये निम्नानुसार गतिविधियों को किया गया। 

  • बर्तन सफाई के लिये प्लेट फार्म निर्माण एवं प्रवाहित जल की सुविधा
  • हैण्डवासिंग युनिट का निर्माण एवं प्रवाहित जल की सुविधा
  • बर्तन सफाई एवं हैण्डवासिंग युनिट में जल निकास नाली निर्माण जिसको चेम्बर में एकत्र करना तथा तथा सोख्ता गड्ढ़ों से कनेक्ट करना। 
  • टयूबवेल रिचार्ज के लिये तकनिकी युक्त सोख्ता गड्ढ़े का निर्माण।

Levelling of a playground was undertaken under NREGS in Gram Panchayat Jamunia Khurd in Chindwara district of Madhya Pradesh.

A play ground was levelled under the scheme in the Panchayat . However levelling was done very poorly. The Social audit in Chindwara revealed that  first the material for levelling was not laid and road rollers worked only for half a day. The payment however, was much more material and roller –days. The Gram Sabha objected to the bills. The resolution was passed that the secretary who has fraudulently siphoned off the money should redo the levelling work or formal complaint will be lodged against him. The secretary agreed to do the work.