Waste Management Training in Mugli Gram Panchayat, Sehore under WASH Project by SAMARTHAN TeamState Release of Civil Society Report on Sustainable Development Goals at Samarthan's Head Office, BhopalSanitory Kit distribution to 1500 Adolescent Girls of 40 urban slums in Raipur CityStrengthening governance on tribal rightsGram Balipur, M.P. Badlav Didis help to receive widow pension & six old age pension benefitsWomen's Training for Conducting Social Audits as "Village Social Animators" in Rajpur, BarwaniTraining for life skillsAwareness Meeting for "Gram Sabha Chalo Abhiyaan" in Sehore DistrictSanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, ChattisgarhBBC radio programme at Panna

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

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

Sanitory Kit distribution to 1500 Adolescent Girls of 40 urban slums in Raipur City

Social Audit conducted by Women SHG, Raisen

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

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

 

Gram Balipur, M.P. Badlav Didis help to receive widow pension & six old age pension benefits

 

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

Shramdan by Badlav Didis for sock pit construction in middle school of Block Dindori

Training for life skills

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

Sanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, Chattisgarh

BBC radio programme at Panna

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

Online application though information kiosks facilitates ‘widow pension for Kamla and Sharda’

kamla and sharda bai’s from Jasmat village in Sehore district of lost their respective husbands, two brothers in an local tragedy. Extremely Poor , and now widowed, the two women of the same family gave an apllication to local Panchayat secretary for start of ‘widow pension’. Wait of several months and repeted enquiries with the Panchayat secretary were in vain, till they came across Oracle’s information volunteer. He checked the online status and told them that Panchayat secertary has been fooling them and ‘Panchayat ‘ has not made any application for them.

Streamlining the functioning of PDS ( Public Distribution Shops)

The social audit in Kundai Panchayat in Chindwara revealed that that PDS coupons have been issued to Panchayats so long the new cards are made. The beneficiaries can access coupons from the Panchayat  to get ration from the PDS shops at the subsidised rates. The coupons are supposed to be given free of cost to the targeted beneficiaries by the Panchayat. However, Panchayat secretary was asking for bribe for providing the coupons. He was also giving it to other non-mandated beneficiaries. 

Water provided in Datia villages reeling under drought

Hamirpur is a small village in Dgrai Panchayat of Datia district. The delimitation process before the Urban Local Body election shifted the village to Datia town and the reversal took place again when the delimitation was undertaken for rural bodies. Consequently none of the local body felt ownership and responsibility for the village. 

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.

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/- .