Community Awareness Meetings in Rajpur Block, BarwaniAwareness Meeting for "Gram Sabha Chalo Abhiyaan" in Sehore DistrictBBC Radio programmeState Release of Civil Society Report on Sustainable Development Goals at Samarthan's Head Office, BhopalBBC radio programme at PannaStrengthening governance on tribal rightsSanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, ChattisgarhWomen's Training for Conducting Social Audits as "Village Social Animators" in Rajpur, Barwani

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

Community Awareness Meetings in Rajpur Block, Barwani

Mangal Diwas under School Swachhta Karyakram-Mission Sunhara Kal

Social Audit conducted by Women SHG, Raisen

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

BBC Radio programme

2 days workshop on Panchayat and Participatory Village Planning

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

Sanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, Chattisgarh

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

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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

Suspension and punitive action against Panchayat secretaries

Jan Sunvai was held in Nainpur block for the Social audits undertaken in 70 Panchayats of the block. Samarthan facilitated fact finding and  building of records & data  for the Jan Sunvai. The Jan Sunvai was attended by a large gathering including , media and government officials. 

Dug well construction in the drought provides needed cash and water in Pichor in Shivpuri district

Devri Panchayat like rest of the Bundelkhand was reeling under drought. The Panchayat president were making all out efforts to somehow provide the water. It was proposed by the community that a dug well can solve the problem, but it will be difficult to dig a well so fast and in this severe heat. Give the situation, it was proposed by the Panchayat that a well that could not be completed as delayed wages forced the Panchayat to stop the work, and this work can be restarted. The Panchayat assured that it  will follow up the payment.

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।

Hand-pump repaired after engaging with local media

Agnora is a village in Datia district. The severe drought in the region had dried up all the hand pumps in the village and there was a severe situation forcing a large scale migration. Two-three hand pumps were sole sources of water, however despite them, the the situation was grave. One of the hand-pump  had sufficient water but the pipeline had decayed and broken down. The hand-pump was not functional consequently despite the water in the bore the community did not access water due to problem in water pipe of the hand-pump.  

Panchayat secretary punished for swindling funds for poultry shed construction

Manpur Panchayat in Thandla Block of Jhabua district , seventeen beneficiaries was shown as beneficiaries for goat /poultry sheds under NREGS and had received funds totalling 3 lakh fifteen thousand. The social audits revealed that no such construction has taken place and none of the  beneficiaries have received any  money for the same. In fact  none of the beneficiary was even aware of the same. The Panchayat and the secretary together had unscrupulously  withdrawn money from their account and swindled the same in connivance with  the engineer.