Training for life skillsBBC radio programme at PannaCommunity Awareness Meetings in Rajpur Block, BarwaniWomen's Training for Conducting Social Audits as "Village Social Animators" in Rajpur, BarwaniAwareness Meeting for "Gram Sabha Chalo Abhiyaan" in Sehore DistrictSanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, ChattisgarhGram Balipur, M.P. Badlav Didis help to receive widow pension & six old age pension benefitsState Release of Civil Society Report on Sustainable Development Goals at Samarthan's Head Office, BhopalStrengthening governance on tribal rightsWaste Management Training in Mugli Gram Panchayat, Sehore under WASH Project by SAMARTHAN Team

Training for life skills

BBC radio programme at Panna

Community Awareness Meetings in Rajpur Block, Barwani

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

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

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

Sanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, Chattisgarh

 

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

 

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

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.

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

Social Audit conducted by Women SHG, Raisen

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

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. 

Construction of road in Dalit hamlets of Nayapura Panchayat in Berasia

A common finding across Panchayats has been that there been deviations in the site of construction from what has been sanctioned in the approved in the ‘provisioned technical sanctions’. Though formal technical approvals have been obtained for poor/Dalit/ Adivasi hamlets, the construction has taken place in upper class and caste mohallas , usually near the houses of influential families.

Pending instalments for rural housing scheme ‘Indira Aawas Yojna’ released

Community across Panchayats and  districts stated that several ‘Indira Aawas scheme’ beneficiaries received only first instalment for the house construction. As most of beneficiaries  had erased their old houses to construct new houses under the scheme, it was critical for beneficiaries that the new construction takes place fast. However a large number of beneficiaries received only 1st instalments, they borrowed money from informal money lenders at high rate of interest to complete the house while repeatedly asking the Panchayat to expedite the release of the subsequent instalment.

Incomplete structures made functional on decisions of Social Audit Gram Sabha

Bojpura Kalan Panchayat in Mandla district had commissioned sever dug dug wells under NREGS. The works were completed and completion certificate were issued. However these dug wells did not have water. The issue was raised during the social audit. It was found that the estimates were for each well was worth 3.25 lakh. The engineers that are supposed to certify the fitness of the structures did not ever to the site and have given the completion certificate without seeing the structures.