SHG meeting in Pipalner in SehoreCommunity Awareness Meetings in Rajpur Block, BarwaniAwareness Meeting for "Gram Sabha Chalo Abhiyaan" in Sehore DistrictState Release of Civil Society Report on Sustainable Development Goals at Samarthan's Head Office, BhopalWomen's Training for Conducting Social Audits as "Village Social Animators" in Rajpur, BarwaniSanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, Chattisgarh

SHG meeting in Pipalner in Sehore

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

Mangal Diwas under School Swachhta Karyakram-Mission Sunhara Kal

Community Awareness Meetings in Rajpur Block, Barwani

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

Social Audit conducted by Women SHG, Raisen

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

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

2 days workshop on Panchayat and Participatory Village Planning

Sanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, Chattisgarh

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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

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. 

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.

Rejected FTOs worth 55 lakhs resolved , restored and payment disbursed in Bagli

Bagli is block in Dewas district. The Social audit campaign was conducted in August 2016. It was reported at the level of Gram Sabha that payments for wages as well material was pending. It was taken up with the district administration. The Project Officer of the DISTRICT Archana was contacted and she confirmed that that  the financial transaction orders ( FTO)  worth Rs. 55 lakh were rejected and the district system operator accounts this rejection to some technical snag in the system/MIS.

75 incomplete work for which completion certificate was issued on the portals were restarted and consequently completed in Bagli

During Social audit in Gram PANCHAYAT Barjahi in August 2015 brought out the grievance by the Panchayat body that a completion certificate ( CC) is flashing on the MIS portal for a work that is only 10% complete while only 5% total expenditure has been incurred. The issuance of the completion certificate on MIS portal ,debars any further expenditure on the particular work. Consequently the the road suppose o be built under NREGS is dug open and there are serious commuting problems for more than an year. The Sarpanch stated that several other Panchayats also are facing the similar problem.

Panchayat’s authority restored after Social Audits in Berasia

Social Audits in the Barasia block of Bhopal district-Madhya Pradesh was conducted in Feb- 2016.  It was observed that there was rampant use of machines and mass corruption in the implementation of the NREGS in the block , which was also one of the block of the state capital. After the social audit campaign was over , a workshop was called at Bhopal by Samarthan where different related stakeholders like Panchayat presidents, secretaries , district and block executive , state MIS  officers and chief engineer of the NREGS department.