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

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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

20 long years to get the dreams full filled

20 long years to get the dreams full filled

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.

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. 

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. 

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.