Waste Management Training in Mugli Gram Panchayat, Sehore under WASH Project by SAMARTHAN TeamCommunity Awareness Meetings in Rajpur Block, BarwaniState Release of Civil Society Report on Sustainable Development Goals at Samarthan's Head Office, BhopalBBC Radio programmeAwareness Meeting for "Gram Sabha Chalo Abhiyaan" in Sehore DistrictBBC radio programme at PannaWomen's Training for Conducting Social Audits as "Village Social Animators" in Rajpur, BarwaniSanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, ChattisgarhStrengthening governance on tribal rights

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

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

Community Awareness Meetings in Rajpur Block, Barwani

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

BBC Radio programme

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

BBC radio programme at Panna

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

Sanitation Initiatives Taken in Government Schools in Kanker District, Chattisgarh

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

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

Promoting diversified livelihood opportunities through MGNREGA

 

Mungeli is a newly formed district from Bilaspur in 2012.  Before 2012, it was one of the largest tehsils of India and is 142 years old. It is located at 22.07oN and 81.68oE on the banks of the river Tesua, a tributary of Mahanadi. The total geographical area is 163942 Ha.

Mason agrees to work at lower rates to complete a community well in NREGS

Mawati Is a Panchayat in Thandla block of Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh. A community well was commissioned in the Panchayat under NREGS for providing drinking water to the community and the work started on the well. However the work was not completed and was left unfinished. The social audit in the Panchayat highlighted the issue in the Gram Sabha and Sarpanch was asked to explain. 

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।

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.

Return of the Bribe by the Panchayat secretary

Mugdara is Panchayat in Nainpur bock of Mandla district. Social audit in the Panchayat was conducted 8th June 2015. It was reported in the special Gram Sabha that secretary of Panchayat demanded bribe for initiating work for individually targeted scheme. While some paid a bribe of Rs. 500 some paid as much as Rs. 15000 for getting a water well under the scheme. The Social audit in the village revealed this unscrupulous practise of the Gram –Panchayat secretary.