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

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

Missing toilets finally constructed after Social audit

Toilets were constructed in several Panchayats across the state by integrating Panchayat funds with the funds of Swacha Bharat MISSION . However missing or ghost toilets are not new. The SOCIAL Audit Campaign in Narainpur block in Mandla found that Panchayat had withdrawn the funds for toilet construction but neither constructed the toilet nor informed the beneficiaries. The Panchayat had simply eaten up the money fraudulently. 

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. 

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. 

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।

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.