Center for Environment, Water, Sanitation and Community Health ( CEWASH)

The grassroots experiments of Samarthan have become large scale and certain degree of specialization has emerged in the area of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene ( WASH). There are large scale programmes around community health and new initiative around Watershed programes. A new entity called Samarthan in Participatory Action (SIPA) has already been registered, which has got 12 A i.e. non profit status. It has applied for FCRA. The new identity needs to be strengthened and supported to emerge as a center of grassroots action, capacity building in the sector specific areas for development professionals and grassroots workers, demonstration of models and people centered advocacy. The following will be the key thematic areas of specialization:

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Community health
  • Sustainable environment with watershed and agriculture
  • Livelihoods promotion through skill development.


Project title



Toward Health and Dignity” Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Sehore District in Madhya Pradesh

Sept 2013 to March 2016

Water Aid India and MP TAST

Addressing WASH issues with focus on school sanitation in 10 villages of 8 Gram Panchayats in Sehore District


ITC Limited

Green and blue watershed project, kotri, Astha


ITC Limited

Creating livelihood Adaptations under Drought (CLAD)


Indo Global Social Service Society

Sustainable city-wide approach to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in  small towns in Madhya Pradesh (Raisen and Sehore)


April 2014- December 2016

Water Aid India

Adolescents and Youth empowered with knowledge and life skills for improve reproductive and sexual health in Sehore distict of Madhya Pradesh


Jan 2008- Dec 2012

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Claiming Rights of Children to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene” in Sehore district of M.P”

Water Aid India, Delhi

August 2009- July 2011

Strengthening Local-Self Governance through Participatory Water & Sanitation Management In District Sehore, Madhya Pradesh

Jan 2005- Dec 2012

Water Aid India, Delhi

Integrated Watershed Management Programme  In Sehore (IWMP-7)

Zilla Panchayat, Sehore