• Chief Minister's visit at Sanitary Park kanker-Chhatisgarh
    Chief Minister's visit at Sanitary Park kanker-Chhatisgarh (Technical support provided by Samarthan in preparation of the Sanitary Park)
  • Community lead total Sanitation book in Hindi released by ChiefMinister Chhatisgarh
    Community lead total Sanitation book in Hindi released by ChiefMinister Chhatisgarh (Book prepared by Samarthan and printed by district administration kanker)
  • Bundelkhan CSs meeting in Jahani
  • Identifying the rights of migrants and their families
  • Bundelkhan CSs meeting in Jahani MNREGA

Our Partners

Samarthan was established in 1995 as a support organisation in undivided Madhya Pradesh to address the challenges of poverty and underdevelopment through strengthening the grassroots civil society. The primary mission of Samarthan was to promote participatory development processes by challenging the conventional top down model of development. It was believed that small and medium size voluntary organization and well meaning individuals willing to work as voluntary organizations at the grassroots will transform the development paradigm from the poor and disadvantaged sections. Samarthan started working on building a strong base of the value based voluntary sector in undivided Madhya Pradesh. Today we are proud to have worked with many reputed funding agencies both at international and national level.

Our Funders



International agencies
  • International Budget Partnership, London
  • GHK consultants Ltd, London
  • United Naitons Millenium Campaign, Bangkok
  • Cordaid-Netherlands
  • Oxfam
  • International Centre for Local Democracy, Sweden
  • Clinton Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Water Aid India
  • Common Wealth Foundation
  • Education Development Centre – Boston
  • Uppsala University – Sweden
  • International Labor Office
  • UNDP
  • DFID
Indian Foundations
  • Avantha Foundation, Pune
  • Society for Participatory Research (PRIA) – Delhi
  • PAC Programmes
  • National Foundation of India – Delhi
  • Yuva Mumbai
  • Sir Dorabji Tata Trust – Mumbai
  • Jamshedji Tata Trust, Mumbai
Government Programmes and Departments
  • M.P State Planning Commission
  • Department of Panchayat and Rural Development (GoMP)
  • DPIP Madhya Pradesh
  • MP Rural Livelihood Project
  • SIRD – Jabalpur
  • Mahila Arthik Vikas Nigam – Bhopal
  • ICMR – New Delhi
  • Forest Department (GoMP)
  • Chhattisgarh District Poverty Reduction Programme – Raipur
  • State Resource center (STRC) with NACO
  • Chhattisgarh Irrigation Development Project
  • School of Governance, Govt. Of M.P


Today we have a large network of grassroots groups (NGOs/CBOs) to demonstrate examples of participatory governance as well as to amplify voices of the poor, dalits, tribals and women in policy-making platforms. Samarthan is part of:

  • Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA)
  • Child Rights Observatory Madhya Pradesh (CROMP)
  • Right to Food Campaign
  • We Can Campaign
  • People’s Health Movement
  • Jal Biradari
  • Madhya Pradesh Voluntary Action Network (MPVAN)
  • Dalit Adhikar Abhiyan
  • Jan Pahel
  • Madhya Pradesh Swa-shasan Abhiyan
  • Madhyanchal Forum
  • Bundelkhand Buniyadi Adhikar Manch
  • Garima Abhiyan
  • Dalit Aarthik Manch
  • Madhya Pradesh Jan Adhikar Manch (MPJAM)
  • Madhya Pradesh Bhu Adhikar Manch
  • Jan Shakti Sangathan
  • Madhya Pradesh Dalit Abhiyan Forum