Samarthan-Centre for Development Support

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.

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Our Journey

Samarthan completed 25 years of existence dedicated for promoting participatory development and governance. The journey has been quite rich so far with various moments of joys, achievements and disappointments.

Initially, Samarthan worked to build small and medium sized voluntary organisations to function as ‘vison and mission’ driven organisation. Effective management as non-profit organisations to maximise impact was one of the most critical capacity building focus as a support organisation. It helped build a large informal network of grassroots level voluntary organisations in undivided Madhya Pradesh.

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Our Vision

Every citizen contributes meaningfully in shaping democratic State and enjoys benefits based on the principles of equality and equity.

Our Mission

Promote and support participatory governance for equity and inclusion in development processes by capacity building, generating evidences and advocating the perspective of the most marginalized for enriched democracy.

Stories from the field | Community initiatives on coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)      Case Studies →

Manuals

The Social audit in the village revealed this unscrupulous practise of the Gram –Panchayat secretary.

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Research Reports

A common finding across Panchayats has been that there been deviations in the site of construction from what has been sanctioned

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Our Projects

Samarthan has been working in Chhattisgarh since inception of Samarthan. When Chhattisgarh became a separate state in 2000.

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Rural Youths

Capacity Building on primary care in COVID-19 management

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PHC / CHC

Medical equipment, PPE kits, mask and medicines

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Villages

Ensuring availability of drinking water and functionality of water sources

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Gram Panchayats

Development of grain banks to address extreme hunger and poverty

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Individuals

supported in accessing entitlements of social security schemes

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Migrant Workers

connected with government agencies for support

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Migrant Students

supported through Mohalla Pathshala (study centre)

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Volunteers

Including PRI representative and youths trained on preventing measures and management of COVID-19

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Households

Awareness drive on COVID-19 prevention and management

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Villages

To ensure food security for everyone (including PDS)

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Rural Youths

Training on various
government

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Families

Facilitating entitlements access and developing coping up mechanism from loss due to death

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Individuals

reached directly through awareness drives and mask and soap distribution

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Families

supported with essentials, food kits and cooked food

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Gram panchayats

supported in establishing quarantine centres, grain banks and NTFP centres

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Households

supported with quality seed and development of kitchen garden

Our Presence

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