Samarthan – Centre for Development Support is a leading non-profit organisation working in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. We promote participatory development and participatory governance through capacity building, direct field action, model building, research and advocacy.
We consistently promote civil society efforts and participatory development processes favouring the disadvantaged sections of society. Samarthan is currently linked to more than 200 NGOs and other strategic partners to demonstrate examples of participatory governance and thus amplify the voices of the poor, dalits, tribals and women in policy-making platforms. Through our interventions we attempt to serve as a bridge between the people and the governance institutions. Samarthan is actively engaged in national level networks and is linked to Wada Na Todo, Social Watch and VANI.
Panchayati Raj Mahasangh organized a Panchayat Swashashan Pad Yatra in 11 districts of Madhya Pradesh from 1st- 7th May 2013 in which 114 Grams Panchayats from 13 Block Panchayats participated. The 11 disticts includes Moraina, Gwalior, Bhind, Rewa, Panna, Jabalpur, Sagar, Sehore, Shivpur, Satna and Badwani. Discussion sessions were organized in all the districts in [...]
Madhya Pradesh is one of the six worst hit states in India affected with diarrhea. Approximately 200 million cases of diarrhea in children under 5 years are reported every year. Due to diarrhea, other pediatric diseases get augmented which also adds to the vicious cycle of malnutrition. To get out of this vicious cycle, it is [...]
(With special focus on Child Rights to Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) With an objective to promote meaningful participation of children on WASH, three days workshop on ‘Child Reporters’ was organized at Sehore. In all 15 children from 6 villages namely Aamjhir, Mograram, Alhadakhedi, Sarangakhedi, Mohali and Semradangi participated in the training workshop. It was [...]
73वें संविधान संशोधन में त्रि-स्तरीय पंचायती राज व्यवस्था को लागू करने को अनिवार्य बनाया गया। जिसके अन्तर्गत ग्राम स्वराज व स्वशासन जैसे विकेन्द्रित लोकतांत्रिक विकास को बढावा देकर समग्र गांव के विकास करने परिकल्पना की गई है। राज्यों को इस सहभागिता आधारित स्थानीय सरकार व स्वशासन को लागू करने की शक्ति दी गई है, ताकि [...]
Position: Program Coordinator for Urban Project Number of Positions: 1 Nature of Job: Full-time Location: Jabalpur, MP Responsibilities: Assist in short listing and verifying the ULBs and other Nagar Panchayats. Will function from the selected ULB daily. Full responsibility of executing the projects in the ULB allocated to him/her. Liaison with officials and elected functionaries [...]
Micronutrient deficiency is a serious public health problem and has been shown to increase the risk of morbidity and mortality, impair cognitive development and growth, and lower work productivity. Of all the micronutrient deficiencies, vitamin A deficiency has been recognized for many years as a significant public health problem. Where under five mortality is above [...]
Usually no importance has been accorded to the children’s opinion in our tradition society as they are considered small and ignorant but this does not apply to 13 years old Shabnam who is studying in Vth standard. Alhadakhedi is a small village located at a distance of about 7 kms from district headquarters Sehore. Under [...]
Introduction: Village Amrod is a dependent village of Raipur Nayakheda Panchayat, which is situated in Sehore block of Sehore district. It is 20 Kms away from District headquarters, Bhopal and 5 kms away from Indore highways. There reside a total of 105 families, with a population of 750 villagers, out of which 50% belong to [...]