Aajeevika Bureau combines direct service delivery, advocacy, research and technical support in advancement of its work to provide lasting solutions to the economic and socio-legal problems of migrant workers. It operates through a network of field-based Workers Support and Resource Centres. www.aajeevika.org/
Action Research and Training for Health (ARTH) is a private, non-profit, research and training organization established in 1997 to help underprivileged communities to access and manage health care according to their needs and capacity. It focuses on improving health care for women, adolescents and children with emphasis on rural, tribal populations and unorganized labor. http://arth.in/
Founded in 1967, BAIF is committed to provide sustainable livelihood to the rural poor through climate-resilient agriculture, management of natural resources, livestock development, watershed development and agri-horti-forestry as major income generation activities. BAIF has evolved innovative models of micro-enterprises to ensure inclusive development and has developed the Village Cluster Development Approach to reach the poorest of the poor. http://www.baif.org.in/
FES works with over 8,800 village institutions across eight states to assist village communities in protecting common lands. It concentrates on ecological restoration with initiatives to restore and manage natural resources; strengthening community institutions, enhancing their capacity to self-govern and promoting inclusionary processes; and securing rural livelihoods that are dependent on natural resources.http://fes.org.in/
Gandhi Manav Kalyan Society plays a pivotal role in the development of the tribal areas of Rajasthan especially in Udaipur region. Its activities now extend across 10 districts – Pali, Jodhpur, Tonk, Sawai, Madhopur, Jalore, Karoli, Dungarpur, Sirohi and Chittorgarh.http://www.gmks.org
Hanuman Van Vikas Samiti (HVVS) was founded in 1986 and strives to improve the economic, social and physical conditions of the rural poor by protecting the environment, providing capacity-building workshops, promoting community-based natural resource management, promoting education among non-school going children and providing health awareness programs.
Founded in 1985, Jagran Jan Vikas Samiti (JJVS) was originally established as a local NGO within Udaipur in response to the poor socio-economic status of rural and tribal communities in southern Rajasthan. JJVS now works throughout India dealing with issues of poverty, unemployment, poor health and illiteracy.http://www.jagranjan.org/
Since its inception in 2001, Jatan has worked to improve the social and demographic indicators of marginalized groups within the state with special emphasis on youth, women and adolescents. It has worked on programs related to health, education, violence against women, strengthening women in governance, migrant labor and livelihood issues. Today Jatan's efforts are both endorsed and supported by the government authorities at all levels.http://www.jatansansthan.org
Manjari Foundation is committed to help women from marginalized communities overcome social injustice, poverty and exclusion. Its programs encompass areas including women’s institution building, livelihood development, education, rural healthcare and youth development. It has impacted a population of over 300,000 in over 560 villages. http://www.manjarifoundation.in/
Mahan Seva Sansthan (MSS) has been working in the tribal districts of Southern Rajasthan for over 25 years. With a particular emphasis on community participation, MSS’s projects focus on education, child rights, health, child protection, women’s empowerment, self-governance, natural resources and livelihoods. MSS covers 270 villages and 47 Panchayats, reaching out to a total of 20,000 families. http://mahanseva.org/
Prayatna Samiti sees its role as a facilitator for community action, to support the efforts of com munities to come together to take the responsibility of development. It works to promote self-empowerment and leadership abilities among marginal farmers and rural labourers by developing institutional structures, management capacity and leadership abilities. It works to enhance awareness of the socio-economic, political and environmental issues that affect people, so that they may address them collectively.
Seva Mandir is one of India's leading development non-profit organizations. It currently works with 360,000 people across 700 villages of southern Rajasthan, where over 90% of the population relies on subsistence agriculture and most people live on less than Rs. 20 ($0.35) a day. Through its programs related to governance, health, education, sustainable use of natural resources, women's empowerment, youth development, child care and social enterprise, Seva Mandir's objective is not just to deliver aid but to use every development project as a way to build stronger communities.http://www.sevamandir.org
Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD), a national NGO, has been playing a catalytic role in reversing the process of degradation of land and other related natural resources in partnership with grassroots NGOs and community institutions across 17 States in 11 agro-climatic zones. Established in 1982, SPWD’s priority themes are forest management and governance; sustainable agriculture; watershed development, tank rejuvenation and water governance; and land use management. http://spwd.org/
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) is dedicated to transforming lives through participatory watershed development and eco-systems restoration, adaptive sustainable agriculture, integrated and efficient water management, and climate change adaptation, with a special emphasis on vulnerable communities, farmers, and women. WOTR has been active in Rajasthan since 2008 and has worked on 45 projects in 5 districts across the areas of soil and water conservation, livestock development, capacity building, alternate energy, rural livelihoods and gender inclusion and women’s empowerment.