Navadoy Seva Niketan


Postal Address:197 Andul Road, P.O. D.Sk. Lane, Howrah – 711109 (W.B.)

Legal Status :(i) Registered under West Bengal Society registration
Act. XXXVI of 1961

(ii) Registered fewer than 80G and 12A of Income Tax exemption Act. of 1961

(ii) Registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation
Act. Of 1976, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.

Organization Activity : The organization traveled almost a decade to work with the people of Rural & Slum area and some remote areas in Remotest corner. The organization works with women and children in the rural and urban slums of Howrah.

(i) Education : – pre-primary education for children. for children. Child labour education, Adult education Free coaching for poor students.

(ii) Training :- Tailoring, Embroidery, Zari for poor women.

(iii) Health : Medical checkup, Health Awarness Camp.

(iv) Awareness : NEAC, AID’s Agriculture .

(v) Women Empowerment, SHG for poor Women etc.

(V) Youth : Games & Sports & Training Programme
Submit details : –

Name of the Blocks : Sankrial Block : ( Area –Bakultala, Podra, Chapatala
Basudevpur, Rajgange)
South Howrah Block ( Area – Danesh Sk. Lane, P.M.Basti,
Lichubagan basti & Khalpar)

Name of the GPS :Sankrial & Shibpur

Beneficiaries : Poor & Needy Women , child & Old person


Vision :
To have healthy and self reliant society where equal opportunities are made available to the disadvantaged with special reference to women.

Mission :
To create a self reliant society of disadvantaged & marginalized groups who can avail equal opportunities in which woman play proactive role.

Goal :
Sustainable development of the society through women empowerment.

1. Name of Organization : SANKALP-JYOTI
2. Registered Office : Ashoka Nagar, Road
No.-1 Last, Kankarbagh,
Patna -800020.
3. E-mail :
4. Telephone/Mob. No. : 09334525610 / 09304832180.
5. Contact Person : Mr. Santosh Kumar
(Secretary), Ashoka Nagar, Road No.-1, Kankarbagh, Patna-800020
6. Status Of Organization : State Level in Bihar.
7. Registration no. Date &
Place of registration : Reg. No.- 1289/2003-04
Society Registration Act
XXI,1860, Bihar.
8. Nature of Organization : Not Profitable
Voluntary Organization.
9. Under IT Act
12 “A” : 1740-43.
& 80 “G” : 1744-47.

10. FCRA Ministry of Home
Affairs Govt. of India : 031170412
11. PAN No. : AAAAJ3140M.
12. Bank Details :
(i) Namme of Bankers : Indian Bank
(ii) Address of Bankers : Kankarbagh, Patna-800020.
(iii) Account No. :
Non-F.C.R.A : 537809512.
F.C.R..A. : 751410886.
(iv) Nature of Account : Joint Signature(Secretary
& Treasurer)

13. Project Location : Naubatpur Block of
Patna distt.and Kako,Jehanabad sadar & Ratnifaridpur Block of Jehanabad Distt.


Full Gospel Ministry Trust,Netaji nagar
TUNGA BHADRA DAM-583225 Hospet Taluk.
Karnataka.India.Ph:91 8394 259144.

It is the one of the recognised NGOs by Govt. of India and registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the local govt.also helped to develop our social activities among illiterate people to eradicate the poverty and working with children and aids victims etc for more than 10 years in north karnataka.

Education for Awarness and Rural Transmittable in Humanitniarian

Dear sir, I am P.Rathakrishnan chief Executive of Earth is a registered trust ,under Tamil nadu Trust act of 1882 Reged No: 190/1997 Earth has extended its service to poor in poorest and backward people at Nlakottai block in Dindigul district and Vadipatty, Madurai west sedapatty ,alanganallur block in Mmadirai district .These are known as drought prone and backward area. Mmaduri district 625 SHG at 127 villages with 60480 members in our target area. Earth is concentrating more on SC&St people.
Earth is doing a multi dimensioning activities in its taget area for Integrated Rural Development.
Address. M.A.Complex Ist Floor, Opp Town Panchayat , T.Vadipatty PO, Taluk, Maduri District Pincode: 625218
Bank Details SB A/C No: 7505 The branch Manager, Indian overuses Bank, Pattiveeranpatty PO, Nilakottai Tk, Dindigul District.Earth has Registered with Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India The FCRA NO:075940566
Board of Members : Five Members out of four are female
Aims and objects:
Integrated Rural Development is the prime objective.
Perception of rural poor dalit and backward classes people
To provide appropriate services for the society on socio, economic ,cultural and health development
To empowerment of women in economic aspect in rural area
To Awareness on natural cultivation practices for small and marginal farmers
To prevention of female infanticide and production of child welfare
to education on environmental and ecological protection
Tailoring ,Ready made corments policymaking and small Industrialist through shg
To Promoting adolescent girls and running open schools for drop out children and child laborers in out target area.
To individual health for women child health care and family health,etc.
This includes wage laborers ,unpaid daily workers female headed house,migrant labourers,and triable and other disposed groups with special focus the SC/ST house holds and families below the poverty line.

Samaj Kalyan Foundation

Name of the Organization :

Samaj Kalyan Foundation (SKF)

Coordination Office :

Plot No. 1028, Nayapalli, (Opp. Hotel Presidency)
Bhubaneswar – 12, Orissa, India
Ph./Fax +91 674 2560888
Mob. 919437279730/ 9338206154
E_mail :

Chief Functionary :

Kasinath Jena, Chief Executive
Ph./Fax +91674 2560888 (O),
Mob. +91 9439960888 /9668128008
E_mail :

Registration Details : Registered under Indian Trusts Act. 1882 at Bhubaneswar, the state capital city of eastern Indian state of Odisha on 05/07/2002 bearing registration No. 6317/1471/IV

Registered Under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. 1976, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India bearing Registration No. 104830241 Dated 27/04/2009 to receive foreign contributions/donations.

PAN(Income Tax) : AAHTS9639L

Bank Details :
General Account :

Account No : 380802011000517
Account Type : SB
IFSC : UBIN0559512
MICR : 751026010
Bank : Union Bank of India,
Branch : Info City Branch

Address :

Chandaka Industrial Estate,
Bhubaneswar – 751024

Foreign Contribution Account :

Account No. : 018801100010860

Account Type : SB

MICR CODE : 751011003
Bank : Andhra Bank
Branch : Baramunda
Address : M-14, Baramunda,
Bhubaneswar – 751003

Trust Board :

Sl. No. Name Position Occupation Designation

Kasinath Jena Settler Development Professional Chief Executive

Sujit Ku. Dash Trustee Social Worker Trustee

Kamalakanta Paikray Trustee Social Worker Trustee

Advisory Board :

The advisory Board is constituted to guide the team from time to time in taking forward the mission of SKF and execution of action programmes. At present the advisory Board Consists of seven members. 1. Dr. Rabindra Mohanty, Reader in Sociology, 2. Dr. B.N. Swain, Agriculture & Plant Protection Expert, 3. Dr. Rumjhum Ray Choudhury, 4. Er. Basant Kumar Das, Cluster Development Expert, 5. Dr. Siba Prasad Panda, Environmentalist, 6. Prafulla Ratha, DRR Expert, 7. Aparna Mohanty, Clinical Psychologist, and 8. Anusuya Jena, Social Scientist.

History and Formation of the Organization :

Samaj Kalyan Foundation is founded by a group of likeminded social entrepreneurs in the year 2002 with the dream to consolidate voluntary effort towards the greater cause of humanity. Since it was registered it was providing professional development services to NGOs, Government Departments, corporate Houses, etc. working in the state of Odisha, West Bengal, Chatishgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh and undertaking research/studies on various issues of socio-economic development of these states and also undertaking different need based activities.

Organizational Strength :

SKF believes in core competency of the executive work force in bringing success for mitigation of any issues. Over a period SKF has developed core competencies in the field of research & development, providing technical development support services to NGOs, Corporate Houses, Government Departments in India and implementation of project related to livelihood promotion through promoting small enterprises (Agriculture, artisan sectors, vocational & trade based activities, etc.), Agriculture and livestock management and advocating for people’s rights.

The manpower associated with the organization is the real strength for SKF; they are well experienced in the field of research & development. The trustees, board of advisers and the personnel are representing different sectors of development such as, Social science, Environment, Agriculture, Health, Education & vocational training, Gender, Micro finance & enterprise development, cluster development, Engineering, media services etc.

Alone the Chief Executive of the organization has got more than one decade of experience, working with different national and international development agencies and projects funded by Government of India, Government of Orissa, DFID, World Bank, UNICEF, Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC), CARE, Oxfam, UNDP, NORAD, IWMI (International Water Management Institute – Colombo), Dan Church Aid (DCA), New Delhi and many others. Also he was research consultant (Disaster Management Related projects) to Oxfam GB, Bhubaneswar. He is a trained cluster development Executive associated with different cluster development programmes executed by Government of India. During the year 2007-08 he has been selected for Young Researchers fellowship programme awarded by Provention Consortium, IFRC-Geneva and Regional center ADPC- Bangkok.

Vision & Mission Statement of SKF

Vision : Development through Research and innovation

Mission : An institution, where aspirations of every individual is achieved through innovative models of research & action programmes.

Geographical Coverage : India

Working areas/Coverage : –

Research and study
– Documentation and issue based Documentary
– Pre funding appraisal, Evaluation study, impact assessment study, Enterprise diagnostic study, Project Monitoring Consultancy, etc.
– Preparation of training manuals, Annual reports, brochures, IEC materials and issue based documents
– Organizing workshops, advocacy campaigns, training programmes, symposia, event management, etc.
– Providing development support services to NGOs, Corporate Houses and Government Departments in different fields of development.
– Implementation of development projects in the field of disaster risk reduction, sustainable livelihoods, tribal development, women & Child Development, Environment & Ecology, Health, Education, Disability, micro enterprise development, cluster development, etc.

: – Institutionalize experience and expertise
– Create models of development
– Value Addition

National Mother and Child Welfare Organisation (NAMCO)


Name of the NGO: National Mother and Child welfare Organisation

Acronym: NAMCO

Head office Address: 31, KTR Estate,
Thiruvarur. 610001. Tamil Nadu, India.
Ph: 04366-316258/ 04366- 251297
Fax 0091 4366 226182
Chief Functionary:Mr.C.JEEVANANDHAM
Secretary. Cell: +91 98424 49409.

?Registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 27 of 1975. Regd. No. 15/92. Date: 03.02.1992 at District registrar office, Nagappattinam.
?Registered under FCRA. Registration Number 076030255/2000.
Date: 04.02.2000 with Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
?Registered in Indian Income Tax department under section 80G. C.No.7162E(123)/1999-2000 /CIT-II/TRY Date;03.08.2009..
?Registered in Indian Income Tax department under section 12AA, C.No.6162E(123)/1999-2000. Date;01.02.2001.
?PAN Number:AAATN5604K
VISION: A community of prosperity, integrity, justice and Equality

1. Organizing and empowering women economically, socially and politically.
2. Promotion of Health in women and children
3. Promotion of literacy level
4. Physical development of villages.
Actions and activations towards organization and uniform collective decision making with improved capacities and values of deprived and depressed communities, increased access to information, resources and opportunities and optimum utility of natural and human resources resulting in harmonious and sustainable development of the target community, are the strategies adopted
SERVICE AREA: Nagappattinam, Thiruvarur and Thanjavur Districts.

TARGET GROUP: Widows &women in distress, differently able persons, other disadvantaged
and socially excluded people, Agricultural labors, marginal farmers and fisher folk by
prioritizing women & children.

Present main Activities:
•Self Help Groups forming and nurturing under Mahalir Thittam
•Livelihood Skill Development Trainings
•Environmental education with Ministry of Environment &Forests, Govt. of India.
•Micro credit and micro entrepreneurs’ development activities.
•Running a Home for the Aged at Nagappattinam district.
•Running a crèche for children at Thiruvarur district
•District Resource Centre (DRC) for health under TNVHA for Thiruvarur district
•Skill promotion trainings to women under NABARD schemes
•Organic forming program in Thiruthuraipundi block.
•Thalir Thiran Thittam for developing the life skill capacity of school children
•Formers’ club forming in two districts under NABARD scheme.
•Mobile health program to women, aged and excluded
•A special program for the Children with Disability

Established 900 Women Self Help Groups in Nagapattinam & Thiruvarur districts with 14,000 women and mobilized resources about Rs.10 crores. Repayment rate is 98%.
18 Women elders emerged in local governance.
The 100% participation of community in Grama sabha meeting.
Developed 387 Rural Health volunteers with TNVHA & Govt. of Tamilnadu.
Care & support to 225 elders since 1999.
900 children promoted for higher education from agricultural labor community and fisher folk and decreased number of dropouts through educational supports.
Training 1,600 women in various skills and supporting them to establish Self employment units through micro credit facilities
Best NGO Award from Nehru Yuva Kendra. (Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt. of India.)
Best NGO Award from Sethu Samuthiram Ship Corporation ltd., for livelihood skill trainings.( Govt. of India)
Established and nurturing 20 SHGs especially for the differently able.
Forming and supporting for 20 Rural Farmers’ clubs with NABARD.
•Recognized by Tamilnadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd, Chennai.
•District Facilitation Centre in Care & Support to PLHA under TNVHA.
•District Resource Centre for health of TNVHA.
•Member in Nehru Yuva Kendra Advisory committee.
•Member in District Advisory committee, Horticulture, Nagappattinam.
•Member in District Committee for maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizens.
•Member in District Committee for Rashtriya Gowrak Gram shabha award.
•Nodal agency for CAP Foundation ( Micro enterprises development Program)
•Member in District Level Scan Committee
•Member in JSS, Thiruvarur ( under Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India)

J&K Habbakhatoon Foundation

Organisation Profile of


Office Address:- 103-Hotel Mazda Boulevard Nehru Park Srinagar
Kashmir (J&K)India 190001

Introduction:- The J&K Habbakhatoon Foundation is a voluntary organisation , registered with Government of Jammu & Kashmir under J&K State Societies Registration Act IV of 1998(1941 AD) vide registration NO: 3784 – S of 2001 and with Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. Of 1976 and is exempted from Department Income Tax, Govt. of India under Section 80G.
Vision:- J&K Habbakhatoon Foundation is a vision to achieve sustainability of the community through its continuous process a participatory process. Keeping people in the forefront , those who suffering from misery, poverty, un-employment , illiteracy, disasters and manmade exploitations.
Goal:- J&K Habbakhatoon Foundation is expanding the horizon with a goal to the development alongwith creating environment to strengthen their potentiality to act as the change in the society.
1.Enterpreneurship Promotion and Development Programme:
This programme aims at creating self employment avenues by promoting entrepreneurship among youth and women i.e. helping them to setup their micro enterprises because micro enterprise development is a definite way to socio economic development.
2. Crèches for Children of Rural & Working Women:
The objective of this programme is that with increasing employment opportunities for women and the growing need to supplement house hold income, more and more women need support in terms of quality, substitute care for their young children while they are at work place. Crèches and Day-care services are not only required by working mothers but also women belonging to poor families, who require support and relief for child care as they struggle to escape with burden of activities , within and outside home.

3. Skill Development & Vocational Training Programme:
This programme is initiated demonstration the viability of creating employment avenues through Science & Technology methods and techniques . Under this programme the organisation designed skill development and up gradation training programmes scientifically organised mainly for rural and semi urban unemployed youth and women in identified areas immediate potential for self employment in farm and non-farm sectors.
4. Reproductive Child Health (RCH) Programme:
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India appointed J&K Habbakhatoon Foundation as Mother NGO for district Ganderbal under Mother NGO Scheme GOI. Under this programme the organisation organises free medical camps, free medicine and supplement nitration to poor women and children in the target areas.
5. Agriculture base livelihood development Programme:
This programme has been established with the aim that un-employment is a major problem in Jammu & Kashmir State. Agriculture sector has the major potential for providing the employment opportunities to the huge rural population. The foundation is conducting capacity building programmes, awareness generation programmes, seminars & workshops, training programmes and field level demonstrations for transfer of technology etc.
6. Family Counselling Centre for women (FCC)
The Foundation establishes family Counselling Centre (FCC) for the women of district Ganderbal in 2007-08. This programme is sponsored by Central Social welfare Board.
7. Community base Social Welfare Services.
Under this programme the Foundation organises charitable activities and undertake multifarious programmes for welfare, betterment and development of common masses in general and for women, children and youth in particular whether in rural or urban settings of the state.

Wahida Shah

S No Index Index
1. Name of The Organisation J&K HABBAKHATOON FOUNDATION.(NGO)
2. Permanent Address 134-shah-e-hamdan Lane-II Ummerabad Zainakoot Srinagar.190012(J&K).
3. Office Address 103-Hotel Mazda Boulevard Nehru Park Srinagar (J&K)

4. Village Nehru Park.

5. Post Office Nehru Park.

6. Taluka Srinagar.

7. Distt. Srinagar.

8. State. (Jammu & Kashmir).190001.

9. E-Mail

10. Web.

11. Ph. 09419051245, 09469377233,

12. Registration Details of the Organisation
a. Registration No. 3784-S of 2001 under Societies Regd (Act VI of 1941 A.D) Jammu & Kashmir Govt.
Dated:- 06-12-2001

b. Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.(FCRA) No. 152750024 under Ministry of Home Affairs Govt of India.

Dated:- 09-05-2007

c. 80-G / 12 AA Exemption under Section 80-G of income Tex Act,1961 in respect of Donations made-J&K Habbakhatoon Foundation.

Dated:- 19-05-2010

d. PAN Card No. AAAAJ4953A

13. Account Details Of State/National Grant of the Organisation
A Name & Add. of Bank State Bank of India Branch Office Barzulla Baghat Srinagar.J&K

b. Bank A/c No 30478361867

c. Account Type Saving Account

d. Micr Code 190002014

e. IFC Code. SBIN1111527

14 FCRA Account Details

a. Name & Add. of Bank Union Bank of India Branch office Lal Chowk Srinagar.J&K

b. Bank Account No. 357401010019074

c. IFC Code UBIN8535745

15. Chief Functionary of The Organisation Ms Wahida Shah


Ours is a charitable organization named Daana Charitable Trust started in the year 2006 rendering services to the down trodden and needy people in the community without caste, creed and religion. It is situated in a rural & costal area of Andhra Pradesh, India a place called Khajipalem ( Rural & costal Village- Gntur Dist) It is a registered Trust, Registered under Foreign Contribution( Regulation Act.1976) Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

Since 2006 we are started one orphan school.. We have conducted Youth welfare Training Programs. We have conducted Medical camps(Integrated Sustainable Control Measures for Curbing Widespread Communicable Malaria Disease & Death In Malaria)at various places among the poor and illiterate patients. We have done little relief works on at the time natural calamities occurred i.e., Cyclone, floods and Tsunami. We have a wide range of plans to do the service to the community in our area. We have conducted one Mentally & Physically Handicapped Children’s Home we have conducted Training Course on” Effect of Climate Change on Water Productivity: Coping Strategies and Management”.
Administrative Office:

SAMUDRALA BAPUJI, Founder/ Chairman/Trustee
MIG-1, Plot No: 508, 3 rd Phase, KPHB Colony,
Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500072
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA


Organization Profile
Name: Yanadi Education Society

Address: D. No. 7-16-174, Srinagar 8th line, GUNTUR -522 002, Andhra Pradesh, India

Contacts: mobile: 0091-9848135402

Tele Fax: 0091-863-2358545


Contact Person: T R JAYACHANDAR, B.A., B.Ed., PGDHR. HAM VU3GVC, Secretary

Legal Status: YANADI EDUCATION SOCIETY is a small grass root level voluntary social service organization, registered in the year 1953, under the society registration act xxi of 1860. Registration No.30/53, and FCRA Regd.No.010190291 Dated 24th APR 2003 Registered with the Ministry of Home affairs, Government of India, under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act in the year 1985.

Vision: Poor among the indigenous tribes mobilising themselves against the denial and deprivation of basic rights such as the right to life and livelihoods along with the right to access basic needs like food, shelter and clothing which includes certain statutory safeguards and facilities.

Mission: Helping the neglected indigenous people to gain access to productive resources, services, and human rights, through increased strength and self-reliance along with expanding economic and political spaces through awareness, organization and mobilization.

Experience: ‘YES’ is serving the poorest of the poor among the tribes over the last sixty years through spreading awareness regarding health and education, protection of human rights in the event of atrocities on the tribes, through capacity building and rights education, involved in child education through hostels and schools, helped the tribes to improve economic conditions through promotion of income generation programs, environmental education and tree plantation through participation of local people.


Education of the poor and vulnerable children: A hostel was established in the year in 1947 for 9 poor children and expanded to 200 children (girls & Boys) by the year 1972. Children were reading up to graduation and many of them settled comfortably in life. The hostels were closed in the April 1972, due to the change in the Government policies. A Co-education school was started in the year 1963 for the poor children with a strength 150 children, the school is being run till date with strength of 220 children. So far the school educated about 2500 children with out any fees and of them serving in the Government and private sector and some of them pursuing graduation and Post graduation.
Awareness for the indigenous tribes: Series of awareness programs on sanitation and health, child education, environment and human rights organized through out the district from the year 1989. The programs were organized in 53 mandals of the district; mass rallies were organized with about 10000 tribes in all the urban areas of the district against the atrocities on the tribes. Each month two programs are being organized over the last 20 years.
Promotion of livelihoods: 300 Self Help Groups (SHGs) were organized in Tenali revenue division and 50 SHGs in the Narasarao peta Revenue division along with 60 SHGs in the Guntur Revenue division for the tribe women. Money saved through the SHGs along with bank linkages people could get access to investment for income generation programs. About 4000 families benefitted through this program.
Environment protection: Regular Environmental awareness programs were being organized in the Guntur district, tree plantation were taken up in about 20 mandals. About 50000 saplings were planted in the villages. The trees were shady and indigenous species which were being used by the local people.
Infrastructure: ‘YES’ owns 672 sq yards land, a school building and two office rooms. Office furniture, computer with peripherals with internet connectivity, HF & VHF wireless radios for using in the event of emergencies.
Personnel: Organization is having a rich volunteer base in the district, along with a ten member team for implementing activities of the organization. These personnel qualified and implement the development programs being taken up by the organization.
Future programs: ‘YES’ is aspiring to take up various development programs for the upliftment of the indigenous tribes, along with promotion of awareness through rights based approach for accessing natural resources along with conservation of ecology and environment which is crucial for the survival of the tribes.



• Name of the Organisation :Alternative for Rural Movement(ARM)

Pin Code :756026, Telephone:++916781253424
E-mail : ,
Website :

• Year of Establishment : 1989

• Date of Registration : 16th December, 1989
• Chief Functionary : Mr. Rajendra Kumar Rana
Coordinating Member
• Legal Status
Sl.No. Registered Under
Registration No. Date of Registration
1 Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 BLS-2723-681 16.12.1989
2 F.C.R.A. (Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India) 104820036 17.06.1992
3 Income Tax Act, 1961(12A)
Judl/37/12A/96-97/17041 04.10.1996

? PAN No: AAATA4360P
? TAN NO: BBNA00835C

• Area of Operation :Balasore district ,Balasore,Orissa,INDIA

ARM is a Non Government Development Organisation working for the empowerment & mainstreaming of deprived village people of North Orissa with emphasis on backward rural Women, Children and Dalit communities. Striving to establish an alternative and prosperous rural social order; this mercurial organization has projected itself as the harbinger of grassroots liberty and empowerment of Coastal North Orissa for last two decades.

Driven by a desire to lead full lives, live as members of a group doing things for themselves, their fellow beings and for the community as well, a handful of academicians, visionaries and professionals of North Balasore at Baliapal dewombed ARM unto the limelight in the 8th of March, 1989. Construed to extend a helping hand to the suffering mass against recurrent vagaries of nature (flood & cyclone ) in the coastal district; the arms of ARM have been engaged since then in the empowerment and mainstreaming of socio-economically marginalized and vulnerable rural sections by viewing development as a process of increasing the personal and institutional capacities of members to mobilize and manage resources to produce sustainable and justly distributed improvement in their quality of life consistent with their own aspirations. Alternative for Rural Movement (ARM) has been registered as a voluntary development organization under the Society Registration Act XXI of 1860, Income Tax Act 12 A & Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976 and organized till date over 300 Women Self Help Groups (WSGs) across 100 remote rural villages in 16 Gram Panchayats serving a population of 1, 18,748 (21376 families) of Balasore district in the state of Orissa (India).


The “Trickle Down” Model (TDM) of socio-economic development advocated & pursued by the state administration after national independence sine (1947) found very little evidence of anything tricking down to the common masses. The failure of the model has caused concern which set ARM’s like –minded group of activists to think about a viable alternative strategy as a matter of urgent necessity. The situation became different from the past with the rising consciousness among an increasing number of people that the existence of mass poverty and reigning socio-economic handicap should and could be changed. Hence the christening of “Alternative for Rural Movement” (ARM). It was observed that there was a need for new and innovative approaches for a more equal and just development according to the real needs and wishes of the poor population on the basis of local needs and demands not only for the successful implementation of the proposed development projects but also for their lasting effects.

It was thus felt that modernization concepts with large scale development programmes where a ‘trickle down’ effect was hoped for, but rarely achieved through ‘top-down’ planning strategies should be superceded by more poverty oriented ,participatory development concepts through small scale programmes and ‘bottom up’ planning procedures. ARM has since then been trying to project & implement a people centred development vision that looks to justice, sustainability and inclusiveness as the principles of authentic development.

ARM views development as a people’s movement, rather than as foreign funded/ Government projects and enables people to develop themselves with the minimum available resources and maximum incorporation of prevailing administrative opportunities within the existing infrastructure .Thus the three basic ingredients of popular participation as identified by ARM team of development harbingers towards a sustainable social order include “mass involvement in decision making”, “mass contribution to development” and “mass sharing of benefits of development” in consonance with various UN resolutions.

Hence, the concept of ‘mass participation in decision making and implementation’ is viewed at ARM as a system of interlocking relationships between villagers & the village level institutions that mobilize this participation and strengthen the level of institution further up to the national mainstream . Our bottom up participatory long term approach, thus, seeks to release the social energy of the people towards attaining the self – defined goals of development and ratifies the principle of planning with the people through micro planning efforts with micro planning achievements incorporating the relevant principles of poverty alternation to contribute & complement this innovative paradigm.
Establishment of an equitable social order through motivation facilitation and self activity among backward rural communities with emphasis on women and children in the sphere of health, education, human rights, economy and rural leadership.

To find out an alternative strategy of rural social intervention and facilitate the NGO movement in the state of Orissa.


• To facilitate empowerment, solidarity and leadership capacities of backward rural women and the under privileged social sections.
• To sensitize, act and promote basic education, rural health, eco environment and quality of living in the problem villages.
• To restore and strengthen the advocacy of human and child rights activities of vulnerable social categories concentrating on women and girls rights for preventing social discrimination and oppression.
• To garner economic empowerment and rural self employment of socially handicapped sections through credit and savings, eco friendly sustainable agriculture, micro enterprises and establishment of a value chain based marketing network.
• To conduct information networking, need based research, documentation and create a data base on all aspects of a prospective rural socio economy.


ARM has shifted from its strategies of development and welfare approach to rights based approach for empowerment of rural poor, especially women and children. It aims at organizing and bringing the backward rural communities, especially women and children into the mainstream of social development by sensitizing them about their rights. Participatory decision making, community involvement in developmental planning and Self Help for natural resource utilization and socio economic progress have been the major focus .
• People centered development vision
• Social justice, sustainability and inclusiveness as the principles of authentic development.
• Views development as a people’s movement.
• Enable people to develop themselves
• Ascendance in nurturing ,enabling and conserving dimensions of female consciousness
• Mass sharing of benefits of development
• Mass contribution to development
• Sensitivity & responsiveness to the aspirations of common people
• Creating and sustaining an atmosphere of growth and social change
• Honesty and integrity in thought & action
• Result oriented approach.
Target Groups

• Poor & backward Rural Women
? SC/ST/OBC Women
? Poorest of the poor women
? Trafficked women
? Women farmers
• Children (5-16 years)
? Girls, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe children
? Children with special needs
? Drop out and non-starter children
Children at risk
? Vulnerable Rural population below poverty line

Major activities of ARM
• Empowerment & mainstreaming of backward rural youth, women, divorcees, destitute and dalits through promotion of SHGs, women rights, gender equity and legal assistance.
• Awareness and action on mother and child health, reproductive child health ,nutritional care, immunization, family planning, HIV/AIDS control, Public health management through traditional system of herbal medicine cum Primary Health Care.
• Socio economic development of poor and vulnerable rural youth, women folk through credit and savings, vocational self employment and micro enterprise promotion.
• Joyful primary education of poor and dropout rural children with emphasis on sports, culture, arts/craft and science activities
• Mainstreaming, empowerment and economic self employment of risked rural girls against illiteracy, child labour, gender abuse, girl trafficking and HIV/AIDS threats
• Concerted community effort for Environment and sanitation improvement through social forestry plantation, bio promotion of local flora and fauna, organic farming, waste utilization and recycling, household toilet installation, drinking water provision and natural resource utilization.
• Focused development of specific backward sections like indigenous people, coastal fishermen communities as well as Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribes (ST) for their livelihood progress and prosperity
• Introduction and popularization of organic farming, bio composting, bio control and herbal garden among the backward village communities along with self employment training on post harvest technology, value addition, agro processing & agri business management
• Promotion of Consumer rights and Protection of Consumer interest against social exploitation through awareness, education and legal action
• Developmental partnership ,expertise and resource exchange ,Networking & consultancy for empowerment, strengthening and mainstreaming of grass root level under equipped people’s forums & community Based Organization
• Maintaining an organizational resource centre, developmental information data base and imparting information technology training for the development stakeholders of the district
• Community based disaster management drive through disaster preparedness ,disaster risk mitigation ,relief and rehabilitation, infrastructure promotion with emphasis on disaster taskforce groups organization and Village Development Committee (VDC) strengthening and empowerment
• Food security and employment of disaster affected/ vulnerable rural communities through village approach roads ,construction of irrigation channels ,embankments and water harvesting structures ,shelter support ,high rise platforms under Food for Community Development (FFCD) & Cash for Work (CFW) programmes.
Major Accomplishments of ARM

• 315 no. of Women Self Help Groups have been formed with total 4340 no. of rural backward women availing leadership skills, legal awareness and assistance and socio economic benefit through their collective efforts.
• Monthly savings to the tune of 98.6 lacs have been generated and credit of 542 lacs been mobilized by 292 Women Self Help Group members through rural savings and credit Endeavour.
• 1318 no. of women have become self reliant through 475 rural women micro enterprise groups with our assistance under women self employment initiatives.
• Active participation of women in Gram Sabha and Palli Sabha with active participation in decision making process placing demands of their problems and issues in concern with their village ensuring equal wages.
• 67 No. of Village Health Committees have been organized in 68 remote rural villages under Safe Motherhood and Child Survival Programme.
• Maternal Mortality Rate has been reduced from112/1000 to 72/1000
• Infant Mortality Rate has been reduced from 657/100000 to 397/100000
• Total no. of children immunized to date: 6316
• 2529 no. of the innovative Nananda Bhauja Club members constituting 1320 eligible women and 1209 adolescent girls are taking care of RCH activities in 20 remote rural villages.
• Total no. of adolescent girls have been incorporated into our mainstreaming process: 560
• Scholarship support for 200 poor and meritorious children, Art/craft/dance and music based extra curricular activities for 160 talented students as well as Teachers Training for 60 primary school teachers have been extended under School Child Resource Development Centre (SCRDC) project.
• 1468 no. of children of poor and underprivileged families have got primary education through ARM Model School project intended for school dropouts and non school going children of dalit and deprived backward communities.
• School drop out rate has decreased significantly from 66 % to 12 % in this remote coastal area since we started educational intervention in 1997.
• 1895 illiterate and backward rural women have been covered under village adult women literacy drive with their empowerment and economic rehabilitation.
• 5618 no. of women and risk girls have been empowered, trained and sustainably engaged themselves in different vocational self employment activities being protected from drudgery ,child labour and women trafficking threats.
• As consequence of our regular awareness drives in health, legal and literacy the level of consciousness among villagers have developed significantly.
• 30 no. Village Development Committees have been established.
• At present 25. Farmers Clubs have been working in 25 villages in the block.
• 25 no. of village roads, 26 Km. of river side embankment have been constructed under FFCD programme to protect the flood water.
• 4 Km. irrigational Cannel has been renovated and 126 ha. of land have been irrigated round the year.
• 16 No. of village ponds have been renovated for multipurpose uses.
• Livelihood support for 1495 flood affected vulnerable community people.
• Sheltie construction of 275 units among 275 homeless.
• 4 no of HRP with 32 Toilets and 12 Tube wells.
• Extending rural health awareness, action and daily treatment of mother, children and sick people from 16 villages (population-19638) through organization’s PHC under National Rural Health Mission.
• We have got recognition from the Govt. of Orissa Ministry of Women and Child Development as best Facilitator in the District of Balasore.
• We have been received Certificate of Appreciation towards our excellent contribution in Women Empowerment Activities in the district of Balasore for the Year 2007-08



Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Orissa
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development-RO,Orissa
Nehru Yuva Kendra,Balasore


Action Children Aid, Denmark,
Give India, Mumbai
Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA), Kolkata
MISEREOR, Germany,

Our Auditor

CA Sanjeeb K. Mohanty
Membership No. 54142
ESEN Den,475,Aiginia
Asiana Plaza Entry
Bhubaneswar 751019


-Award and Citation from HON’BLE CHIEF MINISTER, Orissa State Under Mission Shakti Programme Recognized as BEST FACILITATOR for organizing Self Help Groups (WSHG),women empowerment and child rights activities.
-Awards from Dhwani Pratidhwani and other literary organizations.
-Best district level NGO for women empowerment and youth development activities


• To undertake an integrated project for empowerment of women of scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and other backward communities through education, legal counseling and aids, skill training and income generation activities
• To provide mobile health care and referral services by involving and educating community people
• Development of School Resource Centre
• To establish one model training cum production centre for women
• To strengthen and flourish inter group youth network through electronic and mass media communication facilities.
• To organize rural youth into future taskforce for social and National development through sports, adventure, economic empowerment and right based programmes.
• To develop rural libraries for school students and neo literates
• To establish health centre for reproductive and child health care service delivery
• To establish a vocational technical education school for women/Girls
• To undertake HIV/AIDS/STDs Interventions programmes
• To strengthen and extend micro enterprises for poor and needy groups
• To strengthen and extend support for promotion of Self Help Groups and development of thrift savings and micro credit programmes for women
• To undertake comprehensive tribal development activities including development of tribal cultural heritage
• Community Based Disaster Preparedness programme
• To set up and run home and day care centres for aged persons
• To undertake low cost housing and sanitation programme in Tribal and Scheduled Castes villages.
• To adopt Govt. Rural CHC/PHC/Sub Centres for better management of the health services
• To adopt Govt. public schools for introducing model education approach.

Coordinating Member