Seva Mandir

Seva Mandir's mission is to make real the idea of society consisting of free and equal citizens who are able to come together and solve the problems that affect them in their particular contexts. The commitment is to work for a paradigm of development and governance that is democratic and polyarchic. Seva Mandir seeks to institutionalise the idea that development and governance is not only to be left to the State and its formal bodies like the legislature and the bureaucracy, but that citizens and their associations should engage separately and jointly with the State. The mission briefly, is to construct the conditions in which citizens of plural backgrounds and perspectives can come togethe...

Coming Forward...

Coming Forward...
It was difficult for me to come forward and work for my own community...but now everyone supports me and their trust has given enough strength to fight back any injustice around my village. (view small | med | large | orig)

Community Leader -Village Shyampura

Community Leader -Village Shyampura
To live for ownself is easy but to work with the community is a daunting task. I chose to lead my village anyway. I have been able to bring people of my village together to protect our common pasture land. We have enough grass and a fixed day of meeting to resolve issues every month. (view small | med | large | orig)

Vermi-composting

Vermi-composting
The farmers of Ranpur village in Udaipur District initiating a unit of Vermi Composting...with the help of Seva Mandir. (view small | med | large | orig)

Check walls

Check walls
The village community is building bunds to check soil erosion. (view small | med | large | orig)

Building Self Reliant Rural Communities in India

Building Self Reliant Rural Communities in India
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