About Us

Jan Vikas Society is a registered non-profit organization based in Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. Janvikas works for the integral development of the underprivileged and marginalized people, who are deprived of their right to live as dignified and responsible citizens because of their ignorance, illiteracy and poverty.

Janvikas through its activities in the cities of Indore and Bhopal pays special attention to the welfare of the unorganized labourers, rag picking women and children, domestic workers, unemployed youth, street children, migrant and nomadic people.

We collaborate with everyone making effort to create an environment of justice, peace and integrity of creation.




Empowerment of the poor and the marginalized people in the society is a main concern in all our activities. Thus Janvikas has chosen to support the cause of the weaker sections in society like the rag picking women and children, domestic workers, unemployed youth and migrants. In this context our effort has been to create awareness and instil self-respect in the people and empower them to address the evils of oppression in the society which they face from within and without.


Janvikas runs Bridge School Centers to help the children who have dropped out of school or engaged in child labour to pursue their studies and enable them to write exams and get enrolled in the normal school to complete their studies. One month to three months career oriented skill training programs are provided for the youth


Integrity of creation is basic in all our developmental activities. We care for the environment through promotion of utilization of solar energy, training in compost making and organic farming, awareness creation on decentralized waste management and disposal and plastic recycling.

Latest Updates

IBM – VSO Team in Janvikas

IBM – VSO Team in Janvikas

, February-March 2017

IBM Corporate Service Corps members (Danilo and Juliana from IBM-Brazil and Keiko from IBM-Japan) spent one month in Jan Vikas analyzing the current problems faced by waste pickers in Indore and to suggest ways and means to integrate them into the Solid Waste Management process. IBM members spent four weeks…

AIW Workshop at Indore

AIW Workshop at Indore

, 19-20 March 2017

Two days' National level workshop on Integration of Waste Pickers into Solid Waste Management was organized in Indore at hotel Surya on 19th & 20th March 2017. The members of Alliance of Indian Waste Pickers (AIW - an alliance of over 30 organizations working with waste-pickers all over India) came…

Women’s Day Celebration

Women’s Day Celebration

Wednesday, 8-Mar-2017

International Women's Day was celebrated in Janvikas by women from the slums of Indore city on 8th March 2017. More than 500 women (waste pickers as well as domestic workers) representatives from over 50 slums gathered to celebrate their day. The Chief Guest of the function was Honorable Judge (Rtd.)…

Upcoming Events

World Environment Day

World Environment Day will be celebrated on 5th June 2017.

Bridge School Centers

Annual Examination for the children of Bridge School Centers run by Jan Vikas will be held on 11th of April 2017.

Survey of Waste Pickers

Survey of Waste Pickers is on for providing Identity Cards authorized by Indore Municipal Corporation.

Success Stories

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Empowerment of Civil Society Organizations

Chitawat Kakad is one of the old slums in Indore city mostly populated by migrants from different parts of Madhya Pradesh. Situation of the slum has not changed much with all the advancements of the world outside.   With the initiative of Janvikas and support of IGSSS two CSOs (Civil Service…

1750 Rag Pickers in Indore get Identity Cards

Identity Cards were issued to 1750 Rag Pickers who are associated with Jan Vikas Society on 12th December 2016 by Honourable Mayor Ms. Malini Gaur, Indore Nagar Nigam in the presence of Commissioner, other officials from Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), NGOs and Rag Pickers from different slums at Regional Park,…

Award for Janvikas

Gandhi Jayanti and the second anniversary of Swach Bharat Mission were celebrated with pomp and show at Rajwada, in Indore city on 2nd October 2016 in the presence of Smt. Malini Lakshman Gaur, Mayor of Indore Municipal Corporation, Mr. Krishna Murari Moghe, the former mayor of Indore Municipal Corperation, Mr. Manish…