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

Blood Donation Camp

Blood Donation Camp

Friday, 13-01-2017

Members of the Youth Club organized a Blood Donation Camp at Janvikas on 13th January 2017 in collaboration with MY Hospital, Indore to mark the National Youth Day (12th Jan). Several youth from the slums volunteered to donate their blood showing their generosity towards the needy.

Street Play by Youth

Street Play by Youth

Sunday, 31-12-2016

Member of the Youth Club staged their first performance of Street Play at Shanti Nagar and Chitawat slums on the eve of New Year 2017, after having gone through the training for 15 days. It was wonderful to see the budding artists from the slums within a short span of…

Picnic by Bridge School Children

Picnic by Bridge School Children

Friday, 23-12-2016

200 children studying in the Bridge Schools (Non Formal Education Centers) run by Janvikas along with the staff went for a picnic to 'Chokhi Dhani', the ethnic village resort situated at the outskirts of Indore city on 23rd December 2016. It was a wonderful day for the children from the…

Upcoming Events

Women’s Day Celebration

Women’s Day Celebration with Waste Pickers.

Survey of Waste Pickers

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

National Workshop on Inclusion of Rag Pickers in Solid Waste Management

A national level workshop will be organized in Indore in the month of December discussing on the ways and means of mainstreaming Rag Pickers into the Solid Waste Management process of each Municipal Corporation focusing on the New Solid Waste Management Rules 2016.

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…