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

The World’s Big Sleep Out Event

The World’s Big Sleep Out Event

Saturday, 12-12-2019

The World's Big Sleep Out event was organized by Janvikas along with other NGOs at Selfy Point New Palasia, Indore on 7th Dec 2019 night. Over 100 people from all walks of life participated in the event to show solidarity with the homeless by sleeping on the streets. Prominent speakers…

Children’s Day Out

Children’s Day Out

Friday, 13-12-2019

Children from UMANG Bridge Center (Non formal education center for drop-out children) run by Janvikas had a day out on 13th Dec 2019. The day was spent in Chokki Dhani, a center of Rajasthan culture in Indore. Children enjoyed whole day playing various games and dancing to the tune of…

Inauguration of 8th Batch of Skill Training

Inauguration of 8th Batch of Skill Training

Friday, 20-12-2019

Inaugural function of the 8th batch of Skill Training Program at Janvikas. There are 110 students enrolled in the present batch for 3 months’ training. We have given training to over 1000 young boys and girls till date and over 800 of them are given employment and are working in…

Upcoming Events

AIW National Workshop

National Workshop of Alliance of Indian Waste Pickers (AIW) will be held on 11th and 12th of February 2020 in Bhopal.  Waste Pikers along with representatives of organizations working with waste pickers will discuss various issues faced by them during the workshop.

National Youth Day Celebration

National Youth Day will be celebrated at Janvikas along with the Youth Club members from different slums.

Admission Open for Skill Training

Admissions are open for the 9th batch of DB Tech Skill Training in Tailoring, Office Assistant, Assistant Beauty Therapist and Assistant Electrician.  The new batch will commence from first week of April 2020.

Success Stories

A Waste Picker’s Journey from Indore to Argentina

Koushlya Bai, a waste-picker from Indore, associated with Janvikas Society was invited to participate in the conference of Global Alliance of Waste pickers, held between 18-22 October 2018, as a representative of all waste pickers in India.  The meeting was hosted by the recyclers branch (Federación Argentina de Cartoneros, Carreros…

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,…

Inspire Award 2018-19

Janvikas received "Parivartan Inspire Awards 2018-2019" on 27th January 2018 at Abhay Prashal Auditorium, Indore for its outstanding contribution in the field of Women, Youth and Child Welfare. Fr. Roy, the Director of Janvikas received the award during the function. It was jointly organised by Britt World Wide and Parivartan. This…