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Background

“Janvikas” is an NGO based in Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. It was started in the year 2001 as an organ for social action in Indore. On 23rd April 2003 it became a Registered Society, under the Madhya Pradesh Societies Registration Act 1973, with the registration No.IND/6857. Janvikas has also been registered under section12-A (a) of the Income Tax Act 1961. The Income Tax Department has awarded the rank of 80-G to Janvikas Society, recognizing its services in the field of Child Labour and care to the poor and the marginalized groups of people.   Solidarity with the poor and the marginalized people in the society is a main concern in all our activities. 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 pays special attention to the welfare of the unorganized labourers, waste picking women and children, 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.

Vision

We dream of new social order where the under privileged and marginalized people are empowered to freely discover and develop their own potentialities, powers and resources and exercise their rights and duties for the integral growth of themselves and others on the march towards a self-reliant, secular, democratic society.

Mission

To work for the creation of a conductive environment for the self –sustained and integral development of people, who are discriminated and marginalized on the basis of class, caste, creed, and gender and those who are deprived, exploited and suffer injustice because of ignorance, illiteracy, poverty and unemployment. We pay special attention to unorganized women laborers, working children, unemployed youth, migrants and nomadic people.

Objective

  1. To accompany the people at the bottom of the society the poorest, unorganized, oppressed, marginalized and in particular the waste picking women, working children, and the domestic workers.
  2. To create awareness in the people on the protection of environment and promote activities of environment protection, like the use of non-conventional energy, promotion of organic farming, water conservation etc.
  3. To educate and empower the unorganized laborers to work for their integral development by collective action through community based organizations like cooperative society and trade union, as they work to earn a living on a sustainable basis with dignity and self-respect.
  4. To restore confidence in the poor and the migrant job seekers in the city of Indore  by enabling them for employment or self-employment through vocational training, skill development and capacity building.