Digital Democracy

Vikas Samvad

vikas samvad

Starting in 2001 as a project, Vikas Samvad is being seen today as an innovation in the field of media in the country, with accent on Madhya Pradesh. The thinking of Vikas Samvad has been to bring about change in the perception of issues related to wider public interest in the media. The thrust is on a change which can pull society out of the web of poverty, exploitation, discrimination and render a plateau of respect, equality and justice. To create a larger change, Vikas Samvad tries not to initiate only a particular section in isolation. Rather, all topics and issues are sought to be addressed holistically, connecting them with one another for a broadened perspective.

Today, Vikas Samvad has emerged as a social research, training and documentation and advocacy group, to be reckoned with. Our efforts seek to address the societal issues from a larger community perspective. Thus, these are assayed in the context of ideas-facts-values-evidences for being taken in public discourse. The emphasis is on emergent change from within rather being thrust from outside. It thus, precludes reliance on outside expertise and rather promotes affirmative action from within and helps in continually taking forward the processes. Keeping this thinking in mind, the group is intensively working on study-analysis and development of reference materials. Continued communication with social workers and public media personnel is the main plank of our work.

Also, we partner with grassroots organisations in the field work and seek to widen our understanding and learning. Our partnerships are across the canvas including the conduct of intensive research, studies and advocating the issues of public and marginalised communities. These are spread across Bundelkhand, Baghelkhand, Mahakaushal, Nimar, Malwa and Nivari regions of Madhya Pradesh.



National Institute of Women, Child and Youth Development (NIWCYD) was established in 1982 and registered under the Society Registration Act 1860 in the year 1985. NIWCYD's vision is to be an instrumental for tribal and rural development through the process of complete empowerment of the communities to become self sufficient, thereby reducing or eliminating their dependence on external support for any issue or difficulty they may face.

The guiding philosophy of NIWCYD's efforts has been to utilize natural resources - real and potential, those are available locally and enable sustainable development and empower the community based organizations to fight for the local issues to safeguard the rights of the poor and the tribal.

Presently, Organization is working in three states Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The major programs of the organization cover tribal pockets of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.



In year 1987 Sampark founded at Raipuria in Jhabua district as a unit of Social Work and Research Centre (SWRC), Tilonia, Rajasthan. Three years later in 1990 Sampark registered as a society.

To facilitate the organic process of change leading to empowerment and development of marginalised communities is the Sampark’s vision. The present structure of society and economy is inequitable, unjust, exploitative and environmentally unsustainable and has resulted in the destruction of the livelihood and self-esteem of marginalised communities like Bhil tribal, making them vulnerable and powerless. Change for better can only come about if the disadvantaged people work in an organised manner and actively participate in the formulation and implementation of programmes of empowerment and development. The role of Sampark is limited to facilitating this organic process of change.

And mission of Sampark is to facilitate a process through which the disadvantaged and the powerless would organise themselves for a just and sustainable social order and empowered to develop their quality of life, resource, culture and esteem through participatory and non-violent methods.

Apart from Jhabua, Sampark covers Satna , Khargone and Jabalpur districts of Madhya Pradesh as their working area.



Spandan a grassroots organization began its journey of development in year 2001 with nutritionally vulnerable Korku tribe of Madhya Pradesh being troubled by scores of their children dying of malnutrition. With the Mission, to empower the marginalized in a manner that they are able to secure their Human & Constitutional Rights and lead a life of dignity.

Spandan led by its founder members Seema and Prakash has been able to develop as a genuinely Mission driven and transparent grassroots organization that has stressed team work and democratic values to achieve its objectives. The organisation is engaged in proactive monitoring of nutritional status of the Korku families, empowering the Korku to keep a vigil on existing Public Food & Employment schemes, establishing micro models of community based malnutrition management for policy influencing, Advocate that Korku get the status and privileges of Primitive Tribal Groups and make efforts to preserve the endangered Korku language and culture.

Spandan is currently reaching out to nearly 30,000 children and their families across 100 villages of Khalwa Block in Khandwa district in MP.

Prithvi Trust


Prithvi Trust is a social service organization, which was established in the year 2014 to with the goal of equality in the society.

Under the direction and guidance of Yusuf Beg Ji, the team of the organization working mainly for the development of the tribals and tribal society of Panna district on various issues such as rights and health of mining labourers, rights and health of mining women workers, livelihood, education, health, employment, malnutrition, silicosis investigation, treatment and rehabilitation, better utilization of digital tools and mediums , livelihoods obtained from agriculture and forests, seeks in the direction of policy change by working at the grassroots level continuously.