Manav Jeevan Vikas Samiti (MJVS) is located on the north-eastern Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur Division in the district of Katni that is neither a part of Bundelkhand and Baghelkhand or Mahakaushal rather it is known for being its own region.
The village Karaudi in Umraiyapan region of Vindhyachal hills is geographically a centre point of India that is known all over the world. And Amarkantak is famous for the herbal plants and medicine. Katni district is famous for being known as a Limestone City. Sleemanabad village in Katni is famous place for marble stone. On the other hand, Maihar Dham Sharda Temple in Satna district, which is next to Katni district, is famous place for religious tourism.
Ruhelkhand is a place where there has been a prevailing condition of feudalism. As a result, there are many social vices and evils that exist in the region. Among the main part of the region are Umrar, Sone, and Mahanadi rivers that flow in the region along with the Tamsa River which originates from the same place and the edge of Vindhyachal region, close to Kymore hills where sand used in construction is sold at large scale. While forest resources are destroying after the Bansagar dam was constructed on the same river. The area falls under Kymore hill sand located at the center place covered by forest all around and this is known as Ruhelkhand.
There are majority of Kole, Gond and Bhumia tribes. However this place is understood to have the place of origin of Kole tribe. Around 40 percent of the Kole tribe lives in this place that itself show the uniqueness of the place. Apart from that there are general people and Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe people and other backward class people who are living in the same region.
Contrary to traditional agricultural practice, today agricultural productivity is being raised with the use of chemical fertilizers and insecticides. The annual rainfall in the region is from 850 mm to 1200 mm. The condition of women and children in the region is very vulnerable. Still the custom of Parda Pratha (a tradition of covering the woman body with clothes), dowry and child marriage is practiced in the region. And more over nothing has worked out to get rid of child labour from the workplace and the Samiti is committed to make all possible efforts to make things correct.