About Us

Manav Jeevan Vikas Samiti is a social non governmental organisation, formed in the year 2000. The organisation has been effectively working for the past 20 years, being conscious of its objectives and tirelessly working for the underprivileged in rural areas.

By organising capacity building training programs for its office staff, field workers, the underprivileged rural communities and promoting organic farming and generating sustainable livelihood for them, the institution has made sustained effort to mainstream the common man.


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.

Expectation from Our Programmes :-

The Samiti is hopeful to get better results from its activities it is conducting in the village, like:

  • Improving the educational level
  • Encouraging the process of self-sufficiency
  • Increasing the level of ground water
  • Environmental sustainability and self sufficiency
  • Developing understanding of Panchayati Raj
  • Building a violence free society
  • Creating atmosphere for de-addiction
  • Indication of awakening in the tribal area
  • Creating sustainable livelihood for the poor
  • Securing and conserving water, land and forest
  • Encouraging people for organic farming
  • Sharing information of government schemes and its implementation
  • Organising camps for awareness building
  • Checking the migration and awareness building
  • Encouraging programmes for jobless people and income generation to mitigate poverty
  • Empowerment and capacity building of women.

Strategy :-

Following are the techniques and strategies through which the Samiti is engaged in meeting its challenges and goals:

  • Supporting in the decentralization of programme
  • Organising awareness building activities
  • Organisation formation in the villages by its workers
  • Conducting meetings and other street gathering
  • Dialogue with the government to get the work done
  • Organising debate competition in the schools
  • Organising press conferences and dialogue with the administrative officials
  • Formation of self-help groups in the villages and conducting its meetings
  • Laying stress on basic amenities like drinking water, electricity, housing, education and protection from diseases.
  • Using folk songs, plays, etc. to explain social vices that exist in their community and organising meeting of two or more villages together
  • Helping people to fill their forms to claim their rights to land tenure
  • Regular capacity building of Panchayat representatives so that these representatives can get the work done with the use of their rights.