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Welcome to Manavlok

We are MANAVLOK, a non-profit organisation. We work for the betterment of less privileged people with a new idea or an experiment in rural development, whereby villagers themselves are the focus of action and control. MArathwada NAVnirman LOKayat 'MANAVLOK’ was established in 1982.


MANAVLOK aims to solve the socio-economic problems of the community and to provide a better life to them. Manavlok’s philosophy is reflected in its name: MANAVLOK, which is the shortened form of “MArathwada NAVnirman LOKayat”, where ‘NAVNIRMAN’ means “Creation” and ‘LOKAYAT’, denotes “People’s opinion”. Manavlok thus symbolizes a new idea or an experiment in rural development, whereby villagers themselves are the focus of action and control.


MANAVLOK believes that collective local leadership plays an essential role in mobilizing the local resources and making the best use of them than the only outside assistance. Here providing the means for development rather than dolling out money to the poor. Funds are thus directed with the expectation that beneficiaries contribute an equal investment in the form of time and energy for sustainable and replicable solutions.


To improve the socio-economic status of the rural people of the region. To empower women economically, socially and politically. To improve health conditions, agriculture situation, restoring the ecological balance in the region. To improve the standard of formal and non-formal education and increase the academics of students. To build democratically working transparent organizations of rural poor, women and youths to solve their own problems locally.


Years of Experience

In the early 1970s, a socialist group of youth began seeking solutions to social and political problems of the rural community with the general aim of achieving a more just and happy society. After nearly 20 years of effort and agitations, they concluded that socio-political change was not possible without economic change. With this point of view in mind, they established “MANAVLOK”in 1982, a voluntary organization for the socio-economic upliftment of the rural poor.Dr. Dwarkadas Lohiya popularly known as “Babuji” laid the foundation of organization when he was studying in an Ayurveda collegeof medicine in Nanded.

Our Work

Health Services

Hemodialysis and Sonography Machine donated at SRTRMC&H Ambajogai

The Accelerators in the Change

Dwarkadas Shaligram Lohiya

Late Dr. Dwarkadas Shaligram Lohiya


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Aniket D Lohiya

Late Dr. Shaila Lohiya


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Aniket D Lohiya

Mr. Aniket Dwarkadas Lohiya


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When we bring together those who have, with those who have not — “miracle happens”. Become a hero by joining with us. You can donate and volunteer with us to meet new friends, gain new skills, get happiness and have fun!




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Total Beneficiary

Note: It is but obvious that same villages and beneficiaries may get repeated many times in our total journey till date .

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