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About Manavlok


About Manavlok Organization

MANAVLOK is a Voluntary organization for socio-economic up-liftment of the rural-poor, established in 1982 under Society Registration Act 1860. Several experiments in rural development have been launched for the last 37 years; MANAVLOK would develop its activities over an increasing scale, never straying from the tenet that programs be based on the specific needs of the people. The Ongoing activities of the organization are Community based Monitoring programs of NRHM, Watershed development programme, Krushak Panchayat, Project ‘Navnirman’, Know your customer Programme, Drought Relief Programs, Manaswini Mahila Prakalp (Women empowerment providing Shelter Home, Free Legal aid center, Training center), Domestic Violence and Gender Sensitization, Jansahayog, Social Work College, SHG’s, Sanitation, Relief Services for the Victims of Natural Disaster, Advocacy, Monitoring and Evaluation of Govt. Programs etc. We are permitted and authorized by government of Maharashtra to run schools.

Historical Perspective/Background:

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 harmony in society and fullness of life. After nearly 20 years of efforts 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 up-liftment of the rural poor. Dr. Dwarkadasji Lohiya, popularly known as “Babuji”, laid the foundation of a voluntary organization when he was studying in an Ayurveda college in Nanded.