Previous Projects

A) Initiatives for Mobilizing people


MPI program to create awareness about central and State Government schemes for the enlistment of the poor has been initiated in 20 villages. Awareness and training programs for elected members in village Panchayat are also initiated in 1993. The economic department of British University of Columbia has undertaken a comparative study of Manavlok’s community wells and wells done by the Government.

B) HelpAge:


Through HelpAge India sponsorship, Manavlok had provided nutrition, cloth, medical treatment and medicines, etc. to 406 senior citizens. There were twenty Self Help Groups of aged people. The recovery of loan given to eleven groups were smoothly repaying regularly. Regular meeting of president and secretaries of the self-help groups was held. World Senior Citizens Day was organized by Jansahayog Team where it was celebrated with the 700 senior citizens. On this auspicious day encouraging talk were given by Dr. Dwarkadas Lohiya about dignity life of Senior citizens and Dr. Praveen Gujar about importance of Self Health care.

C) RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy)


We came to know about RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy) from ADM Agro Industries India Pvt. Ltd. while sharing about developmental activities. Manavlok found it very interesting of RTRS’ Principles even though it was not very new thing for us. With the objectives of enhancing the knowledge of farmers about GAP (Good Agriculture Practices), producing quality agriculture products and promote direct benefits system for farmers. Manavlok had implemented RTRS Programme with the financial support of ADM Agro Industries India Pvt. Ltd. for two months (May-June 2014). We assisted the farmers to enroll/apply for RTRS program through application form comprise with consent to follow the RTRS Principles and we received 5740 farmers’ application forms covering 11237 hectares of soybean crop area from 56 selected villages of Ambajogai and Kej block. This Project helped to reduce sugarcane growing and prevent drought situation in Marathwada region. Soy is merely a suitable crop for drought prone area because it does not need water as much as required by Sugarcane, Banana, and Grapes. As far as RTRS Principles concerned GAP is defined as agriculture without disturbing the environment and self.Therefore RTRS project can be an innovative replicable model of drought prevention and adaptation of good agriculture practices among farmers in Marathwada region.

D) Mother NGO

State government of Maharashtra had selected Manavlok as the ‘Mother NGO’ for implementing WSD program. For this project government of Maharashtra selected 13 NGOs from Maharashtra on the basis of their contribution and experience in watershed development and water management. At first, the government allotted two districts to Manavlok that is Beed and Hingoli for successful implementation of the WSD program. By viewing the positive changes brought about in both districts, government requested Manavlok to guide Latur district also. As per that Manavlok was working as a Mother NGO for Beed, Latur and Hingoli districts.


E) Water & Soil Moisture Control

Marathwada is well-known for drought prone area. Manavlok implemented several activities related to Water & Soil Moisture Control in villages of Beed district to minimize the problems of people due to drought.

One such activity was implemented by United Parcel Service (UPS) funding agency & Manavlok organization in 6 villages of Ambajogai & Keij block of Beed district. Villages include Dhanora, Palaskheda, Ladegaon, Lokhandi Savargaon, Somnath Borgaon & Digholamba from Ambajogai & Keij block of Beed district.

Under this project, different activities related to watershed like WADT, CB & desilting were carried out.

Activity Name Outcome
Water Accumulating Deep Trench (WADT) 316 WADTs were taken
Compartment Bunding (CB) On 321.59 hectares
Dam Desilting 8942 trollies / 25038 cubic meter of silt



Rejuvenation work of Holna river& its tributaries was carried out in the villages of Patoda, Palaskheda, Devala from Ambajogai block of Beed district.The work of rejuvenation started in January, 2016 in the auspicious presence of renowned Water Expert Honorable Mr.Rajendra Singh. More than 10 KM of work has been completed in these villages. The beneficiary villages contributed through Shramdaan& through peoples contribution also. Different activities were carried out like Deepening &Widening of river,nalas with Compartment Bunding , construction of Dohas, Soak Pits, Tree Plantation etc. Manavlok raised 75% of the money required for this work, rest of the funds were raised through peoples contribution.



Central govt. Rural Development Ministry selected Manavlok for District Level Monitoring Program from April 2002. Manavlok monitored Rural Development schemes in Beed, Latur and Hingoli districts. In view of actual monitoring and evaluation in above mentioned districts, Central government had allotted another three districts, viz., Gadchiroli, Yavatmal & Latur.

This program was run by “Rural Development Ministry of India”. Under this Project we ‘Manavlok’ monitored programs like: Watershed, Non-cultivable land, Haryali, IndraawasYojana (IAY), Swarnajayanti gram rojgaryojana(SGRY) for Self-help groups, Pradhanmantri Gram SadakYojana (PGSY), Rural Water Supply, Sanjay Gandhi NiradharYojana, Digitization of 7/12 documents, SampooranaGraminRojgarYojana (SGRY) now called MNREGA. ‘Manavlok’ monitored these activities in Beed, Latur, Parbhani, Hingoli, washim, vardha, Nagpur, Gadchiroli, Bhandara Districts of Maharashtra.

District wise details of the program:


District Hingoliis one of district situated in Marathwada, Maharashtra. Hingoli has five blocks with 565 GPs & 711 villages. The population of dist. is 986717.In 2006 Manavlok monitored 245 SC, 169 ST, & 386 other from 800 individual households for ARWSP scheme in 20 GPs from 5 blocks. The number of adults & children were 2294 & 2004 respectively.In 2007 Manavlok team verified 20 villages, eight control &twelve non- control GPs from 5 five blocks & 800 households. Team verified 24 schools and 29 Anganwadis among which 22 schools and 24 anganwadis have got drinking water facility.


District washim is one of the districts situated in vidharbha Maharashtra. Washim has 6 blocks with 493 GPs and 789 villages. The population of district is 1020216.In 2006 for ARWSP, our team verified 20 villages from 6 blocks and 8oo households. Team verified 29 schools and 24 anganwwadis among which 19 schools and 9 anganwadis have got drinking water facility.In 2007 for ARWSP, our team verified 20 villages (8 controls and 12 non-controls) from 6 blocks and 800 households. Team verified 28 schools and 24 anganwadis among which 13 schools and 11 anganwadis have got drinking water facility.


District yavatmal is one of the districts situated in vidharbha, Maharashtra. The district has 16 blocks with 20.77 lakhs population. There are 1885 villages with 1205 GPs.In 2006, our team monitored 800 individual households for ARWSP scheme in 20 GPs in 16 blocks.In verified 20 villages 25 schools and 20 anganwadis also monitored.In 2007, our team verified 20 villages (8 control and 12 non control) from 16 blocks and 800 households. Team verified 28 schools and 31 anganwadis among which 25 schools and 16 anganwadis have got drinking water facilities.


District wardha is famous for Gandhian Thoughts and Bapukuti at sevagram. District is also famous for vinobhas ashram at pavnar.It has 8 blocks with 200993 populations. In 2006 from sevan blocks we have monitored 20GPs for ARWSP. The total numbers of households are 832.In 2007 from 8 blocks we have monitored 20 GPs for ARWSP. The total numbers of households are 832.


Nagpur is famous for orange hence called orange city. District Nagpur is one of the districtsituated inVidharbha, Maharshtra. The district has 13 blocks with 200144 populations. It covers 778 GPs and 1913 villages including Habitations with revenue villages.During 2006 in 11 blocks our team monitored 20 GPs for ARWSP. Total numbers of households are 810.During 2007, in 13 blocks we have monitored 20 Gps for ARWSP. The total no of households are 847.

H) Previous Health Projects

Acupuncture treatment 2964
Cancer detection camps 451
Cataract operation 1445
DOT 410
Diagnostic 184 camps 18400 (Approximate)
Drinking water facilities (Bore well and Tanks) 46 villages
Emergency service to serious patient 726
Family planning 2078 women
Home deliveries 8644 women
Nutrition and preventive treatment of night blindness 7984 children and women
Sanitation (bathroom, latrine, soak pit, biogas, plant, smokeless Chula) 2848 families
Support to Handicapped (artificial limbs and Tri-cycle ) 746

a) ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist )

Manavlok also helped to solve their problems. The members which works for rural area health centre known as ASHA members formed a Taluka sanghatana. Three ASHA sanghatnas were selected as leaders from each primary health centre. To work on this project Manavlok was selected as ‘Zilha Samnvayak Sanstha’ and as a ‘Taluka sanstha’ for Ambajogai taluka.

b) Free Ambulance Facility

Manavlok provided Ambulance for needy patients on the basis of neither loss nor profit.

c) IBP (International Budget Partnership)

Study facilities about funds, utilization of health sector. Through this programme we conducted study on the grants and utilization of4 PHCs (Apegaon, Bardapur, Bhavthana, Ghatnandur), and a block health office through discussion with District health officer, Reproductive Child Health Officer, and Representatives of SATHI Organisation-Pune.