Ekta Europe
Ekta Parishad Europe is an open network of independent organizations and individuals of European countries.  Members provide moral, political and financial support to Ekta Parishad in its struggle to assist deprived people to achieve control over their means of livelihood such as water, land and forest using non-violence as a means of creating changes for the people.  Please visit their website for more information.

Gandhi International
Gandhi International is a French N.G.O. which brings together motivated individuals and various non-violent organisations working for social change in the cause of justice and peace. Its aim is to promote renewed interest in Gandhian thought and action throughout Europe and other continents, by organising cultural events, conferences and symbolic acts.

Sarvodaya USA
Sarvodaya USA promotes self-help development to improve the quality of life for everyone, especially the poorest and underprivileged. It also seeks to influence global development policies to become more human-focused and more mindful of our traditional and cultural values.

Ekta Canada
Ekta Canada is a consortium of organizations, groups and individuals dedicated to promoting non-violence in communities in Canada and around the world.  Ekta Canada supports Ekta Parishad`s efforts by organizing solidarity actions in Canada and by working to raise awareness on the use of non-violent measures as a means to promote social change.  Please visit their website for more information.

SAID India provides educational programs in non-violence training in rural India. It does this in support of and in cooperation with Ekta Parishad. SAID INDIA promotes placements and internships for study and work experience in nonviolent action and social movement work in India.

South Asia Peace Alliance (SAPA)
SAPA aims to promote sustainable peace through the philosophy and practice of non-violence by adressing structural and other forms of violence that affect a large number of marginalized people across South Asia.

South-South Solidarity
South-South Solidarity is an organization aiming at interchanging expertise across developing countries and advocates on critical issues of poverty such as health, women and hunger.

Our institutions


Pragati Grameen Vikas Samiti (PGVS) Patna
Pragati Gramin Vikas Samiti is a non- governmental Organization located in Patna. It works on Gandhian methods. It has started its journey in 1985 in 6 villages of Naubatpur block of Patna district with a thrust for changing the livelihood of disadvantaged/neglected people of the society particularly the women and children. Pragati has been implementing the needs and rights based programmes covering human resources development, income generation, environment and human rights including child rights, health, sanitation and education covering 13 districts, 35 blocks and 850 villages.


Prayog Samaj Sevi Sanstha – Tilda
Prayog is the parent body of the Ekta Parishad network with offices in Raipur and Tilda, in district Raipur. Since 1982 Prayog has been working on land rights, and rehabilitation of bonded labour, and income generation activities. It organised harijan stone quarry workers in Baasin. It has six micro enterprises run by women. These include a rice mill, mustard oil expeller, khadi outlet and papad, bidi units. It has been engaged in soil and water conservation in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, training in organic farming and medicinal plants in Majhgawan, promoting adoption of organic cotton in Nimar and establishing a honey training centre in Chambal. The organisation has 83 field activists including six experts in village level economic programmes and a media coordinator.

Grameen Vikas Pratishthan (GVP) – Tilda
GVP has been working for more than 15 years in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It is based on the Gandhian principles of rural development. GVP has passed through various stages of growth. It has carried various experiments on rural development through economic activities such as promoting Khadi and village industries. The guiding principles behind this are to sustain and promote the traditional work, to check the uncontrolled migration of people in search of livelihood and to avail employment opportunities to the rural masses. Khadi generates employment at the grassroot level and gives a wider publicity to the rural products. Today the Khadi products produced are sent to the other end of the former Madhya Pradesh, i.e. up till Gwalior in Chambal. Similarly many other programs are taken-up based on the understanding of rural development. Some of such programs are sustainable agriculture, and endeavors to develop a self-reliant pattern of organizational development.

Parivartan – Kanker
PARIVARTAN is a voluntary not-for-profit civil society organisation that works towards catalyzing and influencing positive change in the life of people living on the margins of society. Parivartan works on the principle that `development` is a function of both `growth` and `equity`. Parivartan`s initiatives are guided by the belief that taking state-of-art knowledge ware products to the doorsteps of those living on the margins of society in a cost effective manner is quintessential for expediting the developmental change process. Parivartan works towards this objective by forging partnerships with like-minded agencies involved in knowledge building and by developing innovative tools to take this knowledge to the intended audience.

Jagriti Seva Sansthan – Raipur


National Youth Project
NYP focuses on channelising India`s youth energy for nation building and human betterment by helping them to develop self-discipline, simplicity, endurance and dignity of manual work.Mainly focussing on Development(General).


Naya Savera Vikas Kendra (NVSK) – Ranchi
Naya Savera Vikas Kendra (NVSK) is a non-governmental organisation working among Tribal and Dalit communities in Gidirih, Koderma and Hazaribagh districts of Jharkhand since 1999. NSVK has collaborated with Ekta Parishad – National, and participated in its activities from early 2000.


Kerala Gram Nirman Samiti (KGNS) -Calicut

Madhya Pradesh

Mahatma Gandhi Seva Ashram (MGSA) – Joura
MGSA is a Gandhian organisation believing in action through non-violence. It was set up by veteran Gandhian Subba Rao with an initial fund of Rs 16,000 left over from the Gandhi Centenary year celebrations.The organisation works with youth and primitive tribal groups, and helps set up khadi spinning/weaving, and oil crushing units. It also manages schools for tribal children and undertakes advocacy and awareness programmes related to land rights. It conducts activities related to soil and water conservation, farmers’ training programmes, managing of Krishi Seva Kendra, maintaining grain banks, etc

Ekta Foundation Trust (EFT) – Bhopal
Ekta Foundation is a registered trust under public charitable trust act in the year of 2001 set up with a motto to change the life style of those struggling, neglected, exploited, down trodden mass by supporting effective and sustainable programs. The purpose of EFT is to preserve and promote the handicrafts industry and generate employments for rural/urban slum people, which most of them are women. EFT provides marketing linkages to many handmade products.

Navarchana Samaj Sevi Sanstha – Jabalpur

Nayi Disha – Sijhoura,Mandla

Manav Jeevan Vikas Samiti (MJVS) – Katnii 

Mahatma Gandhi Gram Swaraj Mandal – Balaghat

Jagriti Yuva Manch – Panna

Chambal Ghati Seva Sansthan – Shivpuri

Vishwa Ekta Ashram – Damoh


Mother Teresa Seva Pratisthan (MTSP) – Khurdha
The project aims at the overall development of the tribal people with main focus on their education, health and rights on land, water and use of natural resources.

Jan Sahjya – Kalahandi

Jan Kalyan Kendra – Kalahandi

Gopinath Jubak Sangh – Puri

WORD – Ganjam

Tamil Nadu

Ekta Bounded Labour Union – Trichi

Center for Experiencing Socio-Cultural Interaction (CESCI) – Madurai
CESCI stands for Centre for Socio-Cultural Interaction and is situated near Madurai in Tamil Nadu in South India. It was founded in 1993 by the Swiss psychiatric nurse and photographer, Maja Koene, in collaboration with the well-know human rights activist, Rajagopal PV, the initiator of the land rights movement, Ekta Parishad. As its name suggests, CESCI exists to promote socio-cultural exchange. But it is also a place where the activists of Ekta Parishad can reflect on their work, receive training and regenerate their energies for the social struggle. CESCI is managed by an Indian foundation, which is in turn supported by the Swiss support group. In fact, CESCI is now largely self-supporting, which means that the Swiss group, currently consisting of 350 members, can focus on contributing financially to locally initiated projects and also on supporting the work carried out on a national basis by Ekta Parishad to achieve comprehensive land reform.

Ekta Parishad South India
Ekta Parishad South India has a blog on which EO activities in South India are listed

Our Network

National Network

Gandhi Peace Foundation
Gandhi peace Foundation Centres are functioning in most parts of india especially in the areas that experience ongoing conflicts. Every Centre usually organizes special functions to commemorate who made significant contribution to the freedom struggle or builng of modern india.  For inspiring youth, many centres run youth education and youth involement  progrmmes of constructive socal work titled” Taking Gandhi to schools and yout”.

Indian Committee of Youth Organization (ICYO)
ICYO is a non-profit, non-governmental network organization, committed to develop areas of mutual cooperation and understanding among the different youth voluntary agencies, youth groups and clubs and individuals functioning in India.  It functions as an umbrella organization networking youth NGO’s all over India.

Manav Kalyan Trust – Saberkantha
Manav Kalyan Trust is aiming at improving the standard of living and lifestyle of disabled children. Their institutions have been designed to facilitate their basic needs. The infrastructure includes library, prayer halls, primary health centre, beds, lockers, sanitation facilities, and drinking water units.

BioRe – Khargaon
bioRe India Limited is an Indian service  and  trading  company  that procures and sells biodynamic (certified organic) cotton .  bioRe India  supports  local  farmers  in  growing  cotton  following  biodynamic  farming principles.

International Network

Jan Ouest 2012
Jan Ouest 2012 is a collective which aims to demonstrate that the Gandhian principles of social justice and human dignity are important in the whole world. It supports Ekta Parishad by gollecting international funds.

Tamadi offers alternative trips  that focus on local accommodation, using local transportation, accompaniment by guides from partner organizations and small groups of travelers.
Tamadi organizes its tours in partnership with organizations that have a place in the civil society of the host countries.

Simon Williams
Simon Williams is photographer who dedicated a lot of his work to Ekta Parishad.