Self-Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action

Updates @Srijan

Visit to Pomegranate orchards of Jatara block, Tikamgarh district of MP by Shri R Parasuram, IAS Retired, former Chief Secretary, currently State Election Commissioner, MP

Celebrating Women Leadership, 18th March 2017, NCUI Auditorium, New Delhi

Srijan’s Orientation Program for Year 2016-17 organized at New Delhi

OBG meeting successfully conducted on 6th and 7th November 2015 at Delhi.

Magsaysay Award Winner Padamshri Deep Joshi interacted with SRIJANites during OBG in November 2015

SRIJAN Annual Retreat 2015 planned at Udaipur in November 2015.

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We are a grassroots implementation and support agency committed to promote sustainable and self-reliant models of rural development through interventions in

  • Agriculture & Horticulture
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Dairy & Livestock

In April 1997, a few colleagues who spent over a decade working with PRADAAN, decided to form a new group to work innovatively to benefit the rural poor, and SRIJAN was born. SRIJAN means an ‘act of creation’ in Sanskrit. The full name, Self-Reliant Initiatives through Joint ActioN, has two themes embedded in it: ‘self-reliance’ and ‘joint action’. We at SRIJAN believe that development cannot be promoted on large scale through charity and grants; ways must be found to execute models of poverty alleviation through promotion of self-reliance and enhancing self-respect of ‘beneficiaries’. In addition, any NGO cannot bring about development in ‘isolation’: they must act jointly, in collaboration with various stakeholders and the Government to create change.

An Organization of Excellence recognized as a resource agency for developing and replicating unique and innovative community owned sustainable livelihoods models leading to dignity for All.
To empower 100,000 rural poor families by increasing their annual income by Rs. 50,000 by 2020, through SRIJAN’s unique livelihoods cluster approach, and by enhancing their capacity to demand and access public resources they are entitled to.
Striving for Excellence; Honesty and Transparency in All Dealings; Belief in the Capacity of the Poor; Accountability to All Stakeholders especially to the Community.
Attention of all the stakeholders hereby drawn on the captioned news ‘Bihar govt to seek CBI probe into NGO scam’ published in the Indian Express edition of 18th August, 2017 ( where the Bihar Government decided to recommend CBI probe into the alleged swindling of Rs 700 crore of government funds by a Bhagalpur-based cooperative society ‘Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited’ whose founder-secretary was Manorama Devi and existing secretary is Priya Kumar. It is a different entity altogether. Its name has only a partial resemblance to the abbreviated form of our Organijation ‘Self-Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action (SRIJAN) and has nothing to do with us and we have no field operations in Bihar.

Ved Mitra Arya
Chief Executive Officer

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