approach Dharti engages a wide reange of stakeholders in its work. In picture a woman from community addressing an audience (not seen in picture)

Dharti makes an attempt to engage diversified stakeholders such as women, youth, adolescents, social activists, media representatives, panchayat representatives, Asha, Anganwadi workers, teachers, ANMs, and others service providers in the developmental sector. It strongly advocates for participatory community based processes both within the organisation and with the community.

The organisation believes in transparency and enjoys a credible reputation for its commitment, work and devoted staff for providing a healthy and democratic work atmosphere.

Dharti respects philosophy of rights based approach and makes efforts towards demystification of rights based approach for the larger interest of poorest, marginalised and socially excluded community. Dharti is continuously working towards internalising the rights based approach among community members and community leaders.


Towards the attainment of its defined set of objectives, Dharti pursues following strategies:

  • Community cadre building
  • Community education, capacity building and knowledge management
  • Organisation and formation community groups
  • Creating credibility and self-image of community based organisations
  • Participatory planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Campaigning and advocacy
  • Governance strengthening
  • Transparency and accountability promotion
  • Innovation, model creation for replication and scalability
  • Institutional linkages
  • Policy and media advocacy


  • Empowerment
  • Innovation
  • Measurability
  • Quality
  • Sharing
  • Learning
  • Collaboration

These are some strongly shared values that strengthen and provide us distinctive direction to our development orientation.

Stories from the Field

Water to Power


The case discusses about an intervention that was initiated in a stratified society where caste based discrimination had been the order. The discrimination against a certain segment was ...


Water at Doorstep

Muslim Vasti hamlet, once a village without water, now has each and every household connected through new hand pump with regular safe drinking water available. Today women of the village do not spend ...


Approach to Full Sanitation

Young Sarpanch of Goat Panchayat believes in development of the village. After realising the importance of toilet and its use, he tried to imbibe this understanding among others in the village. For ...


If There is a Will There is a Way

This is the story of one section of the society which remained most under developed, deprived, discriminated and humiliated since ages. The intervention of Dharti inspired them to fight against this ...