Community Based Organizations

Community Based Organizations are widely heralded as leading contributors to poverty reduction and the achievement of food security. In its endeavor to create sustainable and viable projects, we have formed three apex bodies in Pratapgarh, Jaipur and Bundi.

We employ following strategy for formation & empowerment of Community Based Organizations (Peoples Organizations) …


Community Inclusion

We include community from the beginning of planning stage so that the sense of ownership can seep in and participation improves.


Linkages with Bank & Market

We develop market linkages of the POs so that the product they are creating can fetch fair price and credit is available at required time frame.


Identification of Leadership

We identify persons from within the community who have leadership qualities and are eager to learn management principles.


Formation of committees


Linkages of Committees with Government

We bring the committee members with government departments so that proper support and communication platform can be formed. This also helps in dispute resolution and faster execution of interventions.


Capacity building trainings of Committees

We conduct capacity building trainings for each committee so that they can learn the principles of inclusion, equity and management. These trainings include both classroom teaching (interactive) and exposure tours (field learning).


Ensuring Communication

Arpan has formed and mobilized following people’s organizations

Name of Deptt/ Project / AgencyFunding agency and project nameClient NameName of Sector in which POs were formedName & place of POs formed and year of formation
Integrated Livelihood enhancement of Tribal farmersFunded by NABARD under TDFPoor tribal farmer of PratapgarhHorticulture & AgricultureShri Bholenath Mahasamiti, Barawarda (2010)
Sustainable Development of Tribals at PratapgarhFunded by Agri. Dept, GoR under RKVYPoor tribal farmer of PratapgarhHorticulture & AgricultureShri Mahadev Mahasamiti, Pratapgarh (2011)
Livelihood enhancement through Horticulture WADI developmentFunded by TADD, GoRPoor tribal farmer of Jaipur & BundiHorticulture & AgricultureSamagra Gram Vikas Samiti- Bassi, Jaipur. (2008)

Shri Ganesh Gram Vikas Samuh, Deh, Bundi (2008)

Community Lift Irrigation SchemesFunded by TADD, GoRWUAs of CLISAgricultureUdaipur- 6




Watershed development ProgrammeFunded by TADD, GoRWCs of WatershedsAgricultureWatershed Committee- Narayankhera, Meriyakheri, Matasula, Samred Khurd & Thikariya
Rajasthan Minor Irrigation Improvement Project (RAJMIIP)Funded by WRD, GoR through GVT, JaipurWUAs of RAJMMIPAgriculture81 WUAs

Udaipur- 19

Banswara- 19

Dungarpur- 17

Rajsamand- 20

Bhilwara- 3

Chittorgarh- 3

Capacity Building on Mize Hybrid Seed (HQPM ) Production ProgrammeSelf Funded ProgrammeCluster of Farmers at BanswaraHybrid Seed ProductionMakka Beej Utapadak Samiti, Banswara