Every person deserves to lead a more secure, prosperous, and dignified life. With that vision in mind, the S M Sehgal Foundation mission is to strengthen community-led development initiatives to achieve positive social, economic, and environmental change across rural India.
S M Sehgal Foundation (Sehgal Foundation) has been working since 1999 to improve the quality of life of the rural communities in India. As a rural development NGO, established as a public, charitable trust, Sehgal Foundation has a skilled and dedicated team that creates sustainable programs to address rural India’s most pressing needs: Sehgal Foundation has five main program areas: Water Management, Agriculture Development, Local Participation and Sustainability, Transform Lives one school at a time, and Outreach for Development. These programs are supported by a skilled research team that engages in participatory research, impact assessment, and interactive dialogues to determine informed actions to achieve sustainable results.
With support from donors and partners around the world, Sehgal Foundation's grassroots programs and development interventions have already reached 2.5 million people across India, empowering individuals and communities in need to escalate and enhance their own development.
With more than two decades of experience in sustainable rural development, the teams at Sehgal Foundation in ten states, so far, across rural India have been on the forefront to design and implement interventions based on collective action, addressing pertinent rural development issues. The foundation teams engage in participatory research in development and policy issues, impact assessment, interactive dialogue, and community media to take informed actions, provide training and education opportunities to others in these efforts, and to achieve sustainable results.