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About Us

Jivan Vikas Maitri (JVM) is one of the registered bodies of Jesuits in Chhattisgarh, working towards bringing the marginalized and tribal to the main stream. It was established in 1991.

More than 1/3 of the population in Chhattisgarh, especially the tribals living in the less developed area live below the poverty line and have always been deprived of the development activities.

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Events

Geographical Presence

DHANWARKALA

The centre at Dhanwarkala and Jeevan Vikas Maitri at Pathalgaon, have been working together for this development since 1997. Through social, economic, education and health services; change has been taking place among them for the better

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JHINGO

This a a adivasi belt and agriculture is the main source of income for them. Most of the adivasis received it as their inheritance whereas some adivasi communities were forced to go for farming due to external circumstances.

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KERAKACHHAR

It was realised that without a technical know-how the Adivasi youth would land up nowhere. Rural Vocational Training Centre (RVTC) was established in 1997 to train Adivasi rural village youth especially the school dropouts.

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Bhaiswar

It is a village 47 kilometers away from Baikunthpur District head quarters. It is surrounded by forest and hills. This area is thickly populated by Gond tribe, thus it is known as Gondwana mission.

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Programs

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Education

Education has been always a top priority for the Jesuits. JVM has played a crucial role in bringing the education scenario to the track for close to three decades

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Agriculture

Tomato Farming is emerging as a good livelihood option for the poor. Pathalgaon is known for red desert due to cultivation of tomato in more than 80 per cent

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Skilling

JVM is imparting skill training in youth through Rural Vocational Training Centre (RVTC), situated in Karaikechhar. RVTC is working in a direction

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Lok Manch

There are numerous Schemes under implementation by various State and Central level bodies which are of assistance to farmers ranging across extension

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