Self Governance and Seva Mandir
About Self Governance Programs
At the heart of Seva Mandir’s approach to development is a deep and abiding respect for the right of people to define and strive to actualize their own aspirations for a better future. In service of this ideal, Seva Mandir has helped create and works in partnership with over 530 Village Development Forums in southern Rajasthan, which administer over 600 Village Development Funds and fund more than 100 projects annually. Broadly, the self governance program aims to create an ecosystem where the positive forces of cooperation, transparency, equity, justice and responsible autonomy within the community can help lead the villages towards comprehensive development.