A registered society
under the aegis of the Ministry of Rural Development a) involving the people through
voluntary organisations (VOs) in the implementation of government programmes as well as
need-based innovative projects and b) creating a peoples movement for development in
rural areas by means of a high degree of social mobilisation, lowering of social barriers
and empowerment of the rural poor.
Our Objective is to:
encourage, promote and assist voluntary action in the
implementation of projects for the enhancement of rural prosperity;
strengthen and promote voluntary efforts in rural
development with focus on injecting new technological inputs in this behalf;
act as the national nodal point for co-ordination of all
efforts at generation and dissemination of technologies relevant to rural development in
its wide sense;
act as a clearing house of information and data bank;
assist and promote programmes aimed at conservation of
the environment and natural resources;
collaborate with other institutions, associations and
societies in India or abroad including concerned international agencies and constituents
of the UN system interested in similar objectives;
prepare, print and publish papers, periodicals,
monographs and books in furtherance of the objectives of the society; and
Our delivery channels:
organisations since they have been playing progressively increasing role in the
implementation of development policies and programmes of the government. As self-managed
institutions dedicated to the cause of helping poor and needy, voluntary organisations
have the necessary flexibility and approach of reaching and working with the people
directly and so are in better position to comprehend the idiom of development in terms of
the basic needs of the community in general and those of deprived groups in particular.
Our eligibility conditions for VOs:
Have registered under the Societies Registration Act,
1860 or a state amendment thereof, the Indian Trust Act 1882 or the Charitable and
Religious Act 1920.
Should have rural development specifically as one of the
The VO should be established and should have working
experience with peoples mobilisation for atleast three years.
Have had a Bank or Post office account for the last three
Be working with the beneficiaries in rural areas if the
VOs headquarters are located in an urban area.
§ Not have been put on CAPART list of VOs to
whom funding has been suspended.
Our Programmes and Schemes
mobilise the most disadvantaged sections of society for a cause sufficiently just or
serious to enable them to start their struggle for betterment of their economic status and
social power on their own or through VOs.
of innovative and integrated projects for generation of employment, income generation,
creation of community assets and fufillment of basic needs like housing, drinking water,
areas identified are:
Micro planning (Adopt a Village Programme):
Drought proofing drought prone areas
Innovative housing programmes
Health and sanitation
Environment and Energy
projects that a) facilitate the spread of new rural technologies and revitalise those
indigenous ones that are in danger of being wiped out with the spread of new, and often
expensive, technologies b) supports research and trial of such technology and schemes for
the popularisation of these amongst the people for facilitating the transfer of
technologies from laboratory to land.
Operational in drought prone and water
scarcity area with the active involvement of grassroot voluntary organisations and village
level beneficiaries involving experienced voluntary organisations representing all the
agro-ecological zones in the country. The unique model of Support Voluntary Organisations
(SVOs) to train and technically assist various voluntary organisations approved for
watershed & natural resource management has been developed for better implementation
of the programme.
of awareness through formation of sangams and
taking up of economic support activities to enable the disabled to become self supporting
and equal partners in the developmental process of the community.
is on community based rehabilitation programmes through VOs with the focus on development
rather than welfare.
the information needs of both voluntary organisations and the in-house requirement of the
headquarters and Regional committees.
Provides marketing support to the rural artisans and promotes their goods
Bridges the critical gaps in the chain of production from the initial stage of
manufacture to the point of purchase.
Brings buyers and sellers in contact with each other through Gram Shree Melas
organised throughout the country at the regional levels and at metropolitan and other
major marketing centres.
Young Professional Scheme (YP)
professionalism in the voluntary sector through campus recruitment each year from reputed
Institutions like Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), Tata Institute of Social
Sciences (TISS) etc. and deputes them with voluntary organisations and CAPARTs own
A facilitation officer at the Head Office and Regional
Committee offices who helps VOs visiting CAPART.
Well equipped Library with approx. 12,000 books,
periodicals and journals on developmental issues available for all visitors with Xerox
facility, situated at:
For Complaints & Grievances:
A specified time is fixed for visitors at CAPART offices which is 2 p.m. 5
The National Standing Committee are represented by prominent social workers, VOs,
academicians and officials who ensure that funds are sanctioned to only deserving cases
and that the system approved by CAPART is actually followed.
Complaints against CAPART staff/officials can be made to the Grievances
Officer either in person or through letters to CAPART Hqrs.
Through brochures giving particulars of various schemes
Detailed guidelines on each scheme, available in
English/Hindi and regional languages at free of cost from CAPART headquarters and also at
the offices of the Regional Committees.
CAPART Newsletter, (bi-monthly) Peoples Action
A display board at the reception of CAPART headquarters
and Regional Committees.
CAPART has its own
website at www.capart.nic.in, which contains all
the information about the organisation. VOs can visit our website and can access
for Advancement of Peoples Action & Rural Technology (CAPART).
no: 24642395 - (10 lines)
Fax no: 24648607