Samaj Pragati Sahayog as Support Voluntary Organisation

3And corporations are crucial in providing favourable market opportunities to farmers, eliminating the traditional moneylender-traders who were the lynchpin of the system of exploitation in rural areas.

The SVO can be visualised as a nucleus, giving rise to many nuclei of empowerment all over the country, in a massive multiplier fashion. This appears to provide acredible model of ensuring quality at scale. It works by the SVO building capacities and providing technical and logistical support to grass-roots partners. In this way the SVO achieves far greater scale than it could have achieved if it had worked directly only as an NGO and at a far higher quality than if it had had to become a large bureaucracy.

Baba Amte Centre for People’s Empowerment is a Centre of Learning whose faculty are learners and which has been home to a large spectrum of learners from school students, to village communities to panchayats and governments to students of technical institutes such as the Indian Institute of Technology.