DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DESTRUCTION,
EMPOWERMENT FOR ENABLING CHOICES

Pragya India is a non-profit development organisation committed to poverty relief, environmental protection, access to healthcare and education, gender equality, social justice and disaster management. Founded in 1995, Pragya secures transformational change at the grassroots, focusing on the remote and marginalised communities often left behind in the development process.

ABOUT PRAGYA INDIA

Pragya takes a practical and culturally-sensitive and ecologically sustainable approach to development. Our work is grounded in long-term community partnerships where communities engage in creating the change they want to see, and ensure that their environment is protected. Working through a combination of grassroots initiatives, scientific and policy research, and advocacy, Pragya enhances the capacities of individuals, communities and institutions to create more humane and equitable societies. 

Pragya (India) is registered as a Trust under the Indian Trusts Act, and has an FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, India) certification. Pragya has 14 offices in India: the India Coordinating Office at Gurgaon and field offices at Salumber, Dungarpur, Rudraprayag, Joshimath, Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh, Narayanpur, Tezpur, Madhepura, Araria, Leh, Keylong and Bharmour.

Pragya is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Pragya has Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).



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A large number of girls in rural India are out-of-schools. Their childhood is spent in trivial household chores and many of them are forced to become 'child brides'...

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WHAT WE DO

Equity for Women and Marginalised Groups

Equity for Women and Marginalised Groups

Gender sensitivity is entrenched across the spectrum of Pragya’s work. Aspects of our livelihoods work are aimed exclusively at women, whilst our food security work focusses on the nutritional health of women, and trains women as...

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Environment and Energy

Environment and Energy

Pragya is strongly committed to development solutions that operate in harmony with the natural environment, and to protecting fragile ecosystems and biodiversity from the impacts of climate change. Much of Pragya’s...

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Livelihoods and Food Security

Livelihoods and Food Security

Our Livelihoods and Food Security programme is helping lift deprived communities out of poverty, providing vital inputs and training across both traditional and niche-sector occupations...

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Water and Sanitation, Health and Emergency Management

Water and Sanitation, Health and Emergency Management

Pragya WASH programme is multi-pronged in its efforts to address these issues in a... 

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Education

Education

Education is a key aspect of Pragya’s work – interwoven across multiple programme areas. We are committed to extending education to the poorest households in neglected communities, no matter what the geographic and social... 

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Disaster Management

Disaster Management

Comprehensive in its scope, Pragya’s disaster management programme comprises the full package of disaster management interventions. Our award-winning, pre-disaster preparedness model is helping remote communities become more resilient to... 

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Networking and Advocacy

Networking and Advocacy

Pragya engages with key stakeholders from across the international development sector to spread our message, develop and share ideas, garner support, encourage debate and collaborate on projects. We harness knowledge and... 

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Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Pragya conducts wide-ranging research in all the countries in which we work. We undertake ethnographic research concerning last mile and marginalised populations, and the unique and often little-understood geographies... 

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OUR IMPACT

• Vocational training for 8400+ youth set them on a path to decent and gainful work and niche-sector livelihoods at the bottom of the pyramid

• 13000 farmers have access to cash crops, agricultural technologies and cooperatives, and ways to adapt to climate change

• Solar and wind micro-grids reaching electricity to several villages and cadre of Rural Technopreneurs for support

39 species of medicinal plants and 32 bird and animal species, 27 wetlands and springs being conserved in Himalayas 

• 16000 women and girls have improved nutrition, health and education, are asserting themselves against violence and discrimination, and accessing their economic rights

Nearly 4000 migrant workers and slum residents have improved healthcare, education, water and sanitation, and higher levels of inclusion

• 1500+ safe water and sanitation facilities in communities, schools, migrant worker settlements and nomadic groups

• Healthcare and nutrition inputs for 16 underserved districts have reduced malnutrition and disease for women and children

• 17000 children in 21 last-mile communities educated through mobile schools and non-formal centres

• Girls’ enrolment, educational performance and retention in schools increased in 7 districts, and attitudes being changed

• Distress of 100,000+ disaster-affected alleviated, provided shelter, food, medicines and other essentials,and assisted build back

• 800 community youth trained for early warning and emergency response, helping preparedness and mitigating risks for 17 remote vulnerable communities in areas vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change

Partners

Pragya India’s work is made possible by the financial support extended by individual donors, government bodies, national foundations and international organizations. We work to implement the various projects through our partner organizations in the target countries.