About Us
UNICEF India Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health & Nutrition Mission Integrated Child Development Services Department of Women & Child Development BPNI, Maharashtra Health Education To Villages

19 Kamla Nagar,
Behind M & S Complex
New Bhupalpura,
100 Ft Shobhagpura Road
Udaipur 313 011, Rajasthan
Ph. No. - +91-294-2810373
Mobile No : +91-9166778628

Email- mksudr@rediffmail.com


GMKS believed an equitable, Peaceful, Just and value based society, free from discrimination of economic status, caste, Gender and religion.

The mission of GMKS is to organize and empower the tribal and marginalized section of the society through self-help initiatives. They can develop their own capabilities and manage resources to cater larger needs of the sustainable development process.
To empower poorest and venerable tribe community to deal with their own resources and practices for seeking sustainable livelihood, quality education, improved health and hygiene and nutrition to all , especially women and children for a dignified living.
GMKS put emphases on community participation with participatory planning ,implementation ,monitoring and evaluation .GMKS believes in common concessencess (Aam Sahmati) . In short the approach of GMKS is democratic ethical value and people based.
Self Help Groups

At present, GMKS is supporting a total 827 women across 42 SHGs. 827 SHG members are having saving of Rs.12,35,00/- and five lakh is under rotation through internal loaning.

GMKS has successfully established hundreds of SHGs in the region. These SHGs cater larger economic needs of the people living in below poverty line. The marked improvement in the functioning of the SHGs can be seen in facilitating better water resources, quality seed distribution for cultivation, micro finance for purchasing of cattle and mitigating other economic needs. The formation of SHGs has remarkably helped thousands of villagers to take loans and other financial assistance during drought and other financial crisis situations thereby making their conditions better by creating various livelihood opportunities in villages. After operation of the SHGs in this tribal region, the significant improvement noticed is the crop production and generation of employment opportunities for landless labours. Majority of them rely on agriculture. Drought and water paucity badly affect the livelihood of poor people. Equitable distribution of water through SHGs has been seen impacting on livestock and cattle business. This has allowed the people to increase per capita access of water and to raise their average monthly income.

Self Help Groups

Poverty reduction and stop migration:
Successful operation of these SHGs has also seen in helping the villagers to stay in the villages and involve themselves with some income generation activities. Opportunities to work both in farm and non-farm based activities increased and hence created new avenues for employment and livelihood. The migration towards town area is reduced in a great extent in the whole region.

Impact on child education:
Better crop production and substantial income generation opportunities in the villages have not only helped the poor people to raise income, but these have inevitably helped the children belonging to these poor families to enroll for the schools to access primary education.

Impact on woman:
As a result of availability of water, women don’t require walking long distance in search of water and they have more time now that they spend to take care of themselves and their families. This has remarkably reduced in-house tensions and they could be able to devote more time and attention towards child health and education. Becoming a member of the village development committee also provides an opportunity to woman to take part in decision making process.


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