Community based organisations (CBOs) have been promoted in 17 gram panchayats of Jhansi district and 12 gram panchayats of Lalitpur district. These CBOs play a positive role in the development of the respective villages. For solving local problems they discuss possible collective efforts and take action accordingly.
Women organisations, tribals organisations, communication teams and children's clubs have been constituted at the village level in both the districts.
A special mention may be made of tribals organisation named Adivasi Sangha, which includes tribal families in 90 habitations in Jhansi, Lalitpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh). Social, economic and political condition of tribals is quite pitiable. Tribals do not have access to education and health facilties. The entire tribal community is victim of malnutrition, infectious diseases and 'religious' diseases. This tribal society is grimly struggling to save life amidst exploitation and atrocities. Most of the tribals are bonded and get very less wages – so much so that they are barely able to arrange 10 to 12 rotis (breads) for their families.
Now these tribals have taken a vow to improve their life. The need of the hour is to link them with developmental activities and process of empowerment.