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By , February 7, 2011 10:39 am

“CHALE CHALO” – Two Inspiring Hindi Words of a Hindi Film; Literary Mean “Let’s Move Forward”. It is a Grassroots Development Organization with Professional Commitment that emerged from the campaign to instill self-confidence among the victims of devastated super cyclone that hit Orissa in 1999. More than 300 volunteers under the dynamic leadership of the young social activist Mr. Ranjit Kumar Swain had extended all sorts of cooperation to local communities, government and non-government agencies in their relief and rehabilitation works in Kendrapara & Jagatsinghpur District of Orissa. After 5 years of its informal existence, in 2005 “CHALE CHALO” was registered under Indian Trust Act –1882. Since then it has been closely working with development actors in Orissa and Jharkhand, where majority of people reeling under abject poverty and are victims of disasters, exploitation, violence, inequality, injustice, violation of human rights and poor governance. The people involved in CHALE CHALO mostly hail from socio-political movements that aim for inclusive, equitable, just and sustainable development process.  

Each tiny Development Initiative of CHALE CHALO ultimately contributes for realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)………

The Thrusts of Our Sustainable Development Interventions have always been to:

  • Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
  • Promote Sustainable Livelihoods with focus on Sustainable Agriculture, NTFP & other Non-Farm based Productive & Income Generation Activities
  • Ensure Environmental Sustainability while giving top priority in addressing the Global Warming & Climate Change Issues through Local Actions
  • Promote Gender Equity & Social Justice and Empower the Voiceless Marginalized People including Women, Children, Youths, Tribals, Dalits, Disables and Income Poor etc.
  • Promote Human Rights, Human Values, Peace, Democracy and Social Harmony
  • Promote Basic Rights and Entitlements of the Poor Marginalized People (Right to Education, Health, Employment, Food Security, Drinking Water, Nutrition, Sanitation, Housing, Social Security, Land, Forest, Water, Information, Participatory Governance etc.) and Strengthen Inclusive Development Process
  • Reduce Child Mortality, Improve Maternal Health and Develop Human Resource
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis & other Diseases
  • Promote Participatory, Transparent, Accountable & Responsive Good Governance
  • Develop Local, State, National and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Value System in Management: Institutionalization of the system of self-regulation, democratic functioning, non-violence, equality, Equal Opportunity, respect for human values & human rights, respect for nature, caring and sharing, transparency, accountability, responsiveness, effectiveness and adoption of best practices are few mantras (core principles) of our internal organizational management. Target Groups: Marginalized children, youths, scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, backward caste, women, differently able people, landless, unorganized workers, forest dwellers, fishermen, migrants, prone to and/or victims of HIV/AIDS, displaced people, small and marginal farmers, destitute, income poor and other disadvantaged groups 

“Many small things done by many small people in many small places using small ideas can change the world”

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