Who We Are

We are committed to contribute in unique ways to support our mission of reaching the poorest and tackling poverty

PARMARTH was set up to promote long-term sustainable livelihoods among one of the most backward regions of the country i.e. Bundelkhand in mid-90s. The organization was set up by local youths with a vision to empower local community through capacity building in such a way that they can assert their rights and entitlements of their own. In its journey of more than two decade the organization has largely contributed to the life of the most marginalized people, women, tribal and other deprived section of society.


To contribute to building a society where all people can gain access to basic amenities such as education, health care, water & sanitation and livelihood opportunities and where all people can realize their full potential.


Capacity building and empowerment of deprived and vulnerable communities, improve access to and quality of public services in the prioritized service sectors for marginalized communities, specifically Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) and with a strong and cross cutting focus on gender. 


Alignment to Sustainable Development Goals

Our Founder

Sanjay Singh

Sanjay Singh was born in a farmers’ family in the Jalaun district of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. He earned his Master’s in Social Service from Jivaji University, Gwalior and also obtained a diploma in agri-business from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow. He started social work in 1995 in the Chambal area of Bundelkhand at a time when he was ravaged by the dacoits. From this humble start, Parmarth is currently working in 10 districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on water security and sustainability.

Gandhian philosophy inspired him to be actively engaged in the social, economic and political upliftment through which he is tirelessly trying to bring about qualitative changes in the lives of the vulnerable and deprived sections of society. In the process he has received ample support from women & adolescents groups, youth, social activists, academicians, media functionaries, lawyers, researchers, change makers, students, political forces, panchayat members and other stakeholders.


Our Board

Sr. No.Name of MemberDesignationBackground/Profile
01Mr. Narendra SinghPresidentHe is post graduate from Jhansi University and is progressive farmer. He is also having a long experience of working on social issues like health, sanitation, and water conservation. He is actively engaged in social awareness between village level community
02Mr. SP SinghVice – PresidentHe is having a master’s degree in Social Work. He is a trainer of Livelihood promotion and capacity building of community members. He is working with UPSRLM
03Mr. Sanjay SinghSecretaryHe is a postgraduate. And is associated with organization since the inception i.e. from 25 years. He is holding the responsibility of Secretary and is highly devoted for advocacy, liaising, fund raising & management issues. He is leading Water & Right to food agenda. At present, he is also coordinating Jal-Jan Jodo Abhiyan as the National Convener of the campaign.
04Mr. Bhupendra GuptaTreasurerHe is a postgraduate in Social Work (MSW). He isa , well know personality district Jalaun. He is contributing to managing the organization’s systems & procedures with Parmarth.
05Mr. Santosh KumarMemberHe is a grass root activist and actively involved in the organization since last 18 years for various issues for rural development like education, environment, and entitlement of rural community and improvement of local governance and is an expert in community mobilization & organizational building process.
06Ms. Neelam PrabhatMember

She is having a master’s degree. She is a very prominent women activist in Uttar Pradesh and is promoting women farmers’ issues through AAROH campaign.

She is working since last 20 years in social sector with a specialization on gender issues.

07Mr. Surendra Singh SengarMemberHe is having a master’s degree.He has made sincere efforts to link children from disadvantaged communities to education. He himself worked as a professor with Degree College.
08Ms Deep KumariMemberShe comes from a rural background. She is grassroot activist on gender issues and is expert in  organizing community women and developing decision-making skills into them to enhance  their status in family as well as in society.
09Mr. Gopal SrivastavaMemberHe is a law graduate and working as a lawyer since 1998, constantly providing legal support to poor community for their grievance redressal.  He is expert in the civil matters.
10Mr. BaliramMemberHe belongs to schedule caste community and is dedicated to community mobilization, formation of CBOs &their capacity building. He is community leader, promoting the agenda of transparency of government schemes.
11Dr. Anupam SoniMemberDr. Soni is a senior social worker, he has obtained the degree of Ph. D. in English. Presently she is working as Assistant Professor in Bundelkhand Degree College.
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