Comprehensive Development at Gram Panchayath Level – Project Ashakirana

Started in 2018

11 Villages in Orohalli, Bengaluru Rural

Building Human &
Social Capital

Community centric


Create Human and Social Capital for sustainable development of selected rural communities

Building Human Capital through health & hygiene

WASH Hardware Interventions

  • 360 Households & 1260 Individuals have safe access to drinking water with water standpost construction in Belamangala & Gonganahalli
  • 1207 Individuals from 253 households in Ambalipura & Dodathagali have access to piped water supply after overhead tank renovation

Maternal Health

  • 271 Pregnant women and mothers attended Antenatal and Postnatal Camps conducted in 10 villages
  • 60 Community members screened at breast cancer screening camp

WASH Software interventions

  • 6055 Community members sensitized about the importance of hand hygiene and WASH through door to door awareness in the wake of COVID-19
  • 848 Community members engaged through mass awareness programs and world days in collaboration with Gram Panchayat and community leaders
  • 11 Watermen engaged for capacity building through an exposure visit to SVYM Mysuru.

NCD Care

552 Elderly screened in screening camps in 11 villages. Elderly Support Group Meeting reaching 187 members.

Buiding Human Capital through livelihood opportunities

57 Youth and women trained in varoius vocational skills like mobile repair, beautician course and natural farming

COVID-19 Response in rural communities

90% (2853) of the eligible panchayat residents vaccinated in Orohalli Gram Panchayat, a role model for COVID-19 preparedness for other rural communities

22 COVID-19 Positive individuals with mild to moderate symptoms served through teleconsulting

Nutritional support to vulnerable through 20 Ration Kits

24 COVID-19 Awareness Digital Street Campaigns


The SHG touched a sales figure of INR 43500 in year 2021-22

Impossible is nothing! Overcoming challenges with resilience

Meet the women entrepreneurs of Orohalli, Rural Bengaluru, as they grind, mould and shape Ragi (millet)
into Ragi flour, Papad, Murukku and while doing so crush the stereotypes associated with being a rural woman running a business.

What is inspiring is that during the COVID-19 lockdown, these women entrepreneurs provided Ragi products to COVID – 19 patients and families free of cost, demonstrating a spirit of community service.

Cases like this validate SVYM’s development paradigm of developing Human & Social Capital leading to positive economic consequences.

Economic consequences borne out of our thinking and actions do not end in yielding short term financial gains but encompass a wider view of wellbeing of people and community.

This, to us, is the development and the idea of ‘sustainability’ that is not limited to economic development but involves all dimensions of a human – cognitive, physical, psychological, social and spiritual. It has the participation of all stakeholders, it bridges rural-urban divide; it is appropriate to all and considers each and every human in the development journey as important, even to influence policy change.

The all women Self Help Group running the Ragi Unit in Orohalli is supported by Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement and Juniper Networks.