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About Us

Who We Are?

Shashwat is a grassroots initiative that was developed in response to a range of challenges faced by indigenous and tribal communities in the Pune district of India’s Maharashtra state.

Our Mission

to strive for reducing migration by generating employment and creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for land displaced tribals in the region, conservation of biodiversity and to create sustainable development solutions for people and resilient communities.

Late Anand Kapoor

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Why Choose us

  • Partnering with Shashwat

    Changing the lives of tribal people is a continuous process. The problem we are facing is huge but your contribution makes a difference. It certainly does. A small amount goes a long way. Collectively all the small contributions do add up to a large amount needed to effect change. You can also partner with us to contribute money, material, time or skills. Collectively we can bring the desired change and this is the fundamental principle on which Shashwat works.

  • Reaching the Unreachable

    We are consistently working to reach the unreachable, provide a better life, basic needs and empower the unheard. We are working on multi-faceted solutions targeting livelihood, health, education & environment.

  • Tribal Welfare

    Shashwat is grassroot initiative working with a sense of mission, courage & boldness for past 22 years in an around Dimbhe Dam & tribal areas of Bhimashankar sanctuary. Shashwat has been able to foster a spirit of cooperation and common vision between community members such that the communal enterprises and federations that have been created are deeply rooted in, and are now somewhat indivisible from, community identity. For our inspiring work we have been awarded UNDP’s Equator Prize in 2012.

How you can Support?

Get engaged. Lets build the new and find the better way.

Give Donation

Your donation will help us realize our vision reduce poverty of displaced tribal communities and to empower them to address their concerns related to equality, entitlements, livelihood, human rights and social justice.

Become Volunteer

Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Volunteer with us in a number of ways. Come and be the change.


Here at Shashwat you can work on a gamut of opportunities to reduce poverty, empower the tribal communities. You can gain work experience and simultaneously you can go transformation journey for you. We Welcome YOU!!


Shashwat has been awarded The Equator Prize in 2012. The award is organized by the Equator Initiative within the United Nations Development Programme. The award is given in recognition to its outstanding community efforts at grass root level efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Shashwat has been able to foster a spirit of cooperation and common vision between community members such that the communal enterprises and federations that have been created are deeply rooted in, community identity,Livelihood diversification activities which have been complemented by environment conservations , Health & Education interventions collectively making a contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Recent Projects

Self Help Group – Bachat Gat

OverviewSelf-Help Groups are informal associations of people from the same socio-economic background who choose to come together to find ways to improve their living conditions ...
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PADKAI Program

Hill Area Development towards Tribal Self-Reliance ‘Padkai’ is an age old system of self-help practiced among tribals in Pune district, particularly in hilly area and ridges ...
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Drawdown Cultivation

The tribal farmers that are displaced due the construction of Dimbhe Dam conduct farming on drawdown land, once the water level in the dam reduces ...
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OVERVIEWFisheries in India is a very important economic activity and a flourishing sector with varied resources and potentials. Only after the Indian Independence, has fisheries ...
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Employment generation


Migration Stopped


Education to Children


Health Care Services


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Recognition and awards

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