About Us

Legal Status of Organisation

Registration no. 334/93-94
FCRA A/c no. 031230015/98
Permanent Account No. AAATN2645J
Income Tax Act 1961 (12 A) 12A/2000-2001/596
Income Tax Act 1961 (80G) 80G(5)/2005-/2585

Genesis & Continuation

Nav Jagriti, a grass root level non-government organization, was institutionalized in the year 1993 under Indian Societies registration Act’1860. The organization federally operates in addressing the different issues of flood prone and water logging areas of Bihar.

     Actually Nav Jagriti was formed by a group of educated and concerned youth of Parsa block who were facing the hurdles of flood and water logging in Saran district since years. It was 1991 when these youths started their struggle against flood and water logging systematically thereby forming an informal organization “Jal Jamao Virodhee Sangharsh Committee” (A Committee against Water Logging) at Saran District. This was a platform to highlight the consequences of flood into water logging in the district and beyond.

     Later on this group needed some support and donations to take up larger issues for the community to serve in a better way. This need gave birth to Nav Jagriti (NJ) in 1991which got registered under Indian Societies Registration Act in 1993. Since then it is serving as non-profit, non-political, non-religious, philanthropic organisation. NJ has emerged as one of the pioneer development organisations in the field of Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction, Education, Child Rights, Women Empowerment, Health, and Livelihood for the deprived and downtrodden communities living under economic hardship and other social problems.


Nav Jagriti aspires to the value of individual and collective efforts for integrated development and it also inspires to ensure better conditions for the people at large and disadvantaged and vulnerable section of the society in particular


To capacitate and empower women in particular and poor people in general to fight for their rights and get them organized to fight for the issue of water logging. It also aims to bring the better living opportunities and basic amenities for the general mass in the flood prone and water logged area.


Nav Jagriti is a fully democratic organization primarily run by Executive Committee (EC) headed by the Secretary. This EC works as per the suggestions obtained from regular meeting of NJ’s General Body. The General Body (GB) has 26 members represented by a variety of professional sectors who can better advise the EC to work on different issues. The GB includes one doctor, two advocates, four professors, four farmers, seven social workers and eight teachers. The GB elects 11 qualified personalities inclined to deliver quality and intellectual’s service to guide the community in a progressive direction to be members of Executive Committee. The EC is mainly responsible for the governance through its elected secretary. (Organogram attached in Annexure-3)

Core Constituency

As the mission states NJ works for the most deprived sections of the communities. In the context of its area of operation primary focus is towards the Mahadalits (Mushhars in particular), Dalits and minority (Muslims in particular) communities. Women within all reference communities are the major participants in all the interventions of NJ. Presently NJ works in 10 flood prone districts of Bihar with major focus on humanitarian support with the support of other stakeholders. The details operational area is as follows-

Name of the district Number of Blocks Number of Village Total Households Total Population
Saran 9 65 39721 198605
Siwan 1 11 4962 34734
Gopalganj 2 23 5386 37702
Muzaffarpur 2 10 3958 27706
Sitamarhi 8 39 9814 58884
Purnea 1 2 372 3348
Samastipur 3 45 7529 45174
Khagaria 3 42 4653 23265
Madhepura & Supaul 3 45 6742 40452
Total 32 282 4653 429418

Operational areas and Target Groups

Currently Nav Jagriti is working with nearly half a million people scattered over 32 blocks and 285 villages in ten north Bihar. This covers a large area under the northern Gangetic Delta. The districts are namely Vaishali, Gobalganj, Muzaffarpur, Saran, Siwan, Samastipur, Supaul, Khagaria, Sitamarhi and Medhepura.

    As target groups, NJ has been working with and for downtrodden, deprived and most marginalized people, poorest of the poor, women, girls and children, poor and marginalised farmers, adolescent girls, migrant communities , commercial sex workers, needy and helpless, neglected & trafficked children, flood and disasters affected people as the priority groups.

Principles , Ethics and Work Culture

NJ believes in principles of transparency, accountability and participatory practices in planning and implementation of all programs , Members and Associates, of NJ believe in collaborative, accountable and innovative work culture that facilitates development not as a product but as a process and meant for creating an enabling environment for uplifting the downtrodden.

Human Resources

A strong team of competent and experience persons are engaged with NJ who has proven their efficiency during all interventions. Most of the team members are trained in their respective thematic areas. A continuous effort on the part of organisation is made to equip the staff members for effective and sustainable implementations of its programme. Presently, NJ has 132 staff members out of which nearly 40 % are women workers. 25 staff members among them are engaged in humanitarian support related projects. Besides, there are 80 volunteers, who have been trained for the humanitarian interventions at the time of need. (Details in Annexure- 4)

Policy and Procedure

Nav Jagriti is adhered to various system and procedure. The organization has its own Human Resource (HR) Manual/ policy, Finance policy, Gender policy and Child protection policy developed and practiced minutely by the all. Apart from that there are various MIS system developed as per the requirement of the programs and data base information is collect and reported from time to time.

Thematic Areas for Intervention

  • 1. Education & Child Rights Protection
  • 2. Disaster Risk Reduction
  • 3. Women Empowerment
  • 4. Community Health
  • 5. Natural Resources Management (NRM) & Livelihood
  • 6. Gender Development & Mainstreaming

Agenda of Education has been one of the core focuses from the inception of the NJ as Bihar is a backward state with high incidence of poverty, poor literacy rate especially of female , high density of population , lack of awareness, inaccessible and poor infrastructure for educational facilities etc. Being a highly flood affected and water logged area which directly affects the livelihood , mass migration of labour and farmers takes place in search of jobs, In that case, women are forced to take all the responsibilities of house hold works, livelihood, children’s health care and education. By the intervention of Nav Jagriti, Scenario of the education level is increasing gradually. NJ has been actively engaged in the literacy mission, adult literacy program, Non Formal Education Program through various networks, advocacy and campaigns . Achieving universal primary education by 2015 under Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is yet to be achieved despite Sarva Shikshya Abhiyan and Right to Education Act in place. It has experienced being lack of effective administration, proper infrastructure , teacher’s irregularity and shortage , poor teaching learning process, lack of TLM, parent’s carelessness towards education etc. as some of the reasons for poor performance in the education system. Gender based discrimination , domestic work , sibling’s care, early marriage also leads to girl children dropping out. The ratio of drop out children out of school and child rights violation cases with these vulnerable communities are sadly on the rise.

     Nav Jagriti started its struggle against flood and water logging which is a quite common phenomenon in north Bihar. In course of its intervention, NJ realised the consequences of this situation and strategized to help the affected. The strategy stemmed out of the mission statement of the organization which suggest of a two pronged strategy (i) to address the problems through existing resources and (ii) to demand their entitlements from the existing governance system through a chain of interventions right from village to panchayat, block, district and state level. The said strategy was also found essential to make the interventions long lasting and sustainable. In order to achieve its mission NJ has undertaken different streams of activities. Which include the following-

Sl. No. Title of the project Project Location Project Duration Funding Agency Major Interventions
1 Child Centred Community Development Program Parsa and Maker blocks, Saran, Bihar 2007 onwards PLAN INDIA - Strengthening Child participation, safeguarding Child Rights, -Prevention of Child trafficking, Early child marriage, -Child education with joyful learning -Trainings on Flood Preparedness for community - Melas on Bal Bhagidari especially for children -Construction of new bore well/ hand pumps -Consultation meeting with School teachers, SMC members, Children club members, VHSC members for accessing existing School wash facilities and develop a School WASH Plan at block level -Community consultation to understand community needs in order to develop a village level plan - Nukkad Natak on Exclusive Breast feeding, immunization, birth registration , liaising with Govt services for pregnant ladies, lactating mothers, adolescent girls -Enterpreneurship development program for women, Skill development for youth -Financial management for micro and small enterprises etc. -
2 Education and Health in flood affected areas in Sitamarhi Runnisaidpur block, Sitamarhi, Bihar 1st Jan’2010 to 31st Dec 2012 KFB AUSTRIA -Running non-formal education Centres -Deliver quality education among the children - -Capacity building training of NFE Teachers - Vocational training for adolescent girls and women on stitching, tailoring and embroidery -Training of groups on health and HIV/AIDS -Awareness on health and education
3 Improving Community health services through curative and preventive health care in flood and water logged areas of Saran districts Parsa and Maker blocks, Saran, Bihar 2006-2012 MISSEREOR -Health Curative services with the functions of ongoing Health care Centre - Ensuring Education on hygiene and sanitation through peer educators to community members - Community awareness and sensitization on using pure water, hygiene and sanitation -Training of ANM, ASHA, AWW, SHG Members as well as General women on maintaining hygiene and sanitation during floods
4 New life for women & girls victims of prostitution Kapshahar village in Maker, Saran Jan 2002 to Dec’2012 DKA, AUSTRIA - Running non-formal education Centres - Distribution of Joyful teaching and learning materials for NFE Children - Panchayat meetings on safeguarding Child Rights -Mainstreaming of Children with formal education
5 Community mobilisation on education and health among most vulnerable children and adolescent girls of deprived community Runnisaidpur block, Sitamarhi, Bihar Ongoing since Jan 2006 SKN NEDERLAND -Training to adolescent girls on tailoring - -Liaising with govt. officials for proper implementation of Govt Schemes
6 Child Centered Community based Disaster Risk Reduction Program Mansi block, Khagaria 2011 onwards SAVE THE CHILDREN -Strengthening livelihood and Women Empowerment through SHG Formations and its inititatives -Community Food security through establishment of Grain Banks -Participatory Vulnerability Capacity analysis -Updating DRR Plan and approving it by Respective Gram Sabha -Monitoring Child Protection issues in project areas
7 Promotion and nurturing of SHGs in Saran district of Bihar Parsa block, Saran April ‘2012 onwards NABARD & APMAS -Social and resource mapping -Survey work on livelihood and failure of SHG -Formation of SHG and saving bank linkages. -Capacity building training of SHG
8 Resilience building of the women for Disaster risk Reduction in Multi Hazard prone area of Bihar Khagaria Ongoing since 2012 SSP Misserior- Mumbai -Awareness of community on DRR, Climate Change and Food Security aspects. -Training of SHG Members on Resource mapping, Hazard mapping etc. -Plantation -Promotion of Vermin Compost etc.
9 Recovery and Risk Reduction of flood affected communities in Bihar Khagaria 2008-2010 SAVE THE CHILDREN -Formation of Child Groups (CG)& Child Protection Committees (CPC) - Regular meetings of CG & CPC - Development of School safety plans -Maintenance and management of Hand pumps -Arsenic issues and Mitigation
10 Promoting livelihoods of poor ,small and marginal farmers with specific focus on flood and water logged areas in Bihar Saraiya block, Muzzafarpur Ongoing since 2008 CWS-JTT- SDTT -Drainage -Livelihood promotion of farmers -Soil Testing -Promotion of Horticulture development and nutrition Garden -Agriculture training such as SWI & SRI Methodolozy -Livestock promotion and management -Promotion of vermin compost -Solar lighting
11 Reducing vulnerability of community living to flood affected Khanpur block of Samastipur Ongoing since Jan’ OXFAM INDIA -Capacity Building of volunteers on emergency response and management. -Wash Interventions in schools -Completion of hand pumps with raised platform. -Livelihood support to flood victims - Input support to farmers for apply of SWI, Vegetable cultivation -Development of CCP Plan at panchayat level and its approval at Gram Sabha Meetings
12 India women flood and Climate Change training initiative Parsa & Maker blocks, Saran 2011-12 GORAKHPUR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION -Environmental Awareness Campaign -Sensitization on Climate change & Food security for women
13 Global Fund, RCC-2 Program for PPTCT Runnisaidpur Sitamarhi 2010-12 ILF&S EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY -Education and awareness on HIV/ AIDS -Providing safe place for HIV patients
14 MAID program for formation and strengthening of 270 CBSG Shinghia, Samastipur Ongoing since 2010 AGA KHAN FOUNDATION -Formation and strengthening of Female based Community based Saving groups
15 Target Intervention Project Runnisaidpur, Sitamarhi 2010-12 BSACS -Community awareness and sensitization on AIDS -Identification of AIDS Patients and liaising for their treatment with Govt. health services; -Capacity building training of AIDS Patients
16 Awareness on Environment (Common wealth Games) Parsa and Maker blocks, Saran 2010-12 CEE -Community sensitization on Forest , Environment and Eco System -Plantation -Prevention of pollution
17 Global Fund Round -9 TB Project Saran 2010- ADRA INDIA -Awareness on T.B such as Causes, symptoms and treatment of Tuber-culosis, Retreatment of T.B as well as Side-effects of T.B Medicines
18 Rural Haat Program Runnisaidpur block, Sitamarhi 2010-12 NABARD -Construction of Rural Haat
19 Revival of agriculture of local economy development of eastern UP and northern Bihar Runnisaidpur block, Sitamarhi 2007-11 GRAMIN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES -Distribution of agri equipment and support to farmers -Agriculture training -Livelihood promotion of farmers
20 Child Friendly Flood Shelter Khagaria 2010-11 SAVE-CFFS -Construction of Child Friendly Flood Shelter with proper sanitation systems - Safety and security for flood victims especially women and Children -Prevention of Child trafficking during flood -Enough space on ground floor for safeguarding of animals also
21 Bihar Flood Relief Khagaria 2008-11 GIVE INDIA, MUMBAI Rehabilitation of flood victims
22 Strengthening capacity of NGO in main streaming HIV into their development work Sitamarhi 2007-11 UNDP -Awareness on HIV/AIDS -Prevention of HIV/AIDS in new born children of mothers having HIV/AIDS
23 Formation and strengthening of SHG Groups Runnisaidpur, Sitamarhi 2010-11 GLTP-NABARD -Formation of SHG -Capacity building of SHG -Thrift & Credit, Inter loaning -Bank Saving linkages as well as Bank Credit linkages
24 Child labour School Parsa and Dariyapur blocks of Saran 2007-11 CHILD LABOUR WELFARE SOCIETY , SARAN -Running of Schools for Child labour -Providing vocational training along with the education - Joyful learning and congenial environment for the study -Mainstreaming of children with Govt. schools
25 Child line Program Sitamarhi 2007-11 CHILD LINE FOUNDATION -Prevention of Child trafficking -Child rescue and Rehabilitation
26 Sustainable improvement of marginalised communities affected by flood Khanpur and Kalyanpur blocks of Samastipur 2008-10 CARE INDIA -Natural resource based livelihood improvement - Improving access to credit -Disaster Preparedness -Rehabilitation activity -Agriculture service station -Flood shelter -Agricultural support to farmers
27 Sustaining the lives and Dignity of the IDP’s Supaul district of Bihar 2009-10 CCF -Construction of latrines and handpumps
28 Community Mobilisation on Education and Health of the Children and High vulnerable Girls of Mushar and Pasi community Garkha block of Saran 2009-10 SKN -Running NFE Centre -Vocational Training -Training of groups on health -Awareness on health and education
29 Formation and strengthening of SHG Groups Maker block, Saran 2009-10 GLTP-NABARD -Formation of SHG -Capacity building of SHG -Thrift & Credit, Inter loaning -Bank Saving linkages as well as Bank Credit linkages
30 Young People Reproductive and Sexual Health & Rights Maker block, Saran 2007-10 MAMTA -Awareness on Health issues especially STI, RTI, AIDS -Emphasis on nutritious food
31 DRR Program Saran 2011-12 UNICEF -Development of DRR Plan -Approval of DRR Plan in Gram Sabha meetings -Community preparedness on Disaster
32 Women Empowerment Program 60 villages in Parsa, Maker, Amanaur, Taraiya & Madhaura blocks of Saran distt. 2007-09 DA-PWC-PACS PROGRAM -Formation of SHG and its capacity building -Thrift & Credit, Inter loaning -Bank Saving linkages as well as Bank Credit linkages
33 Flood Relief in Bihar Khagaria & Madhepura 2008-09 MISSEREOR -Rescue and Rehabilitation -Distribution of relief materials
34 Water-logged land and re-building agrarian livelihood within Bihar Parsa & Maker, Saran 2007-09 THE FORD FOUNDATION -Drainage Development -Agriculture training -Reclaiming of water from Chaur areas
35 Promotion of sustainable livelihood and community mobilisation for the marginal farmers and women Runnisaidpur block, Sitamarhi 2007-09 IGSSS -Formation of SHG and its capacity building -Thrift & Credit, Inter loaning -Bank Saving linkages as well as Bank Credit linkages -Initiating of Income Generation Activities(I.G.A)
36 Recovery and Risk Reduction of flood affected communities Khagaria 2008-09 Save the Children - Rescue and Rehabilitation -Distribution of relief materials
37 Flood Relief Program Madhepura and Khagaria 2008-09 PSI - Distribution of relief materials
38 Concern Flood Relief Madhepura 2008-09 Concern Worldwide - Distribution of relief materials
39 Demonstration of Alternative Energy (Solar Lighting and Alternative Livelihoods of Mushar communities in North Bihar Parsa and Maker blocks, Saran 2007-09 CEE NORTH -Drainage Development -Agriculture training -Solar Lighting etc.
40 Sharva Shisksha Abhiyan Parsa and Dariyapur blocks of Saran 2007-08 S.S.A Saran -Running of NFE Centers -Distribution of joyful learning materials -Creating congenial learning environment for children -Mainstreaming the children in formal education
41 Skill Training Program Parsa and Maker blocks, Saran 2007-08 DRDA Saran -Skill building training on Tailoring, Embroidery , Computer etc.
42 National Environmental Awareness Compaign Parsa Block, Saran 2007-08 R.Y.C.C Patna Environmental awareness
43 Vocational training to youth Kapsahar village in Maker, Saran 2010-12 DKA Austria Vocational training on Mobile training and Computer training

Members of Executive Committee

Sl. No. Name Qualification Position Address Age Occupation
01. Ms Manju Devi B.A President Vill.+ P.O.-Kadna,Via- Garkha Distt.- Saran, Bihar 49 Professor
02. Mr. Jitendra Kumar M.A.(LSW} Secretary Vill.- Sikati, P.O.-Anjani, Distt.- Saran, Bihar 40 Social worker
03. Mr. Suman Singh M.A Treasurer Vill.+ P.O.-Kadna,Via- Garkha Distt.- Saran, Bihar 55 Professor
04. Mr. Mukesh Kumar PGDRD, XISS Member Q.No.-420, Chitra Shubham Bhawan, Tilak Marg, Boring Road, Patna 45 Social Worker
05. Ms. Meena Kumari Srivastava M.A, Ph. D Member Vill.+ P.O.-Parsa, Distt.- Saran, Bihar 42 Head Mistress
06. Ms. Vijanti Devi I.A Member Vill.- Sikati, P.O.-Anjani, Distt.- Saran, Bihar 38 Social Worker
07. Mr. Ganesh Pd Gupta (Adv) LLB Member Vill.- Mathia, P.O.-Anjani, Distt.- Saran, Bihar 45 Advocate
08. Mr. Shivpujan Manjhi I.A Member Vill+P.O.-Kapasahar, Via-Phulwaria, Distt.-Saran, Bihar 52 Social worker
09. Ms. Poonam Singh B.A Member At.- Ramnagar, Chapra, Distt.- Saran, Bihar 38 Social Worker

Organisational Structure

Human Resources

Sl Designation Qualification Experience In yrs. Wom. Men Total
1. Programme Manager R.D, M.BA, MSW 10 00 03 03
2. Program Coordinator RD , MBA 5 01 00 01
3. Project Coordinator R.D 1-5 01 05 06
4. Project Manager M.A 10 00 02 02
5. Finance Executive B.COM 8 00 01 01
6. Administrative Officer B.Com 3 00 01 01
7. NRM Coordinator M.A (LSW) 12 00 02 02
8. Health Coordinator M.A 2 00 01 01
9. Education Coordinator M.A 6 01 00 01
10. SHG & IGP Coordinator M.A 9 01 05 06
11. Accounts Assistants B.COM 2 00 02 02
12. Office Secretary I.A 2 01 00 01
13. Clerks I.A 3 01 01 02
14. Engineer/Agriculturist M tech./M. Sc Ag. 5 02 00 02
15. Advocate BA.(LLB) 11 00 01 01
16. Motivators B.A 7 02 05 07
17. Doctor MBBS,MS,FRCS. 10 01 03 04
18. ANM B.A 3 04 00 04
19. Health Workers I.A 1 00 05 05
20. Supervisors B.A 4 02 03 05
21. Lab Technician B.Sc(Bio) 3 00 01 01
22. Teachers B.A 10 24 00 00
23. Storekeeper Matric 3 00 01 01
24. Ambulance Driver I.A 1 00 01 01
25. Tractor Drivers Non Matric 2 00 02 02
26. Grass root workers / volunteers Matric/I/A 9 12 12 24
27. Sweepers Non Matric 11 02 00 02
28. Total 36 59 95


IGSS, New Delhi DKA, Austria
CWS, Secunderabad BSACS, Patna
CEE North, New Delhi SDTT, Mumbai
NABARD, Patna SKN, Netherland
SSA (HUNER), Patna DFID – PACS, New Delhi
FORD Foundation Child Line India foundation, Mumbai
Plan International Save the Children
Child Fund India Concern Worldwide International
PSI, Dehradun SVARAJ
Healing Touch Spers (Infosys) Misereor, Germany
GDS, lucknow SDTT, Mumbai
DRDA, Saran FVTRS, Bangalore
IL & FS, Dehi Technopak, Noida Delhi
GIZ Germany RDO Finish
State Society for Ultra poor and Social welfare, GoB

Contingency Stock (Ware house)

Contingency Stock in the Organization Contingency Stock in the Community
1.Boat-02 Boat-05
2. Life Jackets-150 Life Jackets-30
3.Community kitchen set-05 Community kitchen set-05
4.First Aid Box-25 First Aid Box-30
5.Tarp-Tarpoline sheet Tarp-Tarpoline sheet
6.Search & Rescue set-02 Search & Rescue set-02
7.Dari-05 -
8.Mega phone-05 Mega phone-30
9. Water Filter-10 Water Filter-22
10. ORS & Chlorine tablets-1000 pack -

Infrastructure and Equipments


Sl Assets Nos.
1. Office Rooms 6
2. Training Hall 1
3. Seminar Hall 1
4. Hospital Beds
Operation theatre
Medicine Centre
Doctor’s Chamber
Nurse's Chamber
X-ray Room
5. Staff’s residences 6
6. She (Ladies’ Toilet) 2
7. He (Gent’s Toilet) 2
8. Bathroom 1
9. Mess 1
10. Library 1
11. Herbal Garden 8 acres


Sl. No. Particulars Nos.
1 Almirah Steel Made Wooden Cemented
2 Tables 31
3 Chairs 303
4 Fans (Ceiling) 31
5 Air Conditioner 01
6 Refrigerator 0 2
7 Generators 4
8 Inverter 6
9 Solar pate 4


Sl Vehicles Nos.
1. Ambulance 01
2. Tractor 04
3. Motor Cycles 17
4. Boat 02
5. Bicycles 11


Sl Equipments Nos.
1. Computers 08
2. Laptop 13
3. Video Camera 01
4. Digital Still Camera 06
5. Cell Phones 15
6. Telephones 02
7. Photostat machine 01
8. Scanner 01
9. Printers 06
10. Typewriters 01

Musical Instruments

Sl Instruments Nos.
1. Harmonium/synthesizer 1
2. Dholak 2
3. Tabla Duggi 1
4. Jhal 4 pairs
5. Mic 3
6. Amplifier 1
7. Sound Boxes 4
8. LCD (Projector) 1
9. VCD Player 1
10 Colour Television 1

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