Youth and Women Development

  • The main stakeholders are youth between 18 to 35 years. Our focus is to mobilize youths to address the issues of NT-DNT at village/pockets level. Training and capacity building is the core for mainstreaming of NT-DNT communities. More Than 1000 youth and women are mobilized through youth group formation. They are addressing issues of civic amenities in the Gram Sabha and successfully resolved the issues of water and sanitation, Aanganwadi, internal road facilities, street lights, common toilets and community hall.
  • Most youths from our field area are sanitized towards gender equality and promoting girl’s education in their own communities. Youths are also sharing domestic responsibilities.
  • Women participation and representation is increased in the Gram Sabha.
  • Build solidarity among the various sub groups.
  • Women are addressing the issues of violence against women.
  • Women from groups are addressing and intervening in cases of domestic violence at hamlet level.
  • Youth and women groups are ensuring that each family in the hamlet should get regular food grain on ration cards as per the government quota.


  • With Constant efforts and follow up with the government, we are successful in regularizing houses in the grazing land. More than 500 families in the block of Indapur regularized their houses in the grazing land and benefited and accessed the housing schemes.

Citizenship Entitlements and Government Schemes 

  • Due to the efforts of NIRMAN, 5730 people received Aadhar Cards, more than 1000 people benefited from different government schemes, 470 children received birth certificates, 421 people received PAN cards and 1530 people received caste certificates.


  • More than 1000 children aged between 6 to 14 years are getting regular educational support from Savitrichi Shala (Supportive School). Children are developing their confidence and sensitization about the importance of education. Dropout rate has decreased. They are attending regular school. Also, with help of Savitrichi Shala, we address the health, education, and psycho -social needs of children.
  • NIRMAN in collaboration with ICDS department have started Mini Anganwadi in Phule Nagar Area of Vishrantwadi, Pune. More than 100 children are receiving regular service from the ICDS Department.
  • NIRMAN is closely working with ICDS Department and children’s in Pune City and Rural part of Pune District. More than 600 children age between 0 to 6 years are receiving regular services from the ICDS Department. Our aim is no one children get deprived from hunger and should stop suffering from malnutrition.
  • NIRMAN organizes health awareness camps for children and women to create awareness about the health and nutritional services. There has been an increase in the number of women registering in Anganwadi and the number of institutional deliveries also increased. Parents became aware of immunization for their children. The percentage of vaccination has increased.
  • Through Project Jigyaasa enabled to improve the Scientific temper of around 4,000 students of 20 Schools of Pune Municipal Corporation. 40 Teachers are given handholding support to promote STEM methodology.
  • VIA Global Road Safety Education Programme through out of 20 schools in 16 schools, we had sensitized 1722 children aged between 10 to 14 years on road safety usage practices. We had conducted TOT (Teachers of Training) with 20 schools on road safety and We trained 120 teachers. We are also starting road safety practices with children from community learning centers which are run by NIRMAN.
  • 60 students which were dropouts are now re-enrolled and are re-appearing their 10th Grade in Evening Learning Centres in 2 batches

Campaign against child marriage 

  • It has been experienced that the child marriages among the underprivileged sections have been high. NIRMAN is working to stop these cases of child marriage. NIRMAN has formed a network against child marriages at Maharashtra level collaborating with 15 NGOs, which are working in 8 districts and NIRMAN, is the secretariat of this network.  NIRMAN has successfully stopped 39 child marriages.

Violence against Women Campaign (VAW)

  • Every year, NIRMAN organizes a 16day campaign which includes village level awareness programmes, documentary clips on gender based discrimination and violence, trainings and workshops with men and boys, conference on violence against women.  NIRMAN run activities with children and students in schools and colleges like essay competition, poster exhibition, street plays during the VAW Campaign fortnight.

  • NIRMAN has started a free Legal Aid and Counselling Centre for addressing cases of violence against NT-DNT women. NIRMAN counsels’ victims and intervenes in the rehabilitation process. More than 100 women received psycho social, legal and counselling support.


  • NIRMAN addressed the issues of NT-DNT single women and submitted a draft to Maharashtra drafting committee of single women. NIRMAN’s Representative is one of the members of this drafting committee. NT-DNT Single women suggestions and recommendations are included in the single women policy draft of Maharashtra state. 
  • NIRMAN is running a state level campaign to make law for prevention of atrocities against NT-DNTs in Maharashtra. NIRMAN had organized four regional levels and one state level consultation on atrocities against NT-DNTs in Maharashtra. NIRMAN made a documentary on atrocities against NT-DNTs in Maharashtra. It covered various forms of violations, discriminations against NT-DNTs. We appealed through this documentary to make law for prevention of atrocities against NT-DNTs in Maharashtra. During these consultations NT-DNTs Activists, organizations, leaders and victims shared their experiences about the violence and discrimination. Due to these consultations’ victims got platform to address the issues of violence and discrimination. These consultations helped to build up people’s consensus to make law for prevention of atrocities against NT-DNTs in Maharashtra. Dalit and other social organizations supported to this campaign. NIRMAN in Collaboration with Savitribai Phule Pune University is doing state level study on atrocities against NT-DNTs in Maharashtra.
  • In 2012, NIRMAN Submitted Charter of demands and key recommendations to “Planning Commission of India and National Advisory Council.
  • NIRMAN is successful in submitting NT-DNT women policy draft and key suggestions and recommendations on Maharashtra state women policy 2014 to women and child welfare department of Maharashtra. Finally, the Maharashtra government accepted NIRMAN’s NT-DNT women policy draft and NT-DNT women issues included in Maharashtra State Women Policy 2014.
  • Policy advocacy on the issue of caste certificates.
  • Dialogues and meetings with governments on the issues of NT-DNTs
  • NIRMAN has organized two days’ conference on “Contemporary issues of NT-DNT Women: Challenges and Remedies" on 18th and 19th June, 2016 at S.M. Joshi Foundation, Near Patrakar Bhavan, Navi Peth, Pune and submitted demand draft of NT-DNT women to National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and semi nomadic tribes, government of India.


  • Nirman has been able to reach 5,000 migrant workers through the District Migrant Workers Resource Centre Wagholi. All these migrant workers are subsisting in various places in the construction sector as well as in brick kilns, small scale industries and businesses Domestic Workers.
  • Helped 110 workers to get proof of identity working in the construction sector through Nirman Organization. Through these smart cards, these workers will be able to get 29 types of social services. Safety kits of up to Rs. 70,000 have been provided to 12 construction workers so far through this smart card.
  • Efforts were made to provide benefits of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana to 15 pregnant women. Currently, the benefits continue. Under this scheme, the cash amount of Rs 75,000 will be given to all these women. Each of these women received financial assistance of up to Rs 5,000.
  • We had conducted a survey of 119 migrant children in the age group of 0 to 6 Years, 25 of them were enrolled in Anganwadi and brought into the stream of education and they started getting the benefit of social services. As well as health checks up of 120 construction workers and distributes free medicines. Free HIV test was conducted on 40 migrant workers.
  • We have helped 600 domestic workers for registrations to get identity cards for domestic workers. And 35 migrant workers to get PAN cards, 40 migrant workers to open bank accounts.
  • The benefit of Covid Relief announced by the Government of Maharashtra is a total assistance of Rs. 18,000 to the construction workers. Out of them, 12 migrant labourers received financial assistance of Rs. 1,500 each and other labourers continue to receive financial assistance.


  • Till March 2021, From NIRMAN- TMF SMART Vocational Training Center, Vishrantwadi, 1540 students have completed the SMART training course and 1205 students got placements out of which 65% are girls. Students are earning an average salary of Rs. 13211/ per month. The others are pursuing their further education. About 122 companies have been tied up for the placement from which more than 50 companies have placed our students. Recently We have started a new domain of BFSI (Banking Finance Service and Insurance) with a foundational course for getting employment opportunities in these sectors.


Amidst the lockdown situation, NIRMAN stepped up for people living under temporary shelters belonging to NT-DNT communities, Devdasis', Waghya Murli, Migrant Workers, Trans genders, Single Women, and other distressed sections of the society. Grocery Kits to 20,000 families and materials for taking precautionary measures during the pandemic such as Masks and Hygiene Kits to 1000 families were distributed in the districts of Solapur, Satara, Ahmednagar, rural as well as urban communities of Pune, Municipal Corporation of Pimpri- Chinchwad. This support was possible with the great help provided by our partners and well-wishers!

Appeal for support to Most Vulnerable Nomadic and Denotified Tribes

Dear All, 
“Greetings from NIRMAN”
Amidst the lockdown situation, though there are various efforts taken to safeguard basic living of poorest and vulnerable communities, there is severe need to reach out to them on TIME! We, NIRMAN – a Pune based not-for-profit organization reach out to Pune Street residing communities & most of them are Nomadic and Denotified Tribes (NT-DNT). 

Most of them are living in temporary shelters i.e. small hut made by metal or plastic paper sheets, tent house. Financially and socially weaker section of the society is daily wage laborer. They sell toys and balloons. Some of them also sell utensils with exchanging old cloths. There are not basic amenities such as water, electricity, sanitation, internal road, drainage system, toilet etc. The most importantly they do not have citizenship documents which is important for accessing government schemes and programs especially ration amidst current disastrous situation. Mainly women are the bread winner for family. There are no facilities of health services. Lack of health awareness. Due to lockdown they loss their livelihood opportunities. Therefore, there is extreme need of support for food grain and precautionary health measures.  It would be of great help to support some vulnerable families. 
Thanking you in anticipation 

With regards 
Vaishali Bhandwalkar 
Mob – 8208602283