Jagran Jan Vikas Samiti
- Health & Medicine
LocationSepatia Road, BedlaUdaipur, Rajasthan 313001India India
JJVS is committed to strengthening rural communities through facilitating local resource based knowledge systems to improve the lives of the less fortunate in society.
Jagran has been continuously striving to bridge the gap in the accessibility of health services in the rural pockets of Udaipur district. The primary focus was the mother and the child health which was always in danger. This situation propelled Jagran to revive the traditional system of treatment through Gunis. Next phase saw JJVS creating community organizations on different issues related to land, water and forest for people, and promoting livelihood for the indigenous community. JJVS facilitated communities to organize and advocate issues before policy/decision makers by creating community leadership. Learning exchange and research network (LEARN) was started as a knowledge exchange platform, for the health practitioners from abroad and Indian traditional healers called Gunis. Subsequently JJVS inculcated technology by undertaking GIS based NRD initiative in 2016 for Dungarpur (Phase-I) district in Rajasthan. These efforts facilitated micro-level planning for villages, blocks and districts using hydrological and geo-informatics tools. The COVID pandemic in 2020 affected the livelihood and health of people badly. Jagran stepped in again to support the community through livelihood generation, free medicines, hygiene and ration kits.