The founder members of the Organization had a deep concern regarding the contemporary
condition of the rural community in Lohardaga district, our initial operational area, which had a
long history of negligence from all sectors of the society and witnessed abject poverty in spite of
having abundance of resources. They were also influenced by the philosophy of Gandhi’ji and
Vinoba’ji. Inspired by the Gandhian philosophy and the noble idea of self-rule, in the year 1985,
they formed Lohardaga Gram Swarajya Sansthan. Later it became registered under
Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976. Behind this endeavour, there was an unshakable commitment to bring in socio-economic changes of the existing condition of the downtrodden people of the area, especially of the tribal population and to establish a responsive environment for their needs and to improve their quality of life.
The English interpretation of the name Lohardaga Gram Swarajya Sansthan is Lohardaga Village Self-rule Institution. The Organization commits to this philosophy by transferring the ownership of all its efforts to the community who are the ultimate beneficiaries. Thus building the capacity of the people, implementing the development projects in participatory manner to generate a sense of ownership and establishing a responsive system for this disadvantaged section of people have always been at the core of all the efforts of LGSS.
The operational area of LGSS lies in the heart of Jharkhand and based in the tribal district of Lohardaga. LGSS has also expanded its activities to the adjacent area and presently working in three districts of Jharkhand. It is working in all five blocks of Lohardaga, all twenty blocks of Ranchi and nine blocks of Gumla. Topographically this area is undulated and of hilly terrain. It is a part of Chottanagpur plateau. The area is mostly dominated by the people of a primitive tribe – Oraon. They have a long history of negligence in spite of abundance of the natural resources in their area.
To improve the present condition of rural people by reducing poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and problems regarding health.
To organize rural women for their socio-economic development through income generation
activities and imparting skill development training to them.
To collaborate with the government and voluntary agencies in the development activities such as income generation, health, education, environment conservation, agriculture etc.
To promote better health and hygiene practices and work under the aegis of Reproductive Health Projects.
To create an opportunity of education for the children of the depressed section and the
To organize rural people and women for leadership development and development of people’s
pressure and vigilance committee.
To promote and develop appropriate rural technology and non-conventional energy sources.
To promote integrated development of the area
LGSS is a non-profit organization, registered under Indian Trust Act, 1882 (No.IV15/1031), Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. 1976 (Regn. No. 337770004) and Income Tax Act, U/s 12A/VIII (No. 15/98-99) & 80G/VIII (No. 6/80(G)/2005-06/2770-72).