Our Vision

The Peoples Welfare Forum is established to promote, develop, protect, aid foster and empower, directly and indirectly, the constituent member Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working particularly in rural India, to achieve the following objectives inter alia :-

  • To develop better co-ordination, collaboration, joint participation, relations and understanding amongst various constituents of the rural sector for promoting welfare of the rural masses by eradicating thirst, hunger, illiteracy, disease, poverty and by providing shelter and employment.
  • To assist and guide the members in obtaining financial and technical assistance for rural development programmes from the Government(s), governmental organisations, corporate sector, NRIs, financial and other specialised bilateral and multilateral regional and international institutions such as World Bank, UNDP, ADB etc.
  • To act as a channelizing, monitoring and mentoring platform for effectively implementing programmes spread over a wider geographical area or programmes involving multitude of disciplines.
  • To undertake capacity and quality appraisals of the constituent member NGOs, carry out periodical reviews and help them, in capacity building and performance enhancement so that they may contribute their best to the development of rural India.
    To undertake integrated programmes for the upliftment and economic development of rural India and providing backward and forward linkages to the rural economy by allowing them access to the global technology, funds and market and for that purpose to set up commodity technology and rural stock exchanges.
  • To assist in the development of Self Help Groups (SHGs) of farmers including small and marginal farmers, artisans, labour including agricultural labour and other service providers with special emphasis on women, youth, differentially-able and other disadvantaged sections for accelerating the pace of rural development.
  • To serve as a forum in association with professionals, research scientists, social scientists, reformists, technocrats, and agriculturists, to provide critical inputs on major issues, relevant to development of rural India and to seek appropriate representation on the various committees, bodies, delegations, teams etc. at the State, National and International level.
    To serve as a forum for addressing growing concerns in the areas of Right to Information, transparency and other issues of collective interests and to take up these issues with the appropriate authorities.
  • To maintain a centralised pool of legal, technical, financial and management experts, advisors and professionals and in addition, professionals involved in the areas of subsidies, countervailing duties, issues relating to IPRs, geographical indications of goods, protection of plant varieties and farmers’ rights, environment and other emerging frontiers of knowledge, in order to serve as a referral point for servicing the needs of desirous parties.
  • To organise and conduct such promotional and training programmes, entrepreneurial development programmes, executive development programmes, quality orientation programmes, refresher courses, lectures and seminars for the executives of voluntary organisations, volunteers and target groups and relevant to any of the fields of interest of the constituent members.
  • To undertake identification, development, adaptation and promotion of appropriate technologies, organise or assist in transfer of technology from national and international organisations and institutions engaged in or connected with any of the fields of interest to Conference and arranging support services to the member organisations including technical guidance, training and skill up-gradation;
    To mobilise necessary support and inputs and to contribute by suitable means at the time of natural calamities and undertake and participate in disaster management and rehabilitation.
  • To undertake, promote, facilitate, foster and co-ordinate, whether sponsored or otherwise, policy studies and research, economic and social research or technology initiatives in any of the areas concerning rural development, or having a bearing on any of such areas.
  • To facilitate international exchange and sharing of information and technology by organising or participating in workshops, exhibitions, conferences and seminars or by collaborating with or establishing mutual relations with organisations and institutions in India and abroad, connected with or having a bearing on the objectives of the Conference .
  • To organise and participate in international and regional meetings, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, fairs and produce literature and undertake publicity.
  • To initiate and carry out, directly or indirectly, whether of its own or sponsored or otherwise, studies on the subject of common interest, collect, analyse, interpret and disseminate data and information useful to members.
  • To undertake all such other lawful activities as may be incidental or conducive or ancillary to the attainment of the objectives of the Society.