Khoj Avam Jan Jagriti Samiti is a registered non governmental development came to light on 31st August 2005 as a nascent organization. It is registered under C.G. Society Registration Act 44 of 1973. Its Registration No. is C.G. 1135. The organization was formed by as an effort of a few young, energetic and local people of the soil belonging to same view but different background, keen and charged with the vision of working with the marginalized sections of the rural and poor communities. The thought came that we live in the state which is newly formed by the Union Govt. of India and this newborn state needs sweat to develop as it remained to be undeveloped state among other states.
Chhattisgarh is State which is rich in jungle, minerals like Diamond, Iron, Bauxite, and many precious metals and minerals even radioactive stuff. Chhattisgarh abounds in Herbs and other medicine. On the contrary we have been knowing the other facet of this that in spite of all these positive point , the local and people related to the very soil of the state are spending their life in a state which shows and has no development prospects due to lack of literacy, awareness and involvement in the present system. The Govt. has been taking many initiative for the development of those people but due to many reasons these don’t benefit the actual beneficiaries but corrupt people and availing of this and making money. after independence. Huge amounts have been allocated & spent for the people but all these have no or low impact upon the people for leading a normal life with dignity. Among them, health problems, illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, exploitation, and lacking of women’s participation in different affairs, were the most vital problems people had been facing.
Taking it as a challenge, we started to work and start campaigning over I.C.D.S., P.D.S. M.D.M, R.T.I. F.R.A. Education, Health, and Food for work, and the most importantly started to operate various training camps for the empowerment of the Kamar and Bhunjiya(The Primitive Tribes) who were getting deprived of their jungle, land and other sources of livelihood due to Bio diversity Act. The organization has been undertaking various community based interventions with the passage of time. We have extensive experience of working with persons with disabilities (PWDs) and for their rights which they are entitled of.
The Organization has completed 6 important & memorable years and added some achievement like growth in the Land Lease Distribution under Forest Land Rights Act 2005. Now it has been recognized as one of the reputed organization not only in the district of Raipur and Dantewada which is the main focused area of our intervention but also in the state in the field of socio-economic and political development of tribal communities and other marginalized sections of the society. At the same time, KAJJS has always been involved in various developmental activities of the district as well as state government by rendering its helping hands with relentlessly from time to time. When it was first commenced , it had been known as an organization, which chiefly creating awareness among tribal community about various social, political, economic, health as well as environmental issues in local tribal life, now it has widened its activities in the field of community based rehabilitation, for Prevention, care and support of the needy one, women empowerment, sustainable livelihood, women & child issues, promoting and strengthening of community based organizations, promotion of local self governance, networking & advocacy among others.