Charkha – Development Communication Network

  • Set up on the 24th of October, 1994 Charkha a voluntary, non-government organisation was born with the realisation that developmental issues pertaining to rural India were not receiving adequate coverage in mainline media.
  • Through the use of various tools of communication, Charkha serves as a dynamic link between grassroots activists, rural India, NGOs, and the mainstream media. It is a Charkha priority that constructive and positive aspects of all developmental work are duly covered by both national and regional media. Charkha focuses attention on the underprivileged and marginalised whose cause is often overlooked and whose voice remains unheard. (Genesis).


Objectives; Services; Workshops; Donors; Help;
Catalysts; Comics Power; Achievements; Publications;
Address: , D-1947, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon – 122 017, India;

About /Governance:

  • Charkha is governed by an eminent Board Of Governors drawn from various fields such as the development sector, legal profession, media and the corporate sector.    
  • The board meets once every quarter and besides reviewing progress gives advice and guidance in long range planning. It also offers support and facilitates operations as the need arises.
  • A system of internal audit has been set-up which functions independent of the statutory auditors and essentially ensures the compliance of all accounting.

Board Of Directors: … (full text Governance).

About /Legal Status:

  • Charkha is a registered charitable organization under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, Regn # – S/26836 24th of October 1994
  • Charkha is also registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India under the Foreign Contribution Act 1976 (FCRA), Regn # – 231650999 dated 13th July 1999
  • Registration under Section 80G (5) (VI) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (DIT (E) 2008-2009/C-433/1227 valid up to 31.3.2011
  • Charkha is registered under Section 12(A) of the Income Tax Act 1961, Registration No. DIT (E)/95-96/C-433/95/911

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