Vicharta Samuday Samarthan Manch is a non-profit organisation working to empower the nomadic and de-notified communities while striving to create an inclusive society as well as government policies for these extremely marginalised sections of our society.

VSSM as a collective was initiated in the year 2006 and was formally registered as an organization in the year 2010, with the mission to give social identity, citizen’s rights, education, health facilities, housing and livelihood options to the various communities of Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes (NT-DNTs)
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The Nomadic and De-notified tribes attain identity and live a dignified life.


VSSM strives to create an empathetic social and political environment that is willing to enable inclusive growth of the Nomadic and de-notified communities.

Rights & Entitlements

Enable the communities of NT and DNTs avail their fundamental rights and entitlements.


Ensure all the children from NT and DNTs enjoy their fundamental Right to Education.

Rehabilitating Vadia

The persistent efforts by VSSM has brought an unprecedented change in the lives of people here in Vadia Village.

Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation

Facilitate creation of alternate employment opportunities in lieu of the traditional occupations that have been rendered obsolete with time.

Vallabh Vidya Vihar

VSSM has visualized a one-of-a-kind cultural and educational enclave for nomadic and de- notified communities. A place they can call their own, a place for their children to acquire skill-based learning and basic education.


Facilitate creation of alternate employment opportunities in lieu of the traditional occupations that have been rendered obsolete with time.


Ensure that the Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes acquire a roof, a place to settle and get an address of their own

Participatory Water Management

The Participatory Water Management initiative was introduced with a hope to recharge and revive the ground water levels in the region.

Elderly Assistance - Mavjat

Ensure that elderly individuals of Nomadic and De-Notified communities have access to wholesome food, quality healthcare during medical emergencies        

Our Blogs

VSSM became instrumental in fulfilling our Elderly PanchaBapa’s wish…

Mittal Patel meets Panchabhai and his son In the village of Devkigalol in Jetpur District in Rajkot stays Panchabapa. The house of Panchabapa …

Kudos to Raviyana village for their support in VSSM Water Management Program…

Mittal Patel visits Raviyana Lake  When the third lake is ready, the borewells will cease to exist in this village. We will become …

With the help of our well-wishers VSSM is able to bring happiness in lives of thousands of dependent elderly destitute like Chakuma…

Mittal Patel enjoys Chakuma’s tea at her new home Chakuma’s Tea and Chakuma’s House “You cannot have our tea… right ? Chakuma from …

The tool support program has helped spread light in lives of Salatfamilies…

Salat families with their paddle rickshaw  We have got houses, but now the problem is lack of occupation/work. We collect scrap from the …

Water management work in Varan village receives great support from the local community…

We don’t know if mystical Parasmani was for real or a fable; we have all heard about this alchemist who turned anything he …

It is because of our well wishers we have successfully desilted 285 lakes…

Mittal Patel discusses water mangement When we started the work of water conservation we found it tough. We also had apprehension about whether …

VSSM have been instrumental in building homes for Bharthari families in Raigadh village of Sabarkantha district

Bharthari women greets Mittal Patel We have been instrumental in building homes for 1600 families. This figure of 1600 is inconsequential considering that …

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