Sehgal Foundation

Creates programmes to strengthen rural governance and provide solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges faced by poor communities

  • Started: 1999
  • Gurgaon, Haryana


Sehgal foundation (also known as S M Sehgal Foundation) works for empowering rural communities by providing a better understanding of rights and acces Read mores to public services, constructively using government help and encouraging them to come forward to be leaders for the development of a fair community. Its initiative The Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD), focuses on implementing projects in the areas of water management, small-scale agriculture and good local governance to improve lives and secure a brighter future for rural communities in India. The organization uses scientific concepts and low-cost technology such as pressurized recharge wells for rejuvenating water bodies and biosand filters for filtering out freshwater from non-potable water. It also helps with improving water storage facilities, rainwater harvesting and proper disposal of wastewater. The foundation promotes agricultural development by informing farmers about improved techniques for productive soil quality and irrigation, arranges training sessions, especially for women farmers to encourage them to gain knowledge on various aspects such as fertilizers, soil testing, seed quality and other modern technologies for better yield. It established a radio station to give the rural community a medium to express their opinions, participate in discussions about local issues and promote gender equality. It uses surveys and other techniques to conduct research for evaluating programs for people below the poverty line. They generate materials and publish books to educate rural people and create awareness in the world about rural issues.


The quality of life of rural communities in India is not good with the population facing issues in accessing basic rights of education, water and lack of development.


Sehgal Foundation acts to improve the quality of life in villages through multiple programmes including water management, development of agriculture, encouraging local participation in initiatives, transforming schools and conducting rural research and development.


  • Research
  • Governance
  • Agriculture
  • Water

Sub Sectors

  • Health & Family Welfare
  • Poverty
  • Women Empowerment

Demographies Served

  • Youth
  • Women
  • Children
  • Men
  • Farmers


The Foundation has impacted the lives of people in rural areas as follows: On the whole, reached over 3.6 million people. Organized 11,668 village leadership training programmes with 28,916 community leaders being trained. Constructed 149 check dams, developed and rejuvenated 78 ponds. Built rainwater harvesting structures in 154 schools. 967.9 acres of land are covered with drip/sprinkler irrigation. Reached 21,785 students, 92 schools transformed, 9794 children trained in life skills and 364 school management committees were created. 11,665 people benefited from household water filtration technology JalKalp.


  • Water Management

    Gwalior, Krishna, Jaipur, Morena, Panna, Sitamarhi, Karauli, Solan, Gurgaon, Anantapur, Bangalore Rural, Meerut, Aurangabad - Bihar, Saharanpur, Alwar, Kolar, Sangareddy, Palwal
    Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana

    Encourages communities to adopt rain harvesting systems to store rainwater for direct use and to replenish groundwater.

  • Agriculture Development

    Barmer, Sonbhadra, Kolar, Sri Ganganagar, Samastipur, Jodhpur, Karauli, Pali, Mahendragarh, Rewari, Mathura, Fatehgarh Sahib, Meerut, Aurangabad - Bihar, Muzaffarnagar, Chhindwara, Alwar, Allahabad, Sultanpur, Nuh
    Bihar, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka

    Promotes livelihoods by building the capacities of farmers. Engages and teaches farmers including women producers about new and improved agricultural practices and technologies.

  • Transform Lives - One School at a Time

    Sitamarhi, Alwar, Karauli
    Bihar, Rajasthan

    Provides safe drinking water, better sanitation facilities to the school children. Supports provision of a safe and encouraging learning environment along with digital and life skills awareness training.

  • Local Participation & Sustainability

    Muzaffarpur, Champawat, Samastipur, Mathura, Aurangabad - Bihar, Medak, Anantapur, Alwar, Chhindwara, Kolar, Siddipet
    Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Telangana

    Attempts to rope in the community to act for the larger good of the village. It builds the capacity and knowledge of village level bodies to identify problems and access relevant Government welfare schemes for solutions.

    It also monitors the maintenance of public infrastructure and promotes the conservation of natural resources.

  • Outreach for Development

    To efficiently reach out to the rural population and sustain development the Foundation employs community radio stations(Alfaz-e-Mewat).

    Through the use of a mix of media options like social media, print, visual and audio It tries to mould people's opinion in favour of sustainable development.

  • Rural Research & Development

    To assess the effectiveness of Its programmes the Foundation conducts research which largely includes needs assessment, baseline surveys, mid-term assessment, and sustainable impact evaluation.

Impact Metrics

  • Trained students in digital and life skills awareness

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017-18 1000
    • 2018-19 1192
    • 2019-20 3172
    • 2020-21 959
    • 2021-22 10000
  • Rain water harvesting (RWH) system installed in schools

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2018-19 26
    • 2019-20 17
    • 2020-21 13
    • 2021-22 164
  • Ponds developed and rejuvenated

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2018-19 15
    • 2019-20 15
    • 2020-21 12
    • 2021-22 95

Leadership Team

  • Anjali Makhija

    Trustee & Chief Executive Officer

  • Surinder Mohan Sehgal

    Founder & Chairman

  • Anjali Godyal

    Chief Development Officer


Registration Details

  • PAN Card


  • Registration ID


  • VO ID / Darpan ID


  • 12A

    DIT(E) 99-2000/S-2591/99/517

  • 80G


  • FCRA



Project Location


Plot No.34, Sector 44, Institutional Area Gurugram,

Offices in Cities


Other Details

  • Parent Organisation

    Hytech Seed India Private Limited

  • Type & Sub Type


  • Employees


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