• Organization TypeIndependent/None, Advocacy NGO
  • HeadquartersIndia
  • Founded1999

Chale Chalo

"CHALE CHALO" - two Inspiring Hindi Words; Literary Mean “Let’s Move Forward”. It is a Grassroots Development Organization with Professional Commitment that emerged from the campaign to instill self-confidence among the victims of devastated super cyclone that hit Odisha in 1999. More than 300 volunteers under the dynamic leadership of the young social activist Mr. Ranjit Kumar Swain had extended all sorts of supports and cooperation to local communities, government and non-government agencies in their relief and rehabilitation works in Kendrapara District of Odisha. After 5 years of its informal existence, in 2005 “CHALE CHALO” was registered under Indian Trust Act –1882. Since then it has been closely working with different development actors in Odisha where majority of people reeling under abject poverty and are victims of disasters, exploitation, violence, inequality, injustice, violation of human rights, poor governance and environmental degradation. The people involved in CHALE CHALO mostly hail from socio-political movements and have long experiences in people’s centered development initiatives. Chale Chalo believes in Gandhian Principles of Non-Violence, democratic, inclusive, equitable, just and Sustainable Development.
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Company Offices

  • India (headquarters)
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Duplex - 93, Essen Residency Raghunathpur Jali, Bhubaneswar, Odisha PIN: 754005