About Saaras

Since inception in 2017, we have been working on implementation of Right To Education (RTE) 12(1)(c) in Uttar Pradesh (UP) through our Campaigns, Training, Helpline and Technology support model. In 2020 we received permission to partner with the SIFPSA government department to implement the Right To Food (RTF) Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Scheme (PMMVY) in 10 districts of UP.


Bridging the gap in access by working in collaboration with all stakeholders involved i.e. community, civil society and government. To be driven by the use of technology, research, advocacy and data analytics as levers.


Empowering the lives of disadvantaged communities by increasing their access to welfare policies.


We use the following 5 pillars as a part of our approach to solving the massive problem of policy implementation. Currently we use this approach to implement two policies in the state of Uttar Pradesh, i.e. Right to Education (RTE) 12 (1) (c) and Right to Food (PMMVY).

1. Ecosystem Building

Creating an ecosystem for better collaboration amongst the chief stakeholders viz. Government, Civil Society, Communities and Media to access to information in one place in a transparent manner. Currently the lack of collaboration, information sharing, cross learning and coordination between these stakeholders, is a large barrier to successful policy implementation.

2. Leveraging Technology

Use of Technology to enhance process efficiency and information dissemination. We use technology like MIS (for data analytics), Web Application (to keep a record of the details and status of each beneficiary) and Mobile Application (to facilitate individuals to apply for welfare benefits) and dedicated missed call helpline centre (mention the type of technology used here if possible – IVRS / SMS, etc)

3. Building Self Reliance

We develop champions within the underprivileged communities we work with, to ensure that the awareness of welfare policies and how they can be accessed, is shared, owned and driven by the communities. This helps nudge the community towards self reliance and over time, reduce their dependence on the support of external interventions like ours. We also train and upskill these champions to convert them into local social entrepreneurs for sustainability. (please specify if you are promoting their personal sustainability – e.g. providing them a livelihood, or if you mean organisation sustainability).

4. Policy Advocacy & Research

In order to ensure accountability of the state government to its intended beneficiaries and provide best practices and suggestions for successful implementation with potential applications across the nation.


Saleem Khan​
Dr. Raunaq Pradhan​

Our Journey

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