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“Saunta Gaunta”- A popular saying among the Santhali tribe in Northern Odisha which literally means “Together We Can” is the driving force behind the work of Saunta Gaunta Foundation. Established in 2005, the organisation relishes the power of togetherness and strives to work among the Primitive Tribal Groups (PVTG’s) in order to bring them into mainstream society through livelihood projects. In Keonjhar district of Odisha, SGF is working on clean energy access through solar lighting provisions and clean cooking solutions in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi and Nexleaf Analytics, California, USA.

With a committed team of 20 experienced professionals in energy technology, community development, watershed development and agriculture technology, SGF works with potential stakeholders including Government, civil society, donor institutions and funding partners to develop a model for energy service delivery in rural areas of Odisha.


Establish a self confident, self sufficient and equity based society where everyone can live a dignified life.


Empower the community to plan, implement all programmes and works in a cooperative and participatory manner.


To facilitate the resource poor to release their creative potentialities for the holistic development as a whole through integrated approach, which encompasses socio-economic, cultural and environmental development of the area of operation.