Saunta Gaunta Foundation envisions a world where tribals are respected, self-reliant, and prosperous.

The name Saunta Gaunta Foundation originates from the tribal Santali language which signifies “Together We Can”. The name itself signifies that the organization stands for the tribals. SGF has been established in order to ensure that it can make such people aware about their rights and duties and thus empower them to plan, implement all programmes and works in a cooperative and participatory manner.

SGF is the beacon for the vulnerable tribals. Started in 2010 the organization started to move its ideas towards implementation through various studies surveys and research with a view to get the general scenario of people and the area in different Tribal pockets of Odisha. With its modest beginning from a small area of Keonjhar District, SGF started its journey, as a catalyst to the tribals. Gradually it has extended its activities in the length and breadth of Odisha and West Bengal, Jharkhand,Chhatishgarh, Nagaland and Manipur.

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.


We strongly believe that Peace and Development are closely interlinked and they cannot exist without each other. Development goes hand-in-hand with peacemaking. If development fails conflict happens where poor and marginalized communities suffer most. Poverty is aggravated by the absence of peace and security, so we not only provide development support but also get actively involved in finding and negotiating solutions to conflict.

Board Members

Uday Nath Majhi


Retd IRS and Social Activist

Dr. Biswaprakash Bhattacharya

Chief Executive

Doctorate in Climate change, having 30 years of experience in Development sector.

Manas Kumar Rout

Executive Director

Manas is having years of experience in Growth Management, Digital Transformation and Organisational leadership.

Dr. Prabhu Lenka

Executive Member

Retired Scientist (Dept of Horticulture, Govt. of Odisha) famous as Cashew Man of Odisha, Consultant to NGO

Dr. Sudipta Rath

Executive Member

Professor of Sociology, in Mewar University, Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan, having 26 years of experience in development sector.

Bikram Keshari Mohanty

Finance Executive

MBA Finance having 25 years of experience in Accounts and Finance management

Sujata Mohapatra

Executive Member

She is associated with SG Foundation since last 10 years. She is also working for several organizations.