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Welcome To Samarthyam

Samarthyam is a national research and technical assistance organization founded in 1994. It was registered as a TRUST in 2001. Under its Project “National Centre for Accessible Environments”, it evaluates, develops, and promotes universal accessibility in built & outdoor environments, transportation systems, information communication technology and products. 

We are the pioneer organization to join as Consultants to Government of India and make Policy Advocacy its tool for bringing change in people’s lives. Samarthyam’s team as change agents is disseminating Accessibility Awareness and Implementation Strategies. We focus on inclusion of persons with disabilities in health, education, employment, information, built, transport and tourism infrastructure.  Furthermore, it is taking up action oriented research projects on Building Regulations, Right of Way, Inclusive Pedestrian Facilities and Transit systems, etc.

Our Vision

Inclusive Community: embrace the ideals of all people living together harmoniously in a barrier-free world without fear of exclusion and non-discrimination

Our Mission

Let's Make The World Accessible

Our Objectives

Accessibility: Promotion and implementation of Universal Design “Design for All”
Advocacy and Awareness: Among policy makers, stake holders, service providers and persons with disabilities
Equality: To ensure gender equality
Inclusion and Empowerment: Full & effective participation and inclusion in society


“Samarthyam has contributed greatly in focusing institutional and public authority attention to the urgency of universal design for the built environment and public transportation modes…..”
Shri Haroon Yusuf, former Minister of Transport, Govt. of Delhi

Samarthyam is a pioneer in promoting "Mobility for All" i.e. Accessible Transportation System for Persons with Disability and Elderly. It continues to march under the inspiring leadership of Anjlee Agarwal in making Indian cities inclusive in the true sense of the word. I am proud to have been closely associated with Anjlee and her colleagues. I look forward to many more years of meaningful collaboration with her team and researchers at TRIPP, IIT Delhi.
Geetam Tiwari, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

“Samarthyam has been doing exemplary work for persons with disabilities through a range of projects and activities. We, at Delhi Metro, are also committed to provide passengers with disabilities all possible facilities to ensure a smooth ride. I wish the organization all the best for their future endeavors."
Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

"Samarthyam is doing wonderful work in making our built environment accessible. The team has engaged proactively with all stakeholders and is making a visible difference."
Pradeep Sachdeva, Architect

“Samarthyam has made outstanding contribution in preparing universal design of Low Floor Buses, Bus shelters and rail compartments. It is their belief that persons with disabilities as user group play a vital role in policy formulation, user friendly designs and implementation.”
Dr. Manoj Kumar, former Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of India

“.....following the CEDAW discussion and the concluding recommendations.  Your interventions have made history, this is great news”.
Michele Weldon, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, UN Women

“Anjlee did an amazing job in her advocacy. She took part in a discussion on follow up strategies with those Indian NGOs. She is working to ensure that once the recommendations are out that the disability movement together with the women's rights movement can join forces to use them to their optimum in effecting change”.
 Victoria Lee, Human Rights Officer, International Disability Alliance

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