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About Chitrakoot

We believe in helping where help is needed specially in rural areas.

Chitrakoot is a town of 30,000 people situated on the banks of the Mandakini River (a major tributary of the Ganges) on the boundary of Uttar and Madhya Pradesh, two of the poorest and most rural regions of India.

The Chitrakoot medical facility is a modern, fully equipped hospital set within the campus of the Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) integrating both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicine. We have a fully equipped operating theatre and an Oxygen generating plant with the support of Sewa UK donors.

Child Cleft and palate surgeries take place which are life changing for the children to integrate back onto society without associated stigma.

Chitrakoot Dental Unit Appeal

Funds will support a new dental unit at DRI, Chitrakoot, India, where proceeds from Rickshaw Run 23 will go towards new labs, accommodation, state of the art medical equipment and more.

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Volunteer for Chitrakoot

With your skills, we can make a difference and provide much needed medical support for families who cannot access basic healthcare that we all depend upon.                                                                 


Our Mission

  • Total transformation through total development with people’s initiative and performance.
  • To achieve and sustain Self- Reliance initially in 500 villages adopted by D.R.I. 
  • Quality management system ISO 9001:2000 achieved April 2004.


  • Education
  • Reorientation of Agricultural Practices
  • Rural Industrialisation
  • Samaj Swasthya Shilpi Scheme
  • Life Long Health- Arogyadham

Social Impact

Total number of patients treated in 19 years.

Treatments Done

 Dental Projects

  • Approximately 20,000 patients a year seen at Arogyadham.
  • Nominal charge made for those able to afford. 
  • Research shows that the very poor are unable to afford to travel to Arogyadham.

 Cleft Surgery

  • 28,000 to 35,000 children born with clefts each year (Reddy SG, Reddy LV, Reddy RR, Singh 2009)
  • Only one third treated each year and only half of these by trained surgeons (Singh, 2009) 
  • Backlog of about 1 million untreated clefts in India (Singh, 2009).

 Oral Cancer

  • India has the highest levels of oral cancer in the world



What we try to Leave Behind

  • Happy Patients and Parents
  • No Complications
  • Knowledge
  • Quality Equipment
  • New Attitude
  • Friends

Success Stories

Our success stories reflect volumes on how we gave a new beginning to children suffering from cleft lip and palate through specialist surgeries.



Operated on Cleft at age of 1 and now transformed young boy of 7 years old.



This is Pankaj before and after - he lived in the jungle where his parents collected fire wood to sell - he had never slept in a bed and wanted to sleep outside under a tree after surgery


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