Welcome to ECONET

ECONET extends support in the field of Human and Institutional Development while working with the communities, by building their capacities, institutions, developing leadership among them and sharpening their interventions through legal trainings. ECONET initiated as an organization dedicated to issues related to forestry and environmental policies, we currently work with the Adivasi’s and Non Pastoral Nomadic Tribal groups in Maharashtra guided by our aim to reach the unreached. ECONET was registered in the year 1993 under The Bombay Public Trust Act (1950).

We major engagements in 8 districts of Maharashtra namely Pune, Nanded, Yavatmal, Washim, Amravati, Ahmednagar, Akola, Jalna and have national and international level collaborations.

Our work is divided into 3 programmatic units of

Community Initiatives                   Human & Institutional Development
Manthan(law &Advocacy)


ECONET is diligently working towards it’s Vision of,

"Nomadic Tribes consolidated as a community & Adivasis at the centre of Forest Governance, both living dignified lives."


Our Mission is,

"Youth at the centre of leadership, enabled by equitable spaces & creation of knowledge, augmented by effective partners and all-encompassing Governance systems"

Community Innitiative

Community Initiative works closely with Communities and Community Organizations and jointly work towards deriving alternatives to the challenges faced by the communities

Human and Institutional Development

Our work on the issues of Adivasi's and nomads lent us many critical learning related to community building, mobilization and most importantly rooting alternatives in communities'

(Law and Advocacy)

The Manthan Programme (erstwhile known as Law & Advocacy Programme) was initiated to bring in two fold interventions into the community processes facilitated by ECONET.

Knowledge Resources

A comprehensive database of important Government Resolution/Government Orders and web links related to Adivasi and Non Pastoral Nomadic communities.