S. M. Sehgal Foundation
Comprehensive Empowerment Estd: 1999
Used for Beneficiaries: 75% *
Address : Plot No.34, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Gurgaon 122003. Haryana
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 124 4744100
Donor Contact : Ms. Pooja O. Murada / +91 124 4744100 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources9,248,84015,435,73514,803,205
Foreign Sources54,399,000106,837,000142,042,000
Other Income959,196105,843247,802
Total Income (A)104,006,256161,927,232195,359,269
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities79,850,80531,908,31544,776,253
Programme Staff Cost065,972,48771,794,047
Travel Expenses03,515,8594,190,540
Direct Programme Expenses79,850,805101,396,661120,760,840
Fund Raising Expenses0718,340888,909
General Staff Cost0669,171920,681
Overhead Expenses23,341,81634,458,64630,215,078
Other Expenses/Transfer563,211312,27976,125
Total Expenditure (B)137,159,040167,807,057181,371,556
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-33,152,784-5,879,82513,987,713
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets329,223,599317,975,375312,207,749
Current Assets (excl. Cash)4,840,4488,481,72611,386,617
Cash/Bank 6,659,3579,005,8489,304,920
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets368,067,856377,216,449395,108,120
Corpus / Share Capital1,0001,0001,000
General Funds337,083,667331,203,842345,191,556
Earmarked Funds17,476,71834,242,75728,765,587
Current Liabilities13,506,47111,768,85021,149,977
Total Liabilities368,067,856377,216,449395,108,120
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Number of StaffN.A.N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Note: * Adjusted. Transfers to Reserves have been excluded from total expenses to calculate the proportion of expenses 'Used for Beneficiaries'
Regd. under : The Indian Trust Act, 1882
Auditor : Ashok Chhabra and Associates
Bankers : State Bank Of Travancore

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Suri Sehgal, Founder Ms. Edda G. Sehgal, Co-Founder
Mr. Ganesan Balachander, Trustee Mr. Kamal Bawa, Trustee
Mr. Ben Sehgal, Trustee Mr. Rajat Jay Sehgal, Trustee
Mr. Suhas P. Wani, Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Grants received from Indian Sources have been considered as Institutional Income. 2) Around 85% of the income from Foreign Sources in the past five years is from the Sehgal Foundation (USA). 3) Rental income shown under Sales/Fees. 4) In FY13, the NGO has provided only one amount as expenditure on projects, but not a detailed breakdown. 5) Direct Programme Activities include overheads like rent, freight, and maintenance pertaining to programmes. 6) Business promotion expenses shown under Fund Raising Expenses. 7) Loss on sale of asset shown under Other Expenses/Transfers.

NGO Profile :
S. M. Sehgal Foundation (SMS Foundation), registered in 1999, works for comprehensive rural development in the remote, semi-arid regions of Haryana and Rajasthan. They have reached nearly 500,000 people in over 464 villages so far, and aim to reach over one million people by 2017.

Some of the key activities are:

  • Village Leadership Schools (VLS): VLS and block leadership schools formed under the organization’s ‘Sushasan Abhi’ initiative mobilizes citizens from villages to come together as a collective. During FY15, 5,733 beneficiaries were trained towards improving village governance.
  • Rainwater Harvesting: Over 35 rainwater harvesting systems were constructed during FY15 in school and households. An innovative solution designed by SMS Foundation, of creating a freshwater pocket within the saline aquifer through rainwater harvesting, won Millennium Alliance Award in 2014 and was featured at the United Nations Solutions Summit.
  • Community Radio: ‘Kanoon ki baat’, a radio program series with National Legal Services Authority, was broadcasted in 225 villages and helped build awareness about availability of free legal services. Another initiative, ‘Humara Ration Humara Haq’, informed listeners about the entitlements under National Food Security Act 2013.
  • Citizen Support and Information Center (CISC): The CISC, setup in Mewat, enables citizens to access information on key government programs by accessing a toll free number.
  • Low cost technology for safe drinking water: The organization has developed a stainless steel biosand filter which removes biological contamination, iron and suspended impurities from water to make it safe for drinking. The filter has no operation and maintenance cost and works under force of gravity without using any form of energy.
  • Water Augmentation: SMS Foundation is working towards improving water accessibility by increasing groundwater levels with help of check dams, contour trenches, nallah bunds, dug well recharging, pressurized recharge wells, and pond development.
  • Farmers’ Training: The foundation provides training to small landholder farmers to improve soil health, conserve water and increase crop yields to improve overall productivity. The training emphasizes on livestock management, including complete nutrition, vaccination, breed improvement, and insurance for farm animals.

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