Sangeeta Darvekar Charitable Trust
Estd: 2003
Used for Beneficiaries: 94%
Address : 602/A, Sealand Tower, Jesal Park, Bhayandar East, Thane 401105. Maharashtra
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 022-28162440
Donor Contact : Dr Suwas Darvekar / +919022760230 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201520162017
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources000
Other Income000
Total Income (A)427,2161,125,988900,578
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities83,983740,607515,178
Programme Staff Cost307,968313,984320,750
Travel Expenses006,250
Direct Programme Expenses391,9511,054,591842,178
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses34,21455,59150,518
Other Expenses/Transfer011,0000
Total Expenditure (B)426,1651,121,182892,696
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)1,0514,8067,882
Balance Sheet201520162017
Fixed Assets000
Current Assets (excl. Cash)000
Cash/Bank 34,13631,99321,074
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets106,739122,545347,928
Corpus / Share Capital1,0001,0001,000
General Funds105,739110,545118,427
Earmarked Funds011,000228,501
Current Liabilities000
Total Liabilities106,739122,545347,928
Other Details201520162017
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)1,0001,151N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 426974N.A.
Number of Staff22N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)130,800130,800N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)60,00068,694N.A.
Regd. under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
Auditor : Sandeep Vora and Company
Bankers : Corporation Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : No

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Dr. Suwas Darvekar, Principal Trustee
Ms. Vidya Darvekar, Trustee
Dr. Dharmaji Shinde, Member
Dr. Prashant Shirke, Member

Source : Audit Report 2017

Financial Note : 1) Sales/Fees include subsidised fees for cancer and dental treatments. 2) Signficant increase in Total Income in FY16 is due to donations received for Cycle distribution to poor students. 3) Overhead Expenses are higher in FY14 due to Repairs to Clinic (Rs1 lakh). 4) Amount transferred to Cycle Donation Fund shown under Other Expenses/Transfers.

NGO Profile :
Sangeeta Darvekar Charitable Trust (SDCT) was founded in 2003 and since its inception has worked on Oral Cancer Prevention in the areas covered under Palghar district. Its efforts have been focused on educating people about the dangers of tobacco use and to prevent deaths due to cancer and reduce cancer incidence.

While working with the tribals in the Palghar District, it was noted that if key transformation has to take place, education should be emphasized. High schools are very far from the remote residences of these tribal students and they end up quitting school, because of the large distance that they have to walk. SDCT provides bicycles to these students so that they can travel quickly without any cost being involved. So far, 356 brand new cycles have been distributed to tribal students. In order to inculcate a sense of ownership and ensure that the cycle is well taken care of, a contribution of Rs1500 is collected from the student.

SDCT also works on other projects like conducting medical camps for the Tribals of Dahanu region, and has recently runs a free computer education center as well. It also runs a Charitable Dental Clinic in Bhayandar East, where thousands of patients are availing dental treatment at concessional fees.

SDCT has made a documentary titled "Tobacco Kills” for creating mass awareness on the dangers of tobacco and its consumption. The documentary’s VCDs/DVDs are sold at a nominal fee of Rs50/- and have intentionally been kept freely duplicable. SDCT also conducts regular lectures and camps in hospitals and makes presentations at conferences and seminars. SDCT also runs a "Mouth cancer detection center" and "Tobacco de-addiction center".