Core values of ASHA that drive this process are:
All households must be involved in the development process and must benefit equitably. Participation of all households in the settlement is a non-negotiable condition of the programme.
|Social Equity :||Representation of all sections of the community in decision-making processes across caste, economic status and other barriers to ensure that a level playing field is created.|
|Gender Equity :||Equal representation and participation of men and women in community level decision-making and control.|
|Sustainability :||Development processes have built-in institutional and financial mechanisms for sustainability, and are necessarily based on sound environmental values.|
|Cost sharing & Participation :||We believe community participation & ownership comes only by participation. Hence in any form their participation is mandatory.|