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Jan Chetna Manch, Bokaro has endeavoured to establish an organisation which is run by, and for, the people of this area. All the board members and most of the team of volunteers and staff are locals.

Board members

Bipin Mahato

A local farmer, residing in the village of Haraikurwa, Chandankiari, Bipin Mahto is a well known ‘social worker’ in the true sense of the term. People in distress, victims of social or economic injustice and exploitation will always find a friend and well wisher in Bipin. He has been associated with JCMB for the last five years and presently he is the Secretary of our organisation.

Asha Hembrom

Asha Hembrom, another local social worker, is a resident of a village within the Bhowra colliery, nearly 15 km away from Chandankiary. She has been with JCMB since the very beginning. An outspoken, educated tribal woman, she has been actively involved in empowering village women of her community and beyond. She is currently the President of JCMB.

Ajit Kumar Mahato

A farmer and a deed writer in the local court, Ajit lives in the village Andhertelia, Chas. He has been with us almost from the beginning and served the organisation in different capacities. Currently he holds the position of Treasurer.


Ranjan Kumar Ghosh

Originally from West Bengal, Ranjan came to Chandankiari in 1983 to help set up a college here. Along with local villagers and youth he helped to establish JCMB. He is the Director of Administration and Finance.

Lindsay Barnes 

Lindsay is the Director of the health activities of JCMB. She came to India from England in 1982, and has been staying in Chandankiari since 1989.

Our Team

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