Sarvatra Technical Consultants (STC) is a non political and non religious Demining NGO, registered Vide registration # 43902 of 2002 under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 25 September 2002 by the Government of NCT Delhi, India. To facilitate demining, Sarvatra is also registered as an NGO in Sri Lanka during 2006. Sarvatra has been accredited by the Sri Lanka Mine Action Centre operating under the UNDP, and was registered as an approved contractor with UNDP in 2006.

By January 2011, 8 years after the inception Sarvatra has reached some important milestones that include:

  • •  over 180 thousand landmines and UXO destroyed
  • •  over 80 thousand items of larger caliber ordnance destroyed
  • •  over one million bullets destroyed
  • •  over 70 minefields cleared
  • •  20,000 acres made safe from landmines
  • •  100,000 acres made safe from unexploded and abandoned ordnance
  • •  50 kilometers of roads cleared

As Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) specialists, we quickly found that removing explosive threats is not enough to provide the conditions that will support an enduring peace. And without peace-building after protracted conflict, there is a real risk that conflict will return and mines will be laid again. The people who have survived years of conflict must be given an alternative way to live. They must see the advantages of living together in a peaceful society that provides opportunities for themselves and their dependents. Sarvatra seeks to work with others to help achieve an enduring peace anywhere in the world.

In most cases, our objectives will be to support a peace-building effort by carrying out the following activities:

  • •  To carry out post conflict Non-Technical survey.
  • •  To carry out Technical Survey of areas identified as hazardous.
  • •  Working to International standards for safety, to search for, locate and destroy Mines and UXO.
  • •  Mechanize demining by using Sarvatra patented demining Machine ARJUN
  • •  To impart Mine Risk Education.