Sangtin is a collective that works with rural farmer-laborers in the Sitapur and Hardoi districts of Uttar Pradesh, India. These farmer-laborers (both women and men) are predominantly Dalit, own marginal landholdings, and have little formal education. It emerged from Sangtin, a group set up by rural women to enable them to be bigger stakeholders in the processes of development at all levels.
In the years since its formation, Sangtin has been instrumental in reviving and repairing canals in the district, ensuring employment under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), obtaining pensions for the vulnerable, realizing compensation during natural disasters etc.
It was the first group in UP to realize unemployment benefits under MGNREGA – in January 2009. almost Rs. 15 lakhs were paid to 826 families in 20 villages of Mishrikh and Pisawa blocks of Sitapur district. In recent years, Sangtin has expanded its work to health, agricultural and livelihood issues.