The Population Foundation of India works across the
country through regional offices located in Bihar, Rajasthan
and Uttar Pradesh. Our main office is in New Delhi.

Rajasthan State Office

Set up in 2018, Population Foundation of India’s Rajasthan office has steadily made its presence felt among key stakeholders and is now at the forefront of strategic engagement for adolescent and youth issues in the state. The office is also playing an important role in outreach and training in reproductive and sexual health of adolescents in Bundi, Dungarpur, Karauli and Tonk districts of the state.

Using pictorial cards, a discussion being facilitated about decisions related to their own lives and those around them


Population Foundation of India is implementing the programme, supported by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), in Bundi, Karauli and Dungarpur districts. The aim is to build an enabling environment for young people to access reproductive health services and their rights. PFI has also developed a pool of young local facilitators by training them on adolescent health issues.

Creating an enabling environment for awareness around sexual and reproductive health

Adolescents constitute 23% of the total population of Rajasthan; investing in young people of Rajasthan is indicative of directly investing in the future of the state. Population Foundation of India is working closely with members of civil society, government officials, elected representatives, legislators, grassroots workers, as well as change makers to advance the agenda of adolescent health in Rajasthan. The programme is being supported by Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).

Promoting greater investment in adolescent health and well-being to harness the demographic dividend


Rajasthan ZTP Campaign

Widespread support for Zero Teenage Pregnancy campaign in Rajasthan

As part of our efforts to advance adolescent sexual and reproductive health, Population Foundation of India conducted a two-month long Zero Teenage Pregnancy (ZTP) Campaign with support from the Government of Rajasthan. The campaign was launched on National Youth Day (12 January 2020) by Dr Raghu Sharma (Honourable Health Minister, Government of Rajasthan). In two months, the campaign garnered support from over 200stakeholders across Rajasthan. They included two state-level ministers, 12 Members of Legislative Assembly, 14 bureaucrats and senior government officials, three radio partners and citizens of the state.

The Zero Teenage Pregnancy Campaign (#ZeroTeenMothers) aimed to create public awareness around the high incidence of teenage pregnancies in Rajasthan. It further encouraged stakeholders to make a strong commitment towards ending early marriage and teenage pregnancy.

Our Rajasthan team

Divya Santhanam
State Head, Rajasthan

Divya Santhanam leads Population Foundation of India’s work on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, gender, teenage pregnancy and behavior change communication in Rajasthan. She works closely with government, policymakers, media, NGOs, civil society networks and communities to prioritize empowerment and overall wellbeing of adolescents and women in the state. In a career spanning 15 years, Divya has led the implementation of large-scale government schemes, provided technical expertise to the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Rajasthan on issues primarily related to youth and adolescent empowerment. Among her core strengths includes Public Policy formulation, Program/ Scheme design and implementing and monitoring participatory interventions in government and non-governmental organizations, Advocacy on adolescent and youth issues (health, protection, skills) and Behavior change communication.

Parul Sharma
Programme Manager, Rajasthan

Parul Sharma is associated as Program Manager with Population Foundation of India at Rajasthan. She comes with over 10 years of extensive experience in Programme Management, Strategic Planning, Policy Advocacy, Stakeholder Relationship Management and Capacity Building.

Dhruv Kulshrestha
Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation, Rajasthan

Dhruv is public health graduate (Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur) with a background in business management (Christ College, Bangalore). He began his career in public health as a research associate (CEHAT, Mumbai) where he participated in multiple on-going health services and systems research based advocacy studies like access to state funded health insurance schemes, free medicine schemes, integration of gender in medical education among other studies. In his last assignment, Dhruv worked with Piramal Swasthya on a project pertaining to improving access to PPTCT services in public health centres in Rajasthan aimed to eliminate HIV transmission among new-borns in close coordination with the state health mission and the state AIDS control society. Dhruv is passionate about playing sports (squash, swimming) and touring on his motorcycle.

Neeraj Gupta
State Programme Officer, Rajasthan

Neeraj is associated with Population Foundation of India as State Programme Officer, he has nearly 19 years of experience in the Development sector in various capacities for Non-Government Organizations, the Private Sector, Government Departments and funding agencies. He holds a wide experience in Communications including programme communications, managing media relations, organizing campaigns including digital media and developing video/audio and textual materials. Besides Communications, he has also worked in programs reaching out to grass root levels and establishing networks with diverse stakeholders in the process, thus giving him a holistic view of the development programs.

Priyanka Jain
State Programme Officer, Rajasthan

Priyanka Jain has over 9 years of experience in Project Management and have good understanding of designing and implementing advocacy programs on Health issues. She has got experience in engaging with local youth and adolescents for Skill Development programs, managing partnerships with various stakeholders across state, district and community levels.

Rajesh Surana
State Administration Officer, Rajasthan

Rajesh is State Admin Officer with Population Foundation of India. He has more than a decade’s experience in finance, accounts and administration. Rajesh holds a Post Graduation degree in Commerce and in Business Administration (MBA) with Finance and Marketing specialisations. His expertise lies in managing events, procurement process, vendor management, corporate accounting, taxation and budgeting.

Contact us

Population Foundation of India
C-9, Shiv Marg,
Shyam Nagar
Jaipur-302 019, Rajasthan
T: +91-14-1410 4771