Seva Mandir began working in Kumbhalgarh Block in 2001 as part of its collaboration with the World Bank on the District Poverty Initiatives Program (DPIP). The main objective of the DPIP program is to improve the living standards and the social and economic status of “below poverty line” (BPL) individuals in the areas.
Kumbhalgarh Block located north of Udaipur in the Rajsamand District is an entirely rural area covering 31,268 hectares. Seva Mandir works in two zones there covering 60 villages
Kumbhalgarh has a total population of 131,446, of which 37% is tribal consisting primarily of Rajputs and Bhils. The literacy rate of Kumbhalgarh is 46%, and agriculture is the primary livelihood activity.