Founded in 1990, Samata is a social justice organization that advocates for the rights of the Adivasi people of Andhra Pradesh. Samata focuses specifically on protecting the natural resources and ecological integrity of the Eastern Ghats. More broadly, Samata seeks to hold the government accountable for its responsibility to protect the rights of minorities, promote sustainable development, and prevent environmental degradation. To achieve these goals, Samata promotes the participation of disadvantaged minorities in the democratic and economic development decision-making processes. Their activities include campaigning around tribal issues, strengthening tribal self-rule and decentralized governance, and supporting development through education, health, and capacity building for grassroots organizations.