Arthik Samata� (Economic Equality) is the thirteenth item of the Gandhian Constructive Program, which Mahatma Gandhi considered as the key to non � violent action. Taking inspiration from the Father of the Nation, two close associates of Mahatma, Gora and J.C. Kumarappa,  founded this organization. Gora was a social revolutionary, humanist and an ardent champion of non � violent social change. J.C. Kumarappa, Co-founder was an eminent Gandhian Economist and Ecologist who strove incessantly for the economy of permanence.

Arthik Samata Mandal (ASM) is a non profit, non sectarian secular organization. and it was registered under the Societies Registration Act in 1978.