We partner with rural communities to enable them to lead a dignified life. We do this by building their capabilities, strengthening community institutions and mobilising resources.
At Gram Vikas, equity and dignity are at the heart of what we do.
We've reached 600,000 people in 1700 villages.
And we continue to work hard and create change at scale.
hectares of wasteland regenerated for natural resources based livelihoods
women with access to safe, private bathrooms with running water
families with renewable energy sources for cooking
STORIES OF CHANGE
Nutrition gardens strengthen resilience during the pandemic and help families eat healthy round the year
Backyard kitchen gardens sustain food security of Adivasi families in remote Odisha. READ MORE
Three women’s persistence solves a village water crisis
Women of Ghodaghaguri village fight the men, and go door-to-door for over a year to convince their community to get piped water supply to every household. READ MORE
Fighting misconceptions to promote COVID vaccination uptake in Rayagada district
Gram Vikas staff conducted meetings with local villagers in Gunupur block on vaccine efficacy. READ MORE
Navonmesh Prayogshala: A lab for young scientists in rural Odisha
STEM Innovation Labs makes young scientists out of first generation learners from tribal communities in Odisha. READ MORE
What We're Hearing
Where Springs Return...
Here is a story of parched lands, barren hills, dying cattle and dried up springs giving way to thick lush forests.
IT'S BEEN FOUR DECADES SINCE WE STARTED
From mobilising indigenous communities to fight for their rights to partnering with them to build better lives, our legacy is of a commitment to advancing equity and dignity for the poorest.
Your smallest contribution can bring water, increase incomes, build toilets or light up homes in the remotest villages in India.
Choose your cause.
Our volunteers have got clean water to villages, digitised schools, filmed stories from the field and much more.
Come, be a part of the team.
Rural communities measure rainfall for long-term water security
Village communities use manual rain gauges to build resilience against climate change-induced water insecurity.
10th Earth Care Awards to Gram Vikas for exemplary stewardship of climate action
The award recognised the efforts to restore 540 acres of degraded land in Kalahandi.
Safe and Dignified Migration for the poor in rural Odisha
Migration for work needs to be seen as an intermediate livelihood option – aiding the transition from a completely primary sector-based society to a modern one.