Gram Vikas Trust

location: BharuchGujarat

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Reimburse annual college expenses for a poor student
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Reimburse a scholarship given to a poor child in school
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor a bicycle to enable the higher education of a girl
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor a one-month training in tailoring for ten poor village youth
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide rations to a malnourished child to cover three months
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor school supplies for a poor child in school
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor a three-month vocational training for a poor youth at our Vagra centre
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide an elderly, destitute person with rations for a month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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We are committed to create strong and independent society without inequality and discrimination and where everybody enjoys equal opportunities.
Gram Vikas Trust (GVT) came into existence as a result of the motivation and personal initiative of its founder, Mr. Ramesh Kasondra, to enhance the socio-economic status of the underprivileged people. Hailing from a rural family, the founder was no stranger to hardships faced by the underprivileged. Having overcome economic and social challenges, due to the backing and economic blessings from certain elder society leaders, the founder set out to do his best to make a positive difference in the lives of fellow underprivileged. Working with a team of committed people, GVT’s aim has been to secure integrated development through people’s participation. The key areas identified for interventions include child rights, education, health and hygiene, sustainable livelihood, and women empowerment. Our efforts have developed lasting association with government, non-government and corporate organizations as also with the communities and groups with whom we have worked.
Ramesh Kasondra is the Founder and President of Gram Vikas Trust, which came into existence as a result of his initiative to better the socio-economic status of the underprivileged population. Hailing from a rural family, he was no stranger to hardships. Ramesh Kasondra is a civil engineer with a diploma in Rural Management from IRMA. He worked with AKRSP (I) a pioneer NGO in the field of Natural Resource management through active participation of village level institutions. He has rich experience in the field of rural development specifically sustainability
Full time staff :0
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :194
Volunteers: 14
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 36274881
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 35711768
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of youth benefitted by vocational training: 675
No of girl children benefited: 100
Number of children benefited in Bharuch district: 10351
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)127,708145,03095,403
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia104,959316,910953,750
Other donations from Indian individuals459,765708,729709,000
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia57,47187,46763,575
Other donations from foreign individuals33,116596,218374,370
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)164,715390,00097,500
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)33,664,07217,401,1511,774,100
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts36,274,88119,646,6714,069,283
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)0981,3970
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries891,660731,456833,737
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits23,335,3006,678,6471,841,612
Staff training2,880,9202,672,1810
Staff travel985,145114,06558,570
Consultant's fees1,063,000585,0000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)448,121155,14262,411
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)797,3161,063,2202,395,308
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits320,3371,441,106497,000
Staff training000
Staff travel22,490452,555129,823
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)293,384341,542100,328
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)146,919155,97059,526
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )61,72077,910117,487
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)078,44172,532
Other non-programme expenses1,004,460384,603133,026
Total Payments35,711,76819,327,6476,340,480
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.E -2875]
2 PAN Number:AAATG6226G
3 12-A [No.No.BRD/CIT-III/Tech/110-H9-G/2003-04]
4 80G [No.BRD/IT/104-17-01/2007-2008]
5 FCRA [No.41990061]
6 35AC [No.]
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 J M T & Co
 805, Sears Tower, Gulbai Tekra, Panchvati, Ahmedabad
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000235275
 10,000 – 25,000177188
 25,000 – 50,00010515
 50,000 – 1,00,000101
 Greater than 1,00,000101
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0001
 10,000 – 25,0001
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 110000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 7700
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 110000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Vasant Santoki
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Hemraj P Patel
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Ramesh J Kasondra
 Male, President, INR 0.00,
4 Mulabhai Patel
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Vasant Santoki He is in service and involved in social issues in the local community.
2 Hemraj P Patel He is MR and has more than 15 years experience in NGO field. Presently working with Reliance Ind Ltd as Manager CSR
3 Ramesh J Kasondra Have more than 25 Years experience in the social sector. Working as GM in Reliance Industries Ltd.
4 Mulabhai Patel He is MSW gold medallist from Gujarat University and works as senior officer in Aditya Birla group in CSR. More than 15 years experience in the social sector
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201726/03/201744
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201726/03/201744
Annual Report for the year 2015-201609/09/201744
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201609/09/201734
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External Reviews
1Reach To Teach -UK
2Charity Aid Foundation India
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 A bicycle gives Ramila Knowledge, Confidence and Power
Ramila is the oldest sister within her eight members family. She used to spend hours walking from home to school and then back again. She applied to the program after Gram Vikas Trust informed the school she is attending that the Trust would have provided bicycles to girls who found it hard to go to school. Gram Vikas Trust bought a bicycle for Ramila. Ramila is able to get to school faster, avoids any time wasting and gives her the chance to concentrate even more on her studies. Her grades have improved considerably since she entered the program and, although she is just in the 7th Grade, she has already started to think about her future, considering the option of enrolling into university and pursuing an engineering degree. Her family is very satisfied too. Without help from Gram Vikas Trust they would not have been able to provide such means to Ramila. Her mother, a housewife, while worried for the safety of Ramila and requiring her to cycle safely, views positively the fact that her daughter spends less time in going to school and can finally use this time to focus on the studies.
 Education changed Life of Savita.
Savita is a 10-year-old girl. She lives in a small village Vagra in Bharuch district Gujarat. After the death of her father, when she was only 8 years old, she dropped out of school and joined her mother as a labourer in cotton fields to supplement the meager family income. Our field worker learned about her situation and met her mother to convince her to allow Savita to continue her education. Savita was adopted under child education programme. We help her to get admission in Grade 3 in 2009-10. Savita is currently studying in Grade 5. She is regularly going to school and she dreams of becoming a teacher
 Camp training gives hope to Kanchan
Kanchanben Mohanbhai Rathod resides in Narnavi village of Vagra block of Bharuch district. She dropped out of school after Grade 7. Her parents are both agricultural labourers. She takes care of the home and does all the house work. Gram Vikas Trust has identified 14 drop out children from Narnavi village and motivate them to enrolled in skill development training for the 3 month training course in Bharuch. Only four of them could enrol in our Bharuch vocational training centre due to the travel from Narnavi to Bharuch. Kanchan was one of them who wanted to enroll but was unable to for this reason. GVT decided to organize a training course in Narnavi village for 10 such girls. During the training Kanchan learnt how to sew blouses and under skirts After attending the training camp Kanchan is now able to make blouse and chania but need more practice. GVT has provided her a sewing machine. Now Kanchan is earning Rs.2000 every month. She can now support the high school education of her younger brother
 Vocational skill changes a Life completely
Girish Gohil of Goladra village completed his graduation in the year 2010-11. After completion of his graduation he is unable to get a job was simply whiling away his time not knowing what to do and how to get a job. He was completely frustrated that in spite of being a graduate he could not support his family One day, he came to know about the vocational training centre of Gram Vikas Trust through an awareness workshop in his village. The Basic computer course seemed interesting and hence he enrolled for this 3-month training. He worked really hard and also started participating in computer awareness activities of the centre. After completing the course, he enrolled himself in the placement cell of the centre. He learnt of a vacancy in ABG Shipyard and sent his application. He went for the interview and got selected. Today he feels so proud of having joined the vocational centre. It has changed his life completely.
 Community Care improve childrens health
Gram Vikas Trust organized a campaign against malnutrition in Gujarat State – By the children For the children. The nutrition of 5117 children from 80 villages was assessed of which 1151 were found to be malnourished. Savita a one and half year old girl child from Kharia village was amongst them. She was very sick about two month ago said her mother Geetaben Vasava. Savita had severe diarrhea, leaving her very frail. The watery diarrhea stopped, but she was still thin and weak, and not able to eat or drink anything. Savita was drastically under weight for her age, and a Children Group recognized the severity of her condition. Her mother was asked to bring her every day to the Aganwadi centre.Geetaben regularly bring Savita in the Aganwadi where a GVT is implementing the malnutrition programme along with ICDS. Although seriously ill when she began treatment, she started improving gradually. After Savita began teating the special biscuits, she almost immediately began to eat and drink water and milk again Geetaben said. As days passed. she regained energy and became more active. The young girl even began smiling again. The Children Group saved my child she says.
 Motivate others to help elderly people
Nearly three out of five single older women are very poor and two out of three rural elderly women are fully dependent on other for want of appropriate livelihood opportunities towards economic security. Savitaben Navghanbhai residing in Ambher village of Vagra block. She is 78 year old and no one in his family to take care of her. She is doing others house hold domestic work to get food. Along with others Savitaben also one of our beneficiaries and is helping them by providing food kits on monthly basis regularly to survive. After GVT intervention to provide ration kits to Savitaben she feel happy and she tells now some of the villagers several time asking them if they need any help. Earlier the people from the village does not give food without house hold work now if situation arise they give food to them if require without any house hold work. The people of village have change their attitude toward her. Due to GVT kit distribution to him she felt that now people willing to help them.

You can communicate with Gram Vikas Trust at
Ramesh Kasondra
A-8, Ganesh Township, Gate No.2, Beside Shravan School, Link Road,-
Bharuch - 392001,India

Or you can reach Gram Vikas Trust here
Phone : 91 2642 239001
Fax : 91 2642 238364
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