Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti

location: JodhpurRajasthan

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor a small rainwater harvesting underground tank and prevent water scarcity for an extremely poor family in the Thar desert
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help a poor girl child from a remote village community to get educated in a rural school for a year
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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GRAVIS, a voluntary organisation believes in Gandhian philosophy of ‘Sarvodya’ that means all have to rise but the poorest one first and ‘Gram Swaraj’ that means village self rule when working with the village communities. It helps them to gain more
Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti was established in 1983 shaped by Late Laxmi Chand Tyagi & his wife Shashi Tyagi in a small village Jelu-Gagadi 60 km far from Jodhpur for the upliftment of underprivileged communities of Thar Desert in Rajasthan. GRAVIS believes in Gandhian philosophy of Sarvodya that means all have to rise but the poorest one first and Gram Swaraj that means village self rule when working with the village communities. It helps them to gain more ownership and control over the village environment, institutions and become self-reliant.
Ms. Shashi Tyagi, Secretary, is an educationist and a well-known women rights activist in India. She is one of the founding members of GRAVIS. She joined the Sarvodaya movement at a young age and has spent over 40 years in public life. Ms. Tyagi has served as a member on the boards of several organizations in India and at a global level.
Full time staff :17
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :105
Volunteers: 15
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 72880645
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 75109033
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of rainwater harvesting tanks constructed: 234
Rewards & Recognition
In 2015, Dr. Prakash Tyagi was awarded the Giving Back Award Certificate of Special Recognition by the UBM India Best NGO Category in Environment
In 2017, Dr. Prakash Tyagi was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the World CSR Congress and Thought Leaders Recognition in CSR work
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)1,929,1083,318,0843,353,046
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia379,028587,394857,425
Other donations from Indian individuals465,944690,9071,637,450
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia98,112381,99977,483
Other donations from foreign individuals763,653424,236837,875
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)33,017,49721,479,38221,838,228
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)34,669,89238,076,80153,874,583
Sale of assets363,000664,00034,000
Total Receipts72,880,64568,398,95283,085,846
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)507,0753,715,3054,561,156
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries29,648,69236,076,0110
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits16,796,10618,299,55311,276,338
Staff training000
Staff travel1,582,3421,742,7811,615,766
Consultant's fees913,0021,119,523344,948
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)3,089,5823,441,4420
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)0032,637,075
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme481,345656,068254,246
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)00520,399
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)000
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses00336,000
Total Payments75,109,03382,229,32173,347,978
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.204/1983-84/ ]
2 PAN Number:AAATG1783G
3 12-A [No.26/85-86]
4 80G [No.AA-II/JOD/Aa(TAK)/2007-2008/1782]
5 FCRA [No.125610001]
6 35 (1)(ii) [No.NA]
7 35 (1)(iii) [No.NA]
8 35AC [No.NA]
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 Flat No 1, Basant Vihar, 3rd A Road Sardarpura
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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 – 10,000742094
 10,000 – 25,00056864
 25,000 – 50,000628
 50,000 – 1,00,000718
 Greater than 1,00,000101
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0001
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0003
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 1869401
2 Lowest Paid: INR 72000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 1869401
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel26785
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 26785
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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 Laxman Singh
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
2 Dr. Manju Mishra
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
3 Dr. R. P. Dhir
 Male, President , INR 0.00,
4 Dr.Archna Kumar
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
5 Shashi Tyagi
 Female, Secretary , INR 1,245,468.00,
6 N. A. Ansari
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
7 Leela Devi
 Female, Member , INR 231,619.00,
8 Saraswati Kumar
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
9 Dr. Prakash Tyagi
 Male, Member , INR 1,869,401.00,
10 Dr. G. M. Singhvi
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
11 Dr. S. M. Mohnot
 Male, Vice-President, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Laxman Singh Mr. Laxman Singh is a village leader and has a long association with GRAVIS. He belongs to Malunga village and has wide experience of village based field activities. He is a very respected person in village communities.
2 Dr. Manju Mishra Dr. Mishra is an educationalist and Lecturer in DAV college Lucknow. She has joined board on 28/03/2015
3 Dr. R. P. Dhir Dr. R. P. Dhir is a renowned agricultural scientist and has worked as the director of Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur. He has wide knowledge of desert environment, agricultural techniques and water harvesting methods in Thar desert.
4 Dr.Archna Kumar Dr. Kumar is an educationlist and an Associate Professor of Development Communication at Lady Irwin College in New Delhi. She is a noted development activist and thinker and has been associated with GRAVIS for several years. She joined the Governing Board in March 2012.
5 Shashi Tyagi Ms. Shashi Tyagi is also an educationist and founder member of GRAVIS. She has joined Sarvodaya moment soon after her marriage and is working as a development activist for over 40 years.
6 N. A. Ansari Mr. Ansari is a civil engineer and a retired lecturer from Jodhpur Engineering college and is associated with GRAVIS for the last 20 years.
7 Leela Devi Ms. Leela Vyas is a village leader and a social activist. She has been working with GRAVIS for the last 8 years. She is a dedicated activist, working on women’’s issues.
8 Saraswati Kumar Ms. Saraswati Kumar is an eminent women activist. She has worked with several voluntary organisations and has been a noted development activist.
9 Dr. Prakash Tyagi Dr. Prakash Tyagi is a medical doctor and a public health professional working for GRAVIS for over 12 years.
10 Dr. G. M. Singhvi Dr. Singhvi is a retired officer from Rajasthan Administrative Services. He is a well-known social activist and has also served as a judge in Lok Adalat of Rajasthan High Court.
11 Dr. S. M. Mohnot Dr. Mohnot is a Zoologist and has served as a professor in the JaiNarayanVyasUniversity, Jodhpur. He is associated with GRAVIS for a long time and has great interest in working for desert communities.
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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 2016-201724/03/2017710
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201724/03/2017710
Annual Report for the year 2015-201618/11/201769
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201618/11/201769
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External Reviews
1IDRF, Canada
2Wells for India, Udaipur
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Sangeeta Inda  Finland
Exchange visit to University of Tampere
 INR 0.00 1 100% University of Tampere
2 Shashi Tyagi  Finland
Exchange visit to University of Tampere
 INR 0.00 1 100% University of Tampere
3 Dr. Prakash Tyagi Mexico
IDEX meeting
 INR 0.00 1 100% IDEX, USA
4 Rahul Mishra Kenya
India - Africa Agriculture Innovation Bridge
 INR 0.00 1 100% USAID and TechnoServe
5 Rajendra Kumar Kenya and Malawi
India - Africa Agriculture Innovation Bridge
 INR 0.00 1 100% USAID and TechnoServe
6 Rajendra Kumar Mexico
IDEX meeting
 INR 0.00 1 100% IDEX, USA
7 Dr. Prakash Tyagi Kenya and Malawi
NRM Project Monitoring
 INR 0.00 1 100% USAID and TechnoServe
8 Dr. Prakash Tyagi Vietnam
Help Age Conference
 INR 0.00 1 100% Help Age International
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 Dhapu of village Mandla Khurd
Dhapu and family live in a small hamlet called Bhopa Ji Ki Dhani, in Mandala Khurd. Family trade is farming; but agricultural yield is inadequate as agriculture is rain fed. In the time of need her father also works as a daily wage labourer. He manages to earn a monthly income of Rs 1000 which barely suffices to provide for the basic necessities of the family. Making ends meet is difficult. Dhapu mostly spends her time tending to her siblings or helping her mother with house hold chores. Education is treated as an added luxury and is mostly the boys are encouraged to go to school while the girls spend their time tending to siblings and helping with the house hold chores Due to lack of resources Dhapu s parents could not send her to school. After a meeting with a teacher from GRAVIS they learnt that they could enroll her into the education support program run by GRAVIS with the support of GIVE. Her parents are happy to send her to school and expect that educating her would make her more self reliant Dhapu is an active child and records an attendance of 70%. She likes to read Hindi and enjoys the story telling session held by the class teacher. She likes to play many local games like kho-kho, genda-gippi with her friends. She is well behaved with her teacher and fellow mates. Dhapu wants to join the police services through this she wants to serve society
 A Taanka for Dhapu Devi of Kushlawa village
Villagers in remote villages rely on traditional water harvesting structures, which provide them water in dry periods. Kushlawa is a village of Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. Like many villages, drinking water is a major problem here. Dhapu Devi is an old woman of 73 years of age. Her family has 10 members. Dependant on farming affected by erratic rains, the family lives in poverty and had no facility to store drinking water. Dhapu and other members of her family had to walk 4 kilometres everyday to bring water. With the help of GRAVIS, the family has got a new taanka. The taanka has relieved the family from the pain of water fetching drudgery. It is now a new life for them. They can have enough water for drinking, the health is improving and they are saving money and time. 3 girls from the family have started going to school regularly as they don t need to go to fetch water every day. As an impact of said interventions, now members of families started take a bath in routine. This protects them from various infectious diseases. The time saved is being used in farming and the money saved can now be used for buying other necessary items. We are happier and healthier. Our new taanka has given us a new life says Dhapu Devi.

You can communicate with Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti at
Shashi Tyagi
3/458, Milk Men Colony, Pal Road-
Jodhpur - 342008,India

Or you can reach Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti here
Phone : 91 291 2785317
Fax : 91 291 2785116
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