Gram Vikas is a rural development organization, working with poor and marginalized communities of Orissa, India toward sustainable improvements in the quality of life of the rural poor since 1979.
Gram Vikas, literally meaning “village development,”was founded by a group of student volunteers from Chennai, under the umbrella of the Young Students Movement for Development (YSMD) and has grown to be the largest NGO in the region.
The Gram Vikas mission is realized through MANTRA – Movement and Network for the Transformation of Rural Areas, an integrated habitat development programme, guided by the belief that, all people deserve to live in peace, with dignity. Through this approach, Gram Vikas has supplied 701 villages throughout Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand with bathing rooms, toilets, and 24-hour piped water supply to every household within the community.
For more information, visit: www.gramvikas.org