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Last Updated on May 11, 2020

Operation in state

  • Gujarat
 

Thematic Areas

  • Community Development
  • Education and Employment
  • Healthcare
  • Livelihoods
  • Old-age homes
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Women and Gender
 
 

Tax Compliance Eligibility

  • 80G (for 50% tax benefits)
  • 12 A (Tax exemption for NGO income)
  • FCRA (Eligible for international funding)
 
 

Gram Vikas Trust

Verified Organization

Established In 2001


A-18 , Pushapdhan Banglows, Link Road, , Bharuch , Gujarat , 392001

About the organization

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.
We have come a long way following a small beginning in June 2001, and have implemented a wide variety of projects related to child   rights for change, reproductive child health care, quality education, watershed development, wasteland development, tribal development, low cost sanitation, alternate energy sources, self-help groups, vocational training to youth, and women empowerment in Bharuch and Narmada.Districts of Gujarat state in India. While implementing different developmental projects, our thrust has always been on working through people’s participation. At GVT, we have always believed in the capacities and capabilities of the communities, and have always strived to channel their hidden energies for the betterment of society at large. Our efforts have always been directed towards creating an environment that is conducive of enhancing opportunities to local people to think and act positively. We have always endeavored to develop skills and competencies of the local communities with a view to enabling them to operate and maintain the assets created through the implementation of the projects on sustainable basis.
This philosophy of ours has led us to adopt a holistic and participatory approach to rural development. We believe in inclusive approach, covering all the sections of the society, particularly the underprivileged, in a village. We work with the existing village level fora (and creating new ones wherever necessary) through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) approaches, principles and techniques. 

 

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.


We have come a long way following a small beginning in June 2001, and have implemented a wide variety of projects related to child   rights for change, reproductive child health care, quality education, watershed development, wasteland development, tribal development, low cost sanitation, alternate energy sources, self-help groups, vocational training to youth, and women empowerment in Bharuch and Narmada.Districts of Gujarat state in India. While implementing different developmental projects, our thrust has always been on working through people’s participation. At GVT, we have always believed in the capacities and capabilities of the communities, and have always strived to channel their hidden energies for the betterment of society at large. Our efforts have always been directed towards creating an environment that is conducive of enhancing opportunities to local people to think and act positively. We have always endeavored to develop skills and competencies of the local communities with a view to enabling them to operate and maintain the assets created through the implementation of the projects on sustainable basis.


This philosophy of ours has led us to adopt a holistic and participatory approach to rural development. We believe in inclusive approach, covering all the sections of the society, particularly the underprivileged, in a village. We work with the existing village level fora (and creating new ones wherever necessary) through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) approaches, principles and techniques.

 

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Special features of the organization

Partnership: Gram Vikas Trust works exclusively with corporates and other local NGO, local governments and community-based groups. In addition to channelling funds and providing technical support to local actors, international NGOs seek to represent and amplify their voices in policy arenas.
Long-term presence and accountability – GVT is present in Gujarat over a long period – well beyond the life span of any one project. This is seen as a key to developing relationships of trust, building knowledge of local context and establishing a reputation as an effective actor.
Values base – GVT is guided by a mission, vision and principles. These values could be faith-oriented or secular; something larger than organizational strategy or project goals drives the organization and motivates its staff and supporters.
Mission-driven board and staff – Boards and staff of GVT are often deeply committed to the mission, vision and values of the organization. Many interviewees felt that the strength of commitment – to contributing to the fight against poverty and, in some cases, to activism to advance social justice – of NGO staff was qualitatively different from that of staff of government agencies or private contractors.
Collective action – GVT has the capacity and motivation to take collective action on issues of importance, ranging from advocacy to advance policy change to the establishment of normative standards that promote more effective field programs.
Technical capacity –GVT has deep technical expertise. As we have worked in multiple sectors (from agriculture to education, and from health to microfinance) for decades, and have a breadth and depth of technical capacity by sector like rights-based approaches, good governance and by skill like  policy analysis, advocacy, etc. 
Operational systems – GVT has a strong capacity to manage operations, finances and human resources effectively and efficiently. This positions them as a trustworthy steward of large grants and as a capacity builder of local organizations.
Diversity of funds – GVT has raised and steward funds from diverse sources, ranging from institutional and individual donors giving millions of dollars and rupees for welfare to individuals giving $10 or $20. The availability of unrestricted funds (that can be invested at the discretion of the organization) is a vital feature of our NGOs.
  • Partnership: Gram Vikas Trust works exclusively with corporates and other local NGO, local governments and community-based groups. In addition to channelling funds and providing technical support to local actors, international NGOs seek to represent and amplify their voices in policy arenas.
  • Long-term presence and accountability – GVT is present in Gujarat over a long period – well beyond the life span of any one project. This is seen as a key to developing relationships of trust, building knowledge of local context and establishing a reputation as an effective actor.
  • Values base – GVT is guided by a mission, vision and principles. These values could be faith-oriented or secular; something larger than organizational strategy or project goals drives the organization and motivates its staff and supporters.
  • Mission-driven board and staff – Boards and staff of GVT are often deeply committed to the mission, vision and values of the organization. Many interviewees felt that the strength of commitment – to contributing to the fight against poverty and, in some cases, to activism to advance social justice – of NGO staff was qualitatively different from that of staff of government agencies or private contractors.
  • Collective action – GVT has the capacity and motivation to take collective action on issues of importance, ranging from advocacy to advance policy change to the establishment of normative standards that promote more effective field programs.
  • Technical capacity –GVT has deep technical expertise. As we have worked in multiple sectors (from agriculture to education, and from health to microfinance) for decades, and have a breadth and depth of technical capacity by sector like rights-based approaches, good governance and by skill like  policy analysis, advocacy, etc. 
  • Operational systems – GVT has a strong capacity to manage operations, finances and human resources effectively and efficiently. This positions them as a trustworthy steward of large grants and as a capacity builder of local organizations.
  • Diversity of funds – GVT has raised and steward funds from diverse sources, ranging from institutional and individual donors giving millions of dollars and rupees for welfare to individuals giving $10 or $20. The availability of unrestricted funds (that can be invested at the discretion of the organization) is a vital feature of our NGOs.
 

Why should a corporate partner with organization?

We at Gram Vikas Trust  partners to share a common goal and to agree the hoped-for outcomes, impacts and business for their partnership as a whole, it is also important that partners recognise and accept that each partnership has the right to expect benefits that will be specific to them. We hold knowledge about execution challenges, facilitating factors and inhibitors on the ground, particularly in unfamiliar territory and also talent acquisition from communities where the company has limited reach. We have different mechanisms for scaling up operations by creating extensions of the corporate organization.
We believe in establishing key relationships with local actors and communities and building brand equity. This would include building credibility and goodwill with political and regulatory bodies as well. The more reasons that each party can cite for entering into the relationship, the greater the likelihood that it will last, and contribute to strategic goals.

We at Gram Vikas Trust  partners to share a common goal and to agree the hoped-for outcomes, impacts and business for their partnership as a whole, it is also important that partners recognise and accept that each partnership has the right to expect benefits that will be specific to them. We hold knowledge about execution challenges, facilitating factors and inhibitors on the ground, particularly in unfamiliar territory and also talent acquisition from communities where the company has limited reach. We have different mechanisms for scaling up operations by creating extensions of the corporate organization.


We believe in establishing key relationships with local actors and communities and building brand equity. This would include building credibility and goodwill with political and regulatory bodies as well. The more reasons that each party can cite for entering into the relationship, the greater the likelihood that it will last, and contribute to strategic goals.

 

Chief Functionary

Name :  
Ramesh Kasondra
 
Designation :  
Founder & President
 
Email :  
trustee@gvtbharuch.org
 
 

Contact

Name :  
Ramesh Kasondra
 
Designation :  
Founder & President
 
Email 1 :  
trustee@gvtbharuch.org
 
Phone :  
02642-239001
 
 

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