Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti

Project Brief: Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS) project will focus on ensuring water security, better healthcare and education
Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: health and cleanliness

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Sandeep Nain
Project Partner(s): jasmine sandhu
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , GRAVIS, 3/458, 3/437, MM Colony,,Osian,
RAJASTHAN  342008
Tel: 91-291-2785317
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Jun 2016SeattleUSD 3607
Jan 2016SeattleUSD 27116
Feb 2015SeattleUSD 39123
Feb 2014SeattleUSD 5006
Jan 2014SeattleUSD 25246
Dec 2012SeattleUSD 8500
Dec 2011SeattleUSD 1250
Nov 2011SeattleUSD 7500
Nov 2011SeattleUSD 5000
Oct 2010SeattleUSD 10100
Nov 2009SeattleUSD 1100
Nov 2009SeattleUSD 6950
Aug 2008SeattleINR 419000

Total = $149632.2



Water, Health and Education for Women and Children of Thor

GRAVIS, based in Jodhpur (Rajasthan), works to improve the life of villagers in the Thar Desert of Western Rajasthan. To provide the most benefits to these communities, GRAVIS organizes rural reconstruction projects that encourage self empowerment. The organization works on various issues including water security, health and gender equality. GRAVIS currently works in 850 rural communities throughout five districts of Western Rajasthan.

With the funds provided by Asha, GRAVIS has expanded it's influence to include new villages in Jodhpur District. The project has 4 distinct goals: provide initial funding and yearly support for two new schools, build rainwater collection/storage tanks (Taankas), schedule medical camps and facilitate the organization of self help groups to economically empower women.

Some Pictures from the site vist -
Gravis Site Visit 2008 December - http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=172023&id=713482309&l=2869da63e8

Gravis Site Visit 2010 April - http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=171184&id=713482309&l=40586c7777
1. Initiate the process of community development in six villages of the Thar Desert
2. Organize women through formation of Self Help Groups
3. Ensure water security in project villages by construction of water storage tanks
4. Improve health conditions of women and children through health education and provision of health services
5. Spread literacy among children with a special focus on girl children
GRAVIS was established in 1983 by a group of social activists inspired by the Gandhian philosophy of social service.

GRAVIS now works in over eight hundred villages of Thar desert covering Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Barmer, Nagaur and Bikaner districts. The organization follows an integrated approach focusing on sustainable developmental programmes for alternative rural reconstruction and also mobilizes emergency relief in times of crisis. The primary approach is aimed at working directly on social rehabilitation and not just monetary assistance thus promoting self-reliance in village communities.
Mar 2017 GRAVIS-2017-budget
Mar 2017 Gravis-2017-BudgetProposal
Dec 2016 GRAVIS-AnnualReport-2016
Dec 2015 GRAVIS-ProjectProposal-2016
Dec 2015 GRAVIS-ProjectProposal-2016
Dec 2015 GRAVIS-EvaluationReport-2015
Dec 2014 GRAVIS-2015-Budget.xlsx
Dec 2014 GRAVIS-AnnualReport-2015
Dec 2014 GRAVIS-SiteVisitReport-May2015
Jan 2014 GRAVIS-ProjectProposal-BudgetDocument- ExtraFunds Jan-2014
Dec 2013 GRAVIS-ProjectProposal-BudgetDocument-2013-14
Dec 2013 Gravis-AnnualReport2-2013.pdf
Jan 2013 GRAVIS-SItVisitReport-January2013
Dec 2012 GRAVIS-AnnualReport-2013
Dec 2012 GRAVIS-AnnualReport-2013
Dec 2012 GRAVIS-AnnualReport-2013
Dec 2012 GRAVISBudgetDocument2012-13
Dec 2012 GRAVIS-AnnualReport-2012.doc
Nov 2012 GRAVISBudgetPlan2012-13.docx
Apr 2012 GRAVIS-SiteVisitReport-April2012.pdf
Oct 2011 GRAVIS Budget Document 2011-12
Apr 2011 GRAVIS Annual Report Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Dec 2010 GRAVISAnnualReport2011
Nov 2010 GRAVIS Annual Report 2010.doc
Jul 2010 GRAVIS_Project_Approval_Presenation-2010.pptx
Jul 2010 GRAVIS_Project_Proposal_2010.doc
Apr 2010 Gravis_Site_Visit_2010_April_Pictures
Sep 2009 GRAVIS_AnnualReport_2009_part1.doc
Sep 2009 GRAVIS_AnnualReport_2009_part2.doc
Jul 2009 Gravis-Preliminary-Report-2009.doc
Dec 2008 GRAVIS-SiteVisit-Dec2008-PicturesAndUpdate-Part1.pdf
Dec 2008 GRAVIS-SiteVisit-Dec2008-PicturesAndUpdate-Part2.pdf
Dec 2008 Baseline survey conducted by GRAVIS- Report 1
Dec 2008 Baseline survey conducted by GRAVIS- Report 2
Aug 2008 Project Approval Presentation
Jun 2008 Site_Visit_Report_June08.doc
May 2008 GRAVIS project proposal
May 2008 Taanka details