Gramin Vigyan Vikas Samiti (GRAVIS); Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Contact: Dr. Prakash Tyagi
September 2017 –September 2020
Budget: Total, Rs.1,795,000; 2017, Rs.615,000
This new multi-faceted 3-year project builds on the foundation established by a recently completed project to improve agricultural practices and community development in 5 villages in the drought-prone Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. With the participation of the Village Development Committees and Self-help Groups, GRAVIS will work to establish agri-horticulture units where mixed cropping is practiced, develop kitchen gardens, introduce contour bunding and fencing of fields, renovate farm ponds, construct ground water recharging pits, and develop seed and fodder banks and village-level livestock breeding centers. In addition, they will conduct education and training sessions on nutrition, composting methods, water quality and health issues, and preparation of bio-sand water filters.