About the society

India is an agricultural country. The majority of population resides in the rural area. Major proportion of rural population depends up on agriculture for livelihood. About 79 per cent of total land holdings are in the categories of small and marginal holdings. The small and marginal farmers are as good as medium and large farmers in adopting the improved agricultural technology for raising production but they lack in resources. Thus these farmers need special attention in managing the resources through government as well as through non-government organizations (N.G.O.).

There is a need to increase production in agriculture in general and through small and marginal farmers in particular (since majority of holdings belong to this category) which is essential to feed the growing population. It is possible through transfer technology. Such efforts are also essential to achieve self sufficiency in food production as well as from the point of view of national food security.

The women are also participating in agricultural activities like dairying (mainly in case of small, marginal farmers and landless laboures) and other programmes for value added in agricultural production (fruit preservation, potato products etc.) they are also engaged in non-agricultural activities like tailoring and weaving etc. They need help for skill information to develop small scale and cottage industry in the rural area for raising family income to bring their families above the poverty line. Keeping in view the above considerations in mind the present society “Gramin Vikas Avam Siksha Prasar Samiti” was registered in the year 2000 to meet this end.

Objectives of the society:

  1. To encourage agricultural research and integrated rural development and to make rural people acquainted with research programmes related to agriculture and rural development outcomes through field practical demonstrations.
  2. To communicate and to extend the new technology for improved agriculture and to trained the farmers and help them in managing resources.
  3. To prepare the programmes for economic and social development of weaker sections families-small, marginal and landless laboures families and to help them in executing the programmes.
  4. To publish research journals, magazines, folders, pamphlets, booklets etc. based on research experience for the sustainable development of agriculture, education, small scale and cottage industries in the rural areas.
  5. To establish libraries and educational institutions in the rural area for extending education in rural area and to help such institutions for proper running.
  6. To run the various projects/schemes for rural and agricultural developments.
  7. To create awareness among the rural people regarding community development and environment protection.
  8. To frame the programmes for the development of rural women and to manage the resources for executing such programmes for women empowerment.
  9. To execute the other miscellaneous programmes for agriculture and rural development like arranging farmers gosti seminars and conferences etc.