Introduction of GVT
GVT is a National Level Organization established by Krishak Bharti Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO) with the support of Government of India and Department for International Development (DFID), UK. Working since 1992 under the aegis of KRIBHCO, GVT has managed projects costing Rs. 111 crore during 1992-2006. Until 2005-06, it was directly funded by DFID. It is run as a trust; overseen by a Board of Trustees, which includes two Directors from Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
It has about 443 employees working in ten states (Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand). During the financial year 2011-12, it managed projects costing Rs. 27.6 crore and is expected to cross Rs. 35 crore in financial year 2012-13.
The underlying strategy behind GVT’s approach to rural development and livelihood improvement is to promote skill development & income generating activities; encourage social entrepreneurship; improve farm productivity & add value to farm and non-farm based activities; provide market linkages for rural output (produce, goods or services); build capacity for sustainable and healthy approach to use of natural resources, agriculture related inputs and watershed management; and reduce risk & vulnerabilities relating to nutrition, health and shelter.
GVT aims to act as a repository of knowledge and implementing capacity for wholesome approach to poverty alleviation and livelihood related risk mitigation. It manages a National Livelihood Resource Institute from a fully equipped residential campus at Ratlam (MP); and a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Godda Ranchi.
GVT has managed two major DFID funded projects in the past and now implements projects for various Central Ministries, State Governments, National Rainfed Area Authority, NABARD, World Bank, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), Rockefeller Foundation, Asian Development Bank, European Commission, and Corporates like Larsen & Toubro, LANCO, CFCL, NTPC etc.
Major Thematic Areas of Intervention for GVT are:
- Natural Resource Management
- Skill Development
- Institutional Development
- Development Studies
- Health & Sanitation
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Market Linkage ... (more)
To be regarded as a leader in bringing about Sustainable Improvement in living standards of Rural Poor and Marginalized Communities.
Striving for Improved and Sustainable Livelihood of the Poor and Marginalized Communities.
- Improvement of livelihood of tribal and farming community through
- Skill Development
- Farming Income Generating Activities (IGAs)
- Non Farming Income Generating activities
- Gender and poverty focused participatory approach and its implementation.
- Establishment of village based institutions.
- Capacity building of communities by setting up of training centers.
- Consultancy on Rural Development to different organizations/institutions and other organizations.
- Research and other related activities on sustainable agriculture.
- Sustainable links with the government, non-government, educational and research institutions.
- Entrepreneurship Development and creation of enterprises around skill sets or resources.
- Strengthening Market linkages for rural goods & services (product & skills).
It aims to reach out to about 1.5 crore people through its interventions in the next 10 years and raise the earnings of about 30 lakh people by Rs. 36,000 per annum at today’s prices (Base year being 2012-13).