Strategy & Approach
GVT’s approach while implementing various developmental projects is based on Saturation Approach. GVT places the community at the centre and divides the community into farm based and non-farm based communities. The farm based communities includes those who have land and earn their living through agriculture, livestock and other Income Generation Activities (IGAs), while on the other hand the non-farm based communities includes those who makes their living from local businesses.
GVT recognizes that income of the Farm Based communities can be increased through developing land and addressing the issue of Water Scarcity. Through focused group discussions with the farm based communities GVT identifies the problems associated with land such as the reason for low yield, ways to increase the yield, arability, adding values for increased production etc. The approach to the issue of water scarcity is addressed through Watershed Management and development of structures to arrest soil erosion, ground water recharging, storage etc. Livestock includes dairy, poultry and piggery. Livestock development is another area under farm based activity where beneficiaries are provided handholding support regarding timely immunization of the mulching animals, regular health checkups, better quality fodder etc so that the beneficiary gets maximum milk from the milking animals which can later be converted into income. Apart from this, farm based activity also includes other Income Generating Activities like Handicrafts, Processed Food Items, Honey, Milk Products, and NTFP.
Non-Farm based activities includes local business such as tailoring, beautician, grocery shops etc. GVT provides skill sets matching with the acumen of the villagers and build their capacities so that they can realize their true potential and carry out income generating activities on their own. They act as an entrepreneurs at local level after undertaking capacity building exercises.
Human Resource Development is another Non-Farm based activity through which GVT targets those individuals who are ready to undergo Skill Training and migrate to various work places in and out of the state in which they reside. Skill sets are identified and proper training is provided to the excess population of a village, who do not shows any interest in agricultural activities but shows more interest in organized trades and other services. GVT’s Skill development training is placement linked. In the post training period, some prefer to join the organized labour force while others prefer to become local entrepreneur. Excess of population who are not skilled are provided handholding support and soft skills to undertake skill development training. GVT constantly endeavours to provide skill development training to the unskilled labour force so that they can get themselves employed locally and earn on a sustainable basis.