The organization commenced its functioning with the purpose of strengthening the rudimentary unit at the grassroots through institutionalising people's groups, education and awareness, contextual initiatives, advocacy and locale specific non violent struggle. With time; the approach and functioning of the organization envolved, whereby focus areas such as disaster mitigation, WATSAN, agro and non-agro based livelihood, community, traditional reproductive health and empowerment of women and other socially excluded groups became the core thrust areas of the organisation.
GPSVS is registered Under Societies Registration Act-1860 (XXI) , FCRA-1976 & Income Tax exemption Under Sec. 12 A and 80 G
Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction actions , disaster resilience and Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation
. Community Capacity Building activities through Traditional mechanism of coping with floods
. Development of IEC materials on Disaster Preparedness and Entitlement Benefits for the affected people
.Emergent Relief & Rehabilitation Programme for Flood and Earthquake victims
Promotion of water friendly and sand based cropsWomen and Children focused activities pre, during & post disaster
GPSVS has been working in Bihar for past 38 years , with specific focus on Madhubani district . However , since past decade the organization has expanded its functioning to Darbhanga , Muzaffarpur , Saran , Supaul and other districts of Bihar .
Disaster Response & Mitigation
Formation and strengthening farmers group
. Promoting Organic Farming( vermin composing , organic pest management )
. Agro Forestry , social forestry
.Sustainable livelihood programmes through Livestock Improvement and management
.Horticulture and Soil conservation and Agri Water Mgt.
.Crop intensification through System of Rice intensification specially for summer paddy ( SRI) & Sysytem of Wheat intensification
. Development of specific package of crops ( Specially Water and Sand Based / friendly crops)
Conservation of Medicinal plants & development of Home Herbal Garden
. Promoting for AYUSH Gram/ Herbal Gram
. Organising Rogopchar Shivir ( Remedial Camps) on AYUSH
. Documentation the Traditions of local Vaidyas , Herbs and tested home remedies, through NGOs/CBOs & AYUSH institutions
. Training , Exposure and other development capacity development actions for AYUSH doctor.
OUR PARTNERS IN DEVELOPMENT MISSION
Education & Awareness
Promotion of Traditional Health System
Comprehensive Eye Service
Reproductive & Child Health including HIV/ AIDS Programme
SARL ( Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Livelihood )
Non- Formal Education Centres for children & adolescents girls
. Mass Literacy campaign for the members of CBOs and Women’s group
.Panchayat Raj Awareness Programme
. Social mobilization /awareness for National Programmes
. Padyatra for community awareness on different social and right based issues
FORMATION & STRENGTHENING