Grameena Vikas Samithi (GVS), Tirupati is constituted by a group of socially conscious and educated young men and women inspired by the work of Shri. Baba Saheb Amte – renowned Social Worker and Templeton award/prize winner. Who was concerned about poverty, illiteracy, hunger, nature/environment and squalor, which compelled areas to some sort of sole-human existence, the organisers of GVS being relatively better off, envisaged to improve the livelihoods of the people in the lowest strata of the society.
To identify constraints to sustainable agriculture development…
and evaluate means of alleviating them
To conserve nature... and to halt environment degradation
To educate and empower citizens of tomorrow and youth
To prove that health is wealth… and family welfare is paradise
To reach unfortunate victims of natural calamities…
Conservation of Nature for a Better Future
Anthropogenic decline in land eco-system and productivity is real. GVS focuses on to achieve and maintain an Ideal SOIL – the Soul Of Infinite Life – to conserve, protect and improve the living resources. We work for the welfare of resource poor marginal farmers and for the people without access for basic needs.
Climate-smart sustainable agriculture based on indigenous cows resource
This project is based on indigenous cow resource management, specifically dung and urine bio inputs. Objectives range from a better social organisation which would facilitate procurement of new indigenous cows, cow management training, making of farm yard manure, and bio booster solutions with urine, to the plantation of Cassia Siamea & Gliricidia, a fertilizer tree, planted on filed bunds, in order to promote leaf biomass compost, thus generating carbon sequestration.
Change is visible in the local eco-system. 7000 eucalyptuses have grown up on seven acres of barren lands; trees, small cattle and bird population have grown, and soil has become more friable thanks to more organic content, leading to higher crops yields. Net returns have increased by 65% and the cost of paddy rice production has been reduced by 10%. Next step is to develop green manure crop and provide revolving funds for five groups of 10 farmers.