Welcome to Gram Bharati Samiti

Gram Bharati Samiti (Society for Rural Development) was founded in April 1984 with the aim of "establishing a society based on humanitarian, democratic values and ecologically balanced habitat”. It was registered as a charity organization (‘Not for profit’ NGO) on 28, July 1984 under the Rajasthan Societies Registration Act (1958). The organization has got special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is registered under section 80 G and 12 A for exemption from Income Tax under the Income Tax Act 1961 of India.

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HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

GBS is the first NGO to initiate work in the field of HIV/AIDS in Rajasthan. Started with conducting a survey in 100 villages on the socio-economic and cultural life of some of tribal communities traditionally involved in sex work in 1991 with support from Am FAR, USA GBS has continued to work in this area for past 23 years. It has implemented number of projects...

HIV/AIDS

Women's Empowerment

Empowering the women by organizing them in Self Help Groups (SHG), raising awareness on their rights, combating domestic and worksite violence and making them economically self sustained has been one of GBS’ core objectives.Over 6,600 SHG have so far been formed so far in 78 villages by involving 7,000 women of backward castes and classes. After getting ade...

HIV/AIDS

Environment

Environment is the major issue and Gram Bharati Samiti was formed to protect and improve to and has been focusing on for over 20 years. It has been campaigning for forestation on farm boundaries, pasturelands, public/community lands etc. and reforestation in deforested areas e.g. denuded hills. GBS pilot project on wasteland development has been recognized and ap...

HIV/AIDS

Micro Finance

Looking at the increasing demand of rural women entrepreneurs for their household business and other domestic needs GBS decided to evolve an agency exclusively for supporting the women entrepreneurs to promote their household business activities. Hence a cooperative society named ‘Gram Bharati Apani Bachatghar Cooperative Society Limited’ was establis...

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  • Thu, 21 Jan 2016

    Bhawani Shanker Kusum, Secretary GBS Participated in CSO meetings, side events, plenary sessions etc. at COP12, on October 11-23, 2015, Ankara, Turkey.

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"In a short time environment effort has been made to plant large number of trees with the dual objectives of restoration of degenerated ecological syst...!
D. R. Mehta, D.G. Commerce Industry, New Delhi

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