Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi (RGVN)

Empowers the underprivileged, particularly women, by promoting sustainable livelihoods through institution building, grassroots initiatives, and combining traditional wisdom with modern technology and promoting environmentally conscious choices

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About

  • Headquarters

    Guwahati, Assam

  • Since

    1990

RGVN (Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi) has a vision of creating an enabling environment where the poor and underprivileged can achieve sustainable liveli Read morehoods with dignity. Its mission is to improve the economic and social status of the rural and urban poor through institution building and livelihood enhancement. With a focus on empowering women, RGVN aims to promote sustainable livelihoods by providing financial and non-financial support to grassroots-level initiatives of NGOs and community-owned institutions. It combines traditional wisdom with modern technology, helps communities organise themselves into collectives, and prioritize the most deprived, such as women. RGVN's programmes are based on sustainable practices and aim to give communities greater control over their resources and the ability to demand their rights from mainstream institutions.

Demographies Served

Programs

  • Livelihood and Food Security - System of Rice Intensification Project

    RGVN has been introducing the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to Northeast India as a resource-conserving technology management system. It has reached out to over 10,000 farmers in 26 districts of Assam, covering more than 5000 acres of land. RGVN has received grants from various agencies such as Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT), NABARD, NEDFi, Power Grid, and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) to support its promotional efforts. Currently, RGVN is promoting SRI in 12 districts of Assam, benefiting small-scale farmers who own about 1-3 acres of land.

  • Skill Development and Capacity Builidng Programme

    RGVN focuses on skill building across various sectors, categorized into three areas. It conducts capacity-building programmes for grassroots-level institutions like SHGs, NGOs, cooperatives, and farmers' clubs, aiming to enhance their governance, leadership, financial literacy, and other relevant skills. RGVN provides skill upgradation in specific sectors it operates in, with a focus on technological advancements in agriculture and allied fields. It collaborates with skill-building institutions and companies to train individuals in service sectors, such as mobile phone repair, electronics repair, carpentry, and tailoring, as well as soft skills development to improve employability.

  • CSR collaboration- Adoption of Amkota Village Programme

    District
    State

    The objective is to transform the village into a Model Village through planned interventions. The project, funded as a CSR initiative of IDBI Bank, includes interventions such as the provision of drinking water, sanitation facilities, health camps and kiosks, renovation of school buildings, construction of community hall, setting up of informatics centres, and other infrastructure development.

  • Institution Building Programme

    RGVN is dedicated to institution building, empowering grassroots initiatives and people's collectives through support in need assessment, capacity development, and strategic business planning. It establishes sustainable institutions, like RGVN(NE)MF Ltd. and UMaSS cooperative society, and forms self-help group federations and cooperatives, contributing to women's empowerment and livelihood promotion. Collaborating with HIVOS, RGVN facilitates microfinance organisations and supports livelihood options in sectors such as agriculture, forest products, bell metal work, and dairy farming, implementing institution-building through project committees and collectives.

Impact Metrics

  • Number of Farmers Trained by Conducting Meetings.

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2018-19 40000
    • 2019-20 186206
    • 2020-21 102976

Leadership Team

  • Amiya Sharma

    Executive Director

Demographics & Structure

  • No. of Employees

    100+

M&E

  • Internal, External Assessors

    No

Policies

  • Ethics and Transparency Policies

    No

  • Formal CEO Oversight & Compensation Policy

    No

Political & Religious Declarations

  • On Affiliation if any

    No

  • On Deployment Bias if any

    No

Registration Details

  • PAN Card

    AAAAR3014Q

  • FCRA

    Not Available

  • CSR Registration Number

    Not Available

Location

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Society

Financial Details

 Income / Expenses
  • 2018-19

    Income
    Rs.85,435,972
    Expenses
    Rs.88,423,302
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.13,920,892
    Program Expenses
    Rs.74,502,410
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  • 2019-20

    Income
    Rs.85,487,538
    Expenses
    Rs.88,976,761
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.12,472,939
    Program Expenses
    Rs.76,503,822
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  • 2020-21

    Income
    Rs.79,772,629
    Expenses
    Rs.81,316,305
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.11,353,630
    Program Expenses
    Rs.69,962,675
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