Indian Grameen Services

Promotes livelihood development for marginalised communities by focusing on financial inclusion, supporting eco-tourism and assisting micro-enterprises

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Indian Grameen Services (IGS) works towards fostering livelihood development with an aim to introduce financial services to the marginalised communiti Read morees by inculcating financial literacy, digital transactions, non-cash transactions, individual micro-entrepreneur financing and aadhar-card based linkage. The organisation further promotes eco-tourism and has developed a community-owned eco-tourism initiative at Mangalajodi Wetland of Chilika Lagoon and Devkund in Similipal Biospehere Reserve. These initiatives are a productive way of creating a source of income for the locals while preserving natural reserves. Additionally, in order to ensure community ownership, IGS has set up the Manglajodi Eco Tourism Trust and the Devkund Eco Tourism Trust as institutions which are completely owned and managed by the local communities. In addition to this IGS works to help farmers increase their income by enhancing crop productivity, reducing cost of production, mitigating risk, and strengthening backward and forward linkages. The organisation's goal is to provide 10 million households with sustainable farm-based livelihood solutions across India by 2030. In order to promote clean energy IGS has developed initiatives which include renewable energy charging stations, solar water pumps and village electrification. The organisation has also set up solar micro grids and has guided the communities to adopt the technology. The organisation also promotes entrepreneurship development which includes micro-enterprises for farm and non-farm based livelihoods. It identifies individuals involved in specific trades and provides them with training, guidance, mentoring, risk-management services and links to financial institutions to help them expand. IGS surveys the local economy, studies the market, provides value chain assessment and develops strategic business plans. The organisation has intervened in sectors including retail and smaller initiatives such as street hawking, eating outlets and tailoring. It has also supported seventy five women entrepreneurs through systematic training, advisory, handholding and risk management, from Nandghars (Anganwadis) in Barmer, Rajasthan. Additionally, IGS has established Institutional Development Support Services (IDSS) with an aim to incubate and empower social enterprises. IDSS offers services such as policy formulation, institutional design, conceptual framework, formation and strengthening of primary and secondary institutions, training on change management, and long-term hand-holding support services. Further, in order to preserve national resources, IGS's branch in Integrated Natural Resource Management has developed alternative livelihoods for communities living in endangered ecosystems. It has worked with resettled tribes in Similipal Tiger Reserve (Odisha), and natural reserves under the Satpura range (Madhya Pradesh). Furthermore, IGS has worked to strengthen marketing systems for non-timber forest products such as Dates, Indian gooseberry, Bamboo, Tamarind and medicinal herbs.


  • Natural Resource Based Livelihoods Programme

    Indian Grameen Services (IGS) promotes sustainable livelihoods by harnessing natural resources. It works with rural communities, small farmers, and forest-dependent populations, focusing on integrated natural resource management to boost food production and reduce costs. Its approach fosters community resilience and ecosystem vitality, particularly in dryland regions facing challenges like land degradation and climate change. IGS's initiatives include community mobilization, ecotourism, and supporting relocated forest dwellers. It has developed cost-effective models for soil and water conservation, ecological farming, and more, benefiting thousands of households. IGS seeks collaboration to expand natural resource-based livelihood programmes, promote innovation, and integrate AI and ICT into its work.

  • Non-Farm Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Development Programme

    Indian Grameen Services (IGS) expands its focus beyond agriculture to promote non-farm enterprise and entrepreneurship. This shift is in response to community needs and emerging opportunities. IGS has a history of diverse projects, from waste management to supporting craftspersons, community-based microfinance, and rural service enterprises. It aims to create a substantial impact by promoting "deci-enterprises" that hire at least 10 workers, focusing on green, digitally enabled, and e-commerce-savvy ventures. IGS also emphasizes non-farm and off-farm entrepreneurship and supports marginalized communities through producers' organizations. It seeks collaboration with various stakeholders to develop digital learning solutions, pilot deci-enterprises in rural areas, provide life skills and mentorship for entrepreneurs, and offer financial products to support rural youth, women, and tribal entrepreneurs.

  • Agriculture and Allied Business Development Programme

    Indian Grameen Services (IGS) strives to ensure household prosperity by focusing on agriculture and allied businesses, particularly for small and marginal farmers. It addresses the challenges faced by Indian agriculture, promoting innovation and sustainability. IGS utilizes technology to boost crop productivity, enhance market access through IT platforms, and empower farmer collectives. It has implemented models to increase productivity, reduce input costs, and add local value. IGS supports risk mitigation, diversification of livelihoods, and aggregation of input and output. Currently, IGS has successfully established over 170 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) and is engaged in 12 projects to elevate the income and market access of agricultural and allied producers. It welcomes collaboration with various stakeholders to innovate, integrate AI and IoT in agriculture, pilot financial products, develop farm-to-fork solutions, and explore contract farming.

Impact Metrics

  • Reached Households

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2015-16 56000
    • 2016-17 450000
    • 2018-19 280000
    • 2019-20 762000
  • Number of Projects Implemented

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    • 2016-17 48
    • 2018-19 35
    • 2019-20 33

Leadership Team

  • Radheshyam Solanki

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Sanjib Sarangi

    Chief Fundraising Officer

  • Kumaresh Rout

    Head - Operations

  • Dharmendra Sriwastwa

    Regional Head-Jharkhand

  • Bhaskar Singh Baghel

    Regional Head-Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan

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  • Headquarters

    III Floor, Surabhi Arcade Troop Bazar, Bank Street Koti, Hyderabad Telangana, 500001


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    Section 8 (formerly Section 25)

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  • 2021-22

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  • 2022-23

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