History

Founded in 1983, GRAVIS has grown into one of the most respected NGOs in India with a strong international recognition. The organization was started by a small group of development activists who believed in participatory rural development, with very little resources but with a very strong commitment. GRAVIS began its work in about 20 villages and currently works in over 1,500 villages in Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.
 
The Story of GRAVIS is a special publication dedicated to observe the 25 years of GRAVIS’ journey of community development in the Thar Desert. Authored by Hayden Kantor, The book presents a comprehensive description of GRAVIS genesis, its growth and development, future directions and statistical analysis of progress made by the organization.