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 1,300 villages in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand States of India.
 
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.