Gram Samriddhi Foundation

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Gram Samriddhi Foundation
Prakriti Ke Saath Pragati: Building a self-reliant rural India

About GSF

The Gram Samriddhi Foundation (GSF) is an Integrated Rural Development Initiative that works towards building a sustainable rural livelihood. Through a multi-dimensional approach that combines infrastructure development, capacity building and entrepreneurship support, Gram Samriddhi strives to bring about a positive change and create a path towards self-sufficiency for rural populations. By harnessing the collective efforts of local communities, the GSF is redefining the future of rural India with a focus on all five dimensions of development JAL-Water, JAMEEN-Land-Soil, JUNGLE-Forest-Tree, JAANWAR-Animal & JAN-Human, unlocking the true potential of its villages. 

Mission and Vision

Gram Samriddhi Foundation is dedicated to promoting the sustainable prosperity of farmers and the betterment of the environment, with a focus on achieving the following key objectives:

  • ▸Empowering Farmers
  • ▸ Chemical-free food for all
  • ▸Improved Environment
  • ▸Combating Malnutrition
  • ▸Youth Empowerment and Economic Opportunities
  • ▸Preventing Farmers’ Suicides

Focus Areas

  • ▸Farmer Training
  • ▸Fruit Tree Plantation
  • ▸Biogas Generation
  • ▸Rainwater Harvesting
  • ▸Farming Co-Operatives and Self-Help Groups
  • ▸Rural Youth Skill Training


Geographical Scope

The primary focus is on rural West Bengal with some initiatives in neighbouring Odisha and Jharkhand

Achievements to-date

  • ▸1020 villages reached.
  • ▸9550 farmers benefitted.
  • ▸5 lakh fruit trees planted.
  • ▸3287 farmers trained.
  • ▸95 Gobar (cow dung) Gas plants installed.
  • ▸600 rainwater harvesting ponds were created.

Scale of Opportunity

To expand and serve rural populations across India. There are about 160 million farmers in India, including 80 million small farmers holding less than 1 acre land. Most of them are stuck in a vicious poverty cycle, in need of interventions that are mentioned above to improve their living conditions and alleviate poverty.

Read the Case Study about the GSF


WGF leaders providing oversight:

Ratan Agarwal

Call To Action

▸SPREAD the word about the organization’s activities among your contacts

▸INVEST and contribute towards the organization’s mission

▸SHARE your knowledge or expertise on any of the following: tree plantation, gobar gas plants, rainwater harvesting, farmer training, cooperatives, or skill development

▸VOLUNTEER with any of the organization’s activities

▸WRITE about the organization’s work to share among the external audience

▸BUILD teams in other states

To contribute to Gram Samriddhi Abhiyan’s activities, please visit the website:

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