“GRAVIS – It is not just an organization, it is a family”

Anant S. Makh and Gaurav S. Bhongale completed a three weeks internship visiting seven GRAVIS field centers in remote areas of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur Districts. Keeping in mind their prospective careers as civil engineers, they were especially interested in project sites focusing on water security and agriculture, looking at water harvesting structures and agricultural techniques …

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From Odisha – in the memory of Late L. C. Tyagi – the great believer in development with partnerships and solidarity

With his ability to connect with people, Late L. C. Tyagi made friends all over India and around the world. His sincere approach towards development and his ability of building human bridges connected him to many people and won many hearts. In Odisha too, he touched many hearts and many lives. A number of organizations …

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VOPA-Leader Rahmat Khatun (70): Challenges and Solutions for Older People living in the Thar Desert

To determine the most pressing issues that older people face in remote parts of the Thar Desert, GARVIS conducts surveys, studies, interviews and organizes Medical Camps, lead by senior doctors. In addition to social and environmental challenges, older people face geriatric problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, impaired physical mobility, eyesight, and mental problems. …

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Women Empowerment: An end to poverty

Women are the backbone of any society but are the worst sufferers due to drudgery, illiteracy, deprivation, ill health, lower access to education, unemployment, and humiliation. India's lack of empowered women is the major cause for the country's poverty and it is also an international crisis since one-third of the world's poor population lives in …

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Climate Change in the Thar Desert

Global climate change threatens livelihoods and communities throughout South Asia. In recent years, we have witnessed virulent cyclones in coastal areas, the result of more intense storm systems. Across the region, extreme weather events, such as drought, heat waves, and flooding are more likely to occur. Farmers report more variation in rains, which makes it …

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World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day at GRAVIS

In general, the word 'abuse' is foremost associated with children and women and not with our senior citizens. Instead, the fragility of advanced age and specific health needs are most prevailing in people's minds. That our seniors worldwide suffer not only from old-age poverty and insufficient healthcare but also from negligence and mistreatment - both …

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Relevance of GRAVIS‘ work on World Environment Day 5th June, 2019

We take the occasion of the International Environment Day to take a look at GRAVIS work in the arid climate of the Thar Desert, with the challenges presented by the effects of environmental problems and climate change. The rural region of Rajasthan and it's population are especially vulnerable to the impact of climate change due …

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