About RGVN

Established in April 1990 and headquartered in Guwahati, Assam Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi (RGVN) was established as an autonomous, non-profit organization / non-government organization (NGO) registered under the Society’s Registration Act of 1860 and headquartered in Guwahati, Assam. RGVN’s founding sponsor, IFCI Ltd., provided the initial set-up support and with time IDBI, NABARD and Tata Social Welfare Trust (TSWT) became its sponsors. In 2010, RGVN’s CSP programme was hived off to form RGVN (NE) MF Ltd. which is now the NESFB.
RGVN is a national level multi-state development and support organization working in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar. After expanding operations in the Northeast, development activities were also extended to the poverty stricken pockets of Chhattisgarh, Eastern Uttar Pradesh and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Over the years, RGVN has been able to groom and support small Community Based Organizations involved in a variety of livelihood enhancement programmes. RGVN’s core strength comes from its network of NGOs, Community Based Organizations and Self Help Groups, a number of whom have now grown and are capable of handling large development projects. RGVN operates through its Regional Offices based out of Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Patna and Raipur and also mobilizes Development Support Teams (DST) from strategic locations.

Vision

Creating an enabling environment where the poor and underprivileged can ensure sustainable livelihood with dignity.

Mission

To improve the economic and social status of the poor and underprivileged rural and urban people through institution building and livelihood enhancement.

Aim

RGVN aims at a sustainable livelihood of the rural poor where women are given priority. To make this process more effective and sustainable, RGVN delivers financial and non- financial support by nurturing and strengthening the grassroots level initiatives of NGOs and community owned institutions.

Principles

  • RGVN helps poor and vulnerable communities, both rural and urban, to emerge from poverty through scientific upscaling of their livelihood. This will be based on the following learnings of the past:
  • RGVN acknowledges the traditional wisdom of communities, and upgrades it through scientific and modern technological interventions through a participatory process.
  • RGVN helps communities to organize themselves into collectives to access programmes and resources of the government, NABARD and the larger players in the field,
  • Women is the vehicle for many such interventions, as they remain outside the realm of development and are the most marginalized in many communities.
  • Programmes are based on sustainable practices, both of the activity undertaken and the environment.
  • At the end of each programme, communities have greater control and management over their resources and feel empowered enough to “demand” from the mainstream what is actually their due.

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