The Organisation :
Gramin Evam Nagar Vikas Parishad (GENVP) was established on November 14, 1984 with the vision to provide a platform for discussion and action on developmental issues concerning the poor. The organization was founded by a group of like-minded intellectual associates to involve the rural and urban poor in various developmental activities. The organization has imbibed the thoughts expressed by the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi and another visionary, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan, that development can only take place when the people, especially the rural people are mobilized to participate in their own development. Accordingly, GENVP is committed to concentrate on the empowerment of people, especially women, Youth & Dalit in the villages, realizing that women, Youth & Dalit are the strongest agents of social change and through them the other sections can also be reached.