Our history

To assess and generate awareness and provide services relating to issues such as education, health, sanitation, communication, housing, income and co-operative schemes.

ADI GRAM SAMITI (AGS) is a non-governmental, non-profit earning, national organization working since 1993 in the areas of gender and other social issues in India. The main focus of AGS is on empowerment of under privileged, which means individuals acquiring the power to think and act freely, exercise choice, and to fulfill their potential as full and equal members of society. AGS believes in the holistic approach by focusing on aspects such as education, income generation, health and development activities. These are done through social action, advocacy and awareness generation, research work, community participation and training programmes.

To take up programs for poor people in urban setting.

Our mission

  • Work with marginalized especially women and children and poor people to empower them to eradicate illiteracy, poverty, discrimination, injustice and ignorance of their rights and responsibilities.

  • VISION

  • Achieving the sustainable end of illiteracy, poverty, discrimination, injustice and ignorance of rights and responsibilities of marginalized and poor people. . .

OBJECTIVES

  • To analyze and improve social conditions of women, youth and children through informative programs.
  • To impart training in local handicrafts and skill to women and other needy persons and extend scientific and technological know-how to tribal and rural people.
  • To assess and generate awareness and provide services relating to issues such as education, health, sanitation, communication, housing, income and co-operative schemes.
  • To organize, mobilize and train people for community participation, local self- governance (Panchayati Raj Institutions), capacity and leadership building, gender sensitization and women's empowerment.
  • To generate and increase employment potential by locating indigenous resources and developing methods like Self-help groups.
  • To take up programs for poor people in urban setting.
  • To conduct research among tribal and rural people and initiate action oriented programs for their development.
  • To organize research studies, workshops, training programs, seminars and conferences.
  • To document data and bring out publications.
  • To undertake evaluation studies for government and other agencies.