Gramaantara began its work in the village of Muthur in Shidlaghatta Taluk of Chikballapur in 2008 in memory of late Sanjoy Das Gupta, IAS under the banner "Namma Muthuru". The former Deputy Commissioner of Kolar (1992-1994) had a lot of bonding with the people of Muthur and initiated several development works there.
Late Sanjoy Das Gupta, IAS
(1954 - 2005)
"My son's heart was in rural development and I am very glad his ideas are being spread to reach out to more villages and benefit more people through the work being done by Gramaantara".
Late Dr. Khadija Ansari Gupta, mother of Sanjoy Das Gupta
The Trust is managed by a small group of committed professionals from diverse fields.
Our Work is Holistic and Participatory as we function closely with govt. schools, government departments, the district administration, partner NGOs, funders and the village community.
Leverage govt. schemes and funding for needs; where these are not applicable, seek private donors
Link up with other NGOs to bring in suitable programmes for the community
Involve the community throughout to help them own the processes
Our base village Muthur, with a population of approximately 2500 people, has its primary occupations in sericulture, dairy, grapes & other crops. It is home to The Muthur Line & Muthuring - the rural tour and most Gramaantara projects are piloted here.