Focusing on Community, Society & Prosperity

Vision and Mission
Legal Status
Small efforts made over the time add up to a big transformation...

For KAGAS this has been the guiding philosophy to witness that big transformation happens on the ground.

A voluntary organization based out of Pithoragarh, KAGAS has been working on to bind all threads possible to uplift the lives and the living of the rural poor and employable youths of the hilly region of Northern India. In so many years we have worked in Pithoragarh, Champawat, Udham Singh Nagar, Bageshwar and Nanital districts of Uttarakhand State (India) and spreading our wings to reach out to the other states in this region. Being a difficult terrain, the hilly regions of India always throw challenge to the people in all sphere of their life. In this situation, the poor, backward and rural community find it even harder to meet their ends.

KAGAS is specially focusing to create awareness amongst the working poor and employable youth so that they bring progressive changes in their life style and improve their standard of living. The key areas that we include health, livelihoods, education, watershed development and economic empowerment of the women and youth. This has been made possible through the organization and strengthening of women self-hep groups and cooperatives, youth mobilisation and technological inclusion in the process.

Various bilateral and international agencies like CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency), CECI (Canadian Center for International Studies and Cooperation), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Action Aid, Skill share International, Room to Read, as well as the State and National Governments have recognized our efforts and partnered with us to propel the growth story further.

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with us and be part of that big transformation that the society is waiting to



To improve living conditions of the poor and disadvantaged communities, especially women, in remote and inaccessible areas and promote their livelihood sustainably through self-reliant, income-generating community based organizations.


To ensure that the poor and the employable youth and the women of the hilly states of India find better means to earn their livelihood and improve their standard of living and contribute to the development of the individual, community and the society.

Legal Status

  • Registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, Registration No.759-date 04/03/1992.
  • Registered under 12A (a) of the Income Tax Act of 1961.
  • Registered Under Foreign Contribution Regulatory Act of 1976, No. 347990010.
  • PAN; AATK7925Q. And TAN. MRTK00713G provided by Income tax department.
  • 80G Certificate.

The force behind the progress


Dr. Ravish

Self Reliant Cooperatives Movement

He is recognized as a key architect of self-reliant cooperative movement in Uttrakhand, The self reliant cooperative act came into existence in Uttrakhand...


Traditional Livelihoods

He has been associated with KAGAS for last 18 years; he looks after livelihood generation initiatives at KAGAS,under his leadership KAGAS has successfully implemented various programs...


Community Health

She has been working in the field of community health for last 15 years she looks after implementation of community health programs at KAGAS, under her leadership...


Outreach Partnerships

His life interest revolves around environment science, renewable energy and literacy and his skills set and expertise revolve in the area of scaling up ideas and giving them a new shape...


Agribusiness Marketing

He is an Agribusiness Marketing expert; he has been instrumental in bridging the demand and supply gap for the local products through various initiatives, he has been working...



She has been working in the field of community development since 2001; she looks after external communication for the organization by developing linkages with government organizations, ...


New Age Livelihood for Youth

He leads the new age livelihood generation initiatives, especially for youth. He has been working in the area of new-age livelihood generation for last 5 years...


Program Administration

Sehnaz has been associated with KAGAS since 2007, she has been managing overall administration of the organization and providing support to various project teams, she also works as a key connection between KAGAS and development partners.

Dr. Beena

Quality Control

She is a quality control and monitoring expert. She has been instrumental in doing monitoring and evaluation of various projects. She works in close coordination with various project...