Volume -3   |    Issue - 2    |   July 2021

Lead Story


‘Children’s engagement with learning is disrupted during the pandemic-related school closure’: states GRAAM’s study

‘Only 15% of government school children in rural areas are engaged in some form of learning during school hours, while others are busy with mobile phones or watching television,’ stated a study titled, ‘A Study to Understand the Activities Engaged by Rural Government School Children at home due to COVID lockdown,’ conducted by GRAAM. 

This study was conducted in 53 villages of Mysuru, covering 07 village panchayats with 397 children (class 5th &n

Grassroots Initiative


Distribution of care kits to ASHA workers

In order to ensure the safety to ASHA workers who carry out door-to-door COVID 19 care and to break the chain of infection, in association with Association of 41 clubs, an associate of Round Table India Association, GRAAM distributed care kits to ASHA workers of Varuna constituency in Mysuru Taluk on July 17, 2021.

MLA for Varuna constituency Dr Yathindra Siddharamaiah and GRAAM Executive Director Dr Basavaraju R Shreshta distributed these care kits to the ASHA workers in a kit distribution programme organised at Dr B R Ambedkar community hall in Varuna village. Total 75 ASHA workers belonging

Research at GRAAM


SVEEP Museum: An feather likely to be added to the Cap of Mysuru

SVEEP Museum: An feather likely to be added  to the Cap of Mysuru 

When the word 'museum’ strikes in our mind, onset  we begin to visualise artistic objects, ancient history and past glory in our mind’s eye. It multiplies our curiosity towards culture, tradition and civilization of yester years.  Heritage city and prominent tourist destination Mysuru already has a couple of museums in the heart of the city. Palace Museum, Railway Museum, literary fame R K Narayan Museum, Sand Sculpture and Wax Museum are the most visited tourist attractions in Mysuru. The Election Commission of India

Policy Engagement


GRAAM’s Policy engagement brings advancement in social security pension amount

Being a Public Policy Research Institute, GRAAM connects with policy makers in many ways in the process of policy making. GRAAM bestows guidance in planning and demonstrating effective public policy. In one such Policy engagement initiative GRAAM recommended a hike in senior citizens' pension amount based on inflation and increasing medical burden, through its Senior Citizen's evaluation study in Karnataka.  The state government has initiated hike to the old age pension to INR1200 under Sandhya Suraksha Scheme. 

Background of Social Security Schemes 

Events by GRAAMers


Thermal Scanner devices distribution event in media

Media coverage updates

GRAAM’s Thermal Scanner devices distribution event in media


Consultation committee meeting for SVEEP workshop

Mysuru district administration and GRAAM, jointly held a consultative committee meeting to collect the responses of various stakeholders for the proposed Systematic Voters Education & Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Museum and a Capacity Building Centre by Election Commission of India, in Mysuru. As developing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed training centre and the museum was assigned to GRAAM. GRAAM organised a consultation committee meeting and focus group interview in the premises of Zilla Panchayath, Mysuru on 29th July 2021. 


Workshop on “Health visioning exercise and Development of Health Plan” in Jharkhand

A One-day workshop on “Health visioning exercise and Development of Health Plan” was organised as a part of project “Community Monitoring and Social Audit Mechanism aims at improving health challenges faced by the community through formation of Jan Arogya Samiti (JAS), for the project field team members at Chaibasa, HQRS of West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand on 6th September 2021.


A Celebration to Appreciate COVI Reach’s Frontline Warriors

A thanksgiving ceremony for ASHA and Anganawadi workers was organised by Grassroots Research And Advocacy Movement (GRAAM)’s COVIReach project supported by Aris Global of Mysuru Taluk at the premises of Zilla Panchayath on August 12.

In recognition of support given by ASHA and Anganawadi workers in making villages of Mysuru Taluk Covid free, GRAAM honoured them   in a thank giving ceremony organised to acknowledge the support of different stakeholders of the project including elected representatives of the Panchayats, Panchayath development Officers and the members of Youth ICA

Projects Partnerships


Projects added recently

Development of State of the 21st Century Skills Sector Report

UNICEF has assigned GRAAM to develop a  status report on the 21st century skills scenario in India and it serves as a situation assessment with the impacts of the future YuWaaH programmes. YuwaaH is a large-scale and ambitious programme, anchored by UNICEF, that aims to use the medium of partnerships with a range of enabling and solutions partners in government, business and civil society to unleash the potential of young people. It aims to see all young people in the age group of 10-24 in school, undergoing formal

Academic Engagements


Academic Engagements

GRAAM signed a MoU with Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University (KSRDPRU), Gadag Karnataka in January 2021, to promote cooperation in educational, training, consultation and research activities. It also aims at establishing a framework for programmes of exchange and collaboration in areas of education, research, knowledge building, innovative and extension activities, public policy, health, community development and other areas of common interests for mutual benefit. This MoU will include joint research programme,  holding of conference, seminars/workshop/training,  faculty exchange programme, joint publications, academic collaborations for cour



World Class business school in Asia, Indian School of Business (ISB) has invited GRAAM Executive Director Dr Basavaraju R Shreshta to be the Advisor for its 'Emerging Technology Center' (ETC), a jointly created entity between ISB and Intel India.

 The overarching goal of ETC is to support Governments (Central and State) embed relevant technologies for holistic advancement of society.  The ETC was created with the vision "To promote and support the adoption of em


Introduction to Public Policy Public policies should protect the Most vulnerable: Dr Y S R Murthy

“Public Policy should be approached from the human rights perspective. They must ensure to protect the most vulnerable. As a civil servant, we need to remember our true role as a ‘Public Servant’ and not as a ‘Master.’ This is the way we can improve accessibility and accountability,” said Y S R Murthy, Vice Chancellor, R V University.

He was addressing the participants of an online certificate program “Introduction to public policy” during the Valedictory ceremony of the Programm

GRAAM in Media



Coverage given to events & activities conducted by GRAAM

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