VISION

To see Indian villages not only prosper economically but as centres of prosperity consciousness integrating leading corporate houses, planners, technologists and development-oriented people having stewardship which is spiritual in vision, scientific in temper and humanistic in Karma.

MISSION

To provide an alternative model of rural development which is sustainable, replicable, ever-evolving essentially empowering under-privileged and marginalized sections of society and providing basic infrastructure, balanced ecological base to the villages.

BACKGROUND

This is how it all began.

A stirring within, a voice that kept repeating day and night. Lupin’s founder Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta could not ignore that still, small voice urging him to do something for India’s villages, to give back to the society something of what it had given him.

 
 

BACKGROUND

This is how it all began.

A stirring within, a voice that kept repeating day and night. Lupin’s founder Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta could not ignore that still, small voice urging him to do something for India’s villages, to give back to the society something of what it had given him.

Thus, Lupin Rural Support Programme (LRSP), (later rechristened as Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation) was set up on October 2, 1988, Mahatma Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary with the objective of providing an alternative model of Holistic Rural Development in the country. Lupin Foundation is thus an independent entity of Lupin Ltd., implementing CSR activities all over India. The Foundation has been successful in making a big difference in the development of poverty-ridden villages, especially in the life of the poorest of the poor and empowerment of many women in these areas. In addition, it has created a model for alleviation of the poor and employment generation (self-employment and placement) which can be replicated in the country.

THE EMPOWERING FORCE

The community is at the core of the process of change. In each of the adopted village, Lupin Gram Vikas Panchayats (LGVP), a group of catalysts or influencers, have been established. They are the role models who inspire and motivate the rest of the villagers. They have proved invaluable tools for creating social change.

THE ENGINE OF CHANGE - FUELED BY DESIRE

The engine of change chugs along, spurts and often just dies. Unless it is fueled by desire.

This is what Lupin Foundation seeks to achieve through community development. Each village group identifies a project, agrees on an action plan, locate resources and start working. The ripple effect is amazing. One village after another took up different projects, found resources and made the change possible.

The LGVP consists of one President, a Treasurer and has ten members representing all communities residing in the village. The World Bank has replicated our Village Development Committee Structure in their District Poverty Initiative Programmme (DPIP) by forming Common Interest Groups (CIG) of the same pattern.

A scheme called ApnaGaonApnaKaam (AGAK) was announced by Govt. of Rajasthan replicating the Lupin Model of community ownership where the villagers contribute in part to the development activities in their area. This is one of the examples of partnership-ownership by the villagers and brought a significant change in the villages.

SPECIAL FEATURES OF LUPIN GRAM VIKAS PANCHAYAT (LGVP)

  • LGVP plans, executes and monitors the development programme
  • In so many years, not a single case of misappropriation of the fund was found with LGVPs
  • Quarterly meeting LGVPs is held for review of action plan
  • Sense of ownership due to the active involvement gives them a pride
  • LGVP is a time-tested voluntary organization at village level