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Mount Valley Development Association (MVDA) is a civil society actor that works toward improving the quality of life of rural people by promoting livelihood initiatives along with early child care and girl child education. The idea of MVDA was inspired by Sarvodaya Movement and its approach in Himalayas. In early 90s poor economic conditions and slow pace of development in Bhilangna valley of Tehri Garhwal district compelled MVDA to work for the economic empowerment of the community. The association organizes women, youths, and children to form different community-based organizations to link with different government schemes such as bank linkages and employment and livelihood schemes. It advocates for effective governance by empowering women to take active part in the local self-governance. The organization formally came into existence in 1995 and registered under Society Registration Act 1860

A twenty three year long journey and still counting, MVDA has always pioneered to design and deliver services to the local community.



Our vision is to be a catalyst of change in supporting the local community towards eradication of poverty through sustainable... Read more

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of rural people-especially women and the disadvantaged in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhnad. Read more

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MVDA has five value pillars which are fixed and absolute. These are:


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Dr. B.P. Maithani, President RTI Club Uttarakhand has strong academic, administrative and social credentials with varied experience of working in both the government and non government institutions in different capacities and geographies. He started his career as a researcher with the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) New Delhi in 1966. From there he migrated to social work field to work with the Border Area Coordination Committee of seven national level Gandhian institutions headed by Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan. He again switched over to social science research at Gandhian Institute of Studies Varanasi and then to teaching at Govt. Post Graduate College Pithoragarh in1972. Subsequently he joined National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) Hyderabad in 1979 as Deputy Director and soon became founding Director NIRD`s north - east India Center Guwahati in 1983 which post he held for thirteen years. He also worked with Council for Advancement of Peoples Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) as Member Convener on deputation for five years and retired as Prof&Diretor, NIRD Hyderabad in 2003. After retirement he joined Institute of Applied Manpower Planning New Delhi as Sr. Consultant and in 2005 he was appointed State Coordinator RTI Task Force and OSD Administrative Reforms Commission by Uttarakhand Govt. He has been actively involved in many consultancy projects especially on agriculture and rural development.

Dr. Maithani has 10 books and scores of research reports and articles on micro planning, agriculture, rural development, human resource development etc to his credit. He is currently based in Dehradun and is a member of Policy Planning Group of Uttarakhand Government and also member Board of Governors, Uttarakhand Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.


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Avtar Singh Negi

Cheif functionary

Daleep Singh Negi

Fianance & HR Officer

Durga Prasad

Program Head-Education


Project Coordinator

Madan Singh Rawat

Program Head- Livelihood UP

Mahaveer Mehra

Sr. Finance Officer


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Prabal Negi

Project Coordinator

Purshotam Prasad

Program Head-Livelihood UK

Rahul Singh

Finance Officer

Dr Tersam Singh

Project Coordinator

Umesh Mehta

Assistant Project Coordinator

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Head Office: Village Doni, P. O. Megadhar, Subdivision Ghansali, District Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand 249155

State Office: Mount Valley Development Association C/o Mr. G.S.Negi Adarsh Nagar, Lane N. 7 Near Rewti Nursing Home, Dhrampur District: Dehradoon State: Uttarakhand Pincode: 248001

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About MVDA

Mount Valley Development Association (MVDA) has its roots in Sarvodaya Andolan. Poor economic condition and slow pace of development exasperated the youths of Bhilangana Valley of Tehri Districts, which ultimately led to the development of Mount Valley Development Association. The association adopts right based approach to aware local people and organized several rallies and campaign against the flawed planning of the state government along with uprooting various social evils like consumption of liquor and violence against women. The nature of activity that association...



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Mount Valley Development Association
Village - Doni,
Post office - Megadhar,
Subdivision - Ghansali,
District - Tehri Garhwal,
Pin 249155,
State - Uttarakhand.