Gram Vaani enables
communities to use technologies and share information that can equip them to bring positive changes
in their lives.

Technology can support human development only when it is appropriated by people to bring equity. At Gram Vaani, we use technology to create participatory media platforms that people find accessible and adaptable.
We develop communication platforms where people whose voices are often unheard can share their opinions, hear from each other, and build communities.We strive for sustained, positive behaviour change through programmes that are relevant to people’s contexts and needs. We believe that such inclusive, bottom-up media platforms, which are by and for the people, will build empathetic societies.

Our Areas of Work

Our Services
admin 22 Jul, 2024

Enhancing Livelihood of Rural Communities through Voice-Enabled Advisory Services

In a collaborative effort by Gram Vaani, IIT Delhi, and GIZ, with field support from 4S and SSEVS in Bihar, SUPPORT in Jharkhand, Mahatma Gandhi Seva Ashram in Madhya Pradesh, and Centre for Microfinance and PRADAN in Rajasthan, the initiative focuses on providing voice-enabled advisory services to strengthen the livelihood ecosystems of vulnerable households. This […]

admin 5 Jul, 2021

Community Outreach & Empowerment

Leverage our platforms to empower and engage people in underserved areas through awareness and social accountability

admin 5 Jul, 2021

Improving Awareness & Behaviour Change Communication

Learn how our deep community connect can help drive sustained, positive change on a range of issues.

admin 5 Jul, 2021

Advertising and Lead Generation

Our detailed analytics on users consumption patterns and opportunities offer businesses and social entrepreneurs insights into rural India.

How We Work

We form participatory networks by identifying partners and community volunteers who can facilitate awareness and behaviour change, highlight local issues and work on grievance redressal. With their help, we mobilise our target communities to listen to and contribute to our participatory media solutions.

We create contextual content to engage our target users; users add completeness by sharing their experiences and grievances. This way, our content follows a bottom-up approach, fulfilling our objectives to make our media solution completely participatory and creating high engagement with our target communities.
We develop customised participatory media solutions that partners and volunteers carry forward with the community. These technology solutions are developed by considering the users’ digital literacy levels, availability of internet resources, access, affordability, and various community dynamics. The process also includes training and enabling capacities for adoption of the solution. This approach helps in ensuring that the technology stays relevant on the ground.
Our Reach

5 Countries




10+ States

In India


admin 8 Sep, 2022

Technology and (Dis)Empowerment: A Call to Technologists

Dear Friends of Gram Vaani, Hope you have been well.  I had started working on a book during the pandemic, largely based on Gram Vaani’s experiences with the use of technology to secure rights and entitlements for the poor, and for them to discuss and deliberate policies and social issues with one another. I am […]

admin 5 May, 2022

Voice Technology Innovations by Gram Vaani

Voice-based conversational interfaces hold significant potential to build interactive applications

admin 16 Aug, 2021

When the animals went hungry too: Lockdown stories

When India was in lockdown in Mar-May 2020, livestock farmers struggled to feed their animals. A ground report with the famers’ experiences.


Ayushman Bharat –
PMJAY Start-up grand
challenge Winner 2020

Category: Building
beneficiary awareness

Equals in Tech award
2018 Finalists

For helping bridge the
digital gender divide

MissionBillion Challenge
Winner 2021

For making grievance
mechanisms accessible & transparent

USAID's Women
Connect Challenge
Round One 2018

For bridging the digital
gender divide

Grand Challenges
award in 2017

For immunization
behavior change through

Innovation Forum
Challenge 2016

For our multi-layered
development model
through technology

Flame Rural Marketing
Award in 2014

For unique advertising
and marketing model

Grand Challenges
Rising Stars award in

For improving health
services in rural areas
using technology

mBillionth South Asia
Award in 2012 and

For innovation in
journalism in rural India

Knight News Challenge
in 2008

for low-cost technology
for community radio