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About OVBI

Inspired by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Overseas Volunteer for a Better India (OVBI) was founded to realize the dream of better agriculture, job creation, innovation, and providing support in cases of national disasters in the Indian subcontinent. Today, OVBI has become the largest platform for the Indian diaspora to give back to their country of origin, be it through facilitating dialogue with stakeholders, implementing sustainable solutions on-ground, or creating ecosystems where people can collaborate for India.

Vision statement

To solve India’s grand challenges by bringing together global thought leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, policymakers, and grassroots leaders in India.

Mission statement

To invest in capacity building and technology to strengthen India’s rural economy by
  • Restoring riverine ecosystems
  • Reversing desertification
  • Building a micro-entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem
  • Educating rural leaders in good governance
  • Forging mutually beneficial alliances with US-based institutions to accelerate impact


Strengthening India’s Rural Economy

Forging US-India Strategic Alliances

Supporting Humanitarian Initiatives