PragatiGramodyogevamSamaj-kalyanSansthan(Progressive Village-Enterprises and Social-welfare Institute) is a voluntary non-profit organization registered under schedule 21 of U.P Societies Registration Act since 1986 vide registration no. 933/1986-87 The PGS is registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 1976, Govt. of India vide registration no. 136230182. It is also registered under section 12 A of the Income Tax Act and and has also obtained registration under section 80 G of Income tax Act 1961.The organization has obtained PAN as well as TAN numbers from Income Tax Department. The PGS is a partner organization of NABARD, EDI, LIC, BSVS, KVIC.
The PGSworks with the aim of social, economic and cultural uplift of rural poor. In its initial years PGS had just been a support agency and undertook advocacy through mobilization and sensitization of community members to unite and raise their voices against local issues like it has organized bidi workers to get minimum wages, effort to develop rural education by empowering girls of the school to control and mange their school at the time of crisis, public service trade union activity, and organized stonebreakers for sustainable freedom. Currently, PGS is in the phase of transition and regeneration and it is now spreading its activities to broader areas tackling broader issues of sustenance and exploitation.