JGVK strives to increase the power and resources of low-income or relatively powerless or marginalized people by mobilizing the community members especially women, to act and develop local leadership. JGVK also plays an important and relevant role in providing various services at the local level. JGVK works in a variety of different fields, such as education, health, livelihoods, gender issues, etc.
The Sundarban region symbolizes the eternal global dilemma / conflict between developmental and ecological values. Joygopalpur Gram Vikash Kendra (JGVK) has been working since 1980s to mitigate the conflict by maintaining a balance.