As years went by, those officers in the NLM like Anil Bordia, Laxmidhar Mishra, Anitha Kaul, Anil Sinha who had emotional rapport with the leaders of BGVS like M.P. Parameswaran, K.K. Krishnakumar, Vinod Raina etc. were either retired or transferred. The succeeding secretaries for educations and Director Generals of NLM, though still friendly with BGVS, could not own it as theirs. BGVS was become for them, just another NGO. However, in the meanwhile emotional rapport was building up between Rural Development Department and National Drinking Water Mission on the one side and BGVS on the other side. At the behest of officers like P.K. Sivanandan and B.N. Yuganthar BGVS took up a variety of activities related to watershed development and drinking water. Their tenure too, was not long lived, as could be expected. One can say that from 1995 onwards BGVS -NLM partnership began weakening and in 2000 with the advent of BJP government it became a total rupture.