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SHG Federations Sadhana Samavesha at Nippani Taluk

The President of Pattankudi Gram Panchayath Sri. Sukumara Digre inaugurated the SHG Federations Sadhana Samavesha programme held at Nippani Taluk and appreciated the SKDRDP programmes. The President of Valaki Sri. Sudhakar Madarakande presided over the programme and said women should become achiever and financially independent and for this, SKDRDP has become a beacon for them. […]

Raitaratna Award Ceremony

The Chief Managing Officer of SKDRDP B C Trust® Sri Anil Kumar S.S. participated as chief guest in the ‘Raitaratna Award Ceremony’ held at Bangalore organised by Kannadaprabha and Asianet Suvarna News to the farmers for their achievements in the field of agriculture. The Chief Operating Officer briefed to the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and […]

Handover of Insurance Premium Cheque to Beneficiaries

The Project Officer of Belthangady Sri. Surendra Kumar handed over the Sampoorna Suraksha Premium Cheque of total Rs. 4,87,000/- to the 40 beneficiaries of Belthangady Taluk.

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"Smt. Prathima resident of Honnalli, Davanagere, member of Sri Laxmi Sangha, has availed loan from SIDBI and invested it in setting up a shop of manure, cement and cattle feed."

"Kempayya gowda, resident of Indabettu village of Belthangady taluk, has involved himself in agriculture and also makes homemade bakery items all with the periodic loan of Rs.5.50 lakhs from Pragathi Nidhi. Today he has a monthly income of Rs. 45,000."

"Belthagady resident Laurence D Souza took periodic loan of Rs. 10 lakhs from Pragathi Nidhi. He did agriculture, dairy farming, house repair, Bio gas, constructed cow shed and grows jasmine and vegetable all with amount availed from Pragathi Nidhi."

"Smt. Yamuna a member of ShriNidhi SHG, resident of Laila took periodic loan of Rs.3 lakh to buy 4 cows and constructed cow shed. Today she sells 30 liters of milk and she says all this was possible after joining Dharmasthala Rural Development Group."

"Smt. Sajitha, resident of Charmadi is self-employed. She knows tailoring, and also does agriculture and dairy farming all with the periodic loan of Rs. 10 lakhs from Pragathi Nidhi. Today she gets a profit of Rs. 15,000 per month."

"Nagesh Gowda member of Swami sangha of Siddakatte sells SIRI products. He took Rs. 1,00,000 Pragathi Nidhi loan and started a general store. From the Rs. 2.25 lakh Pragathi Nidhi he improvised his store and started selling SIRI products, Nandini Products, vegetables and groceries. Today he has a daily income of Rs. 5,000-6,000."

Success Stories

Jnanavikasa Changed the Life Style of Smt. Aluvelamma

Smt.  Aluvelamma is the resident of Madhugri Taluk, Tumkur District. Her husband doesn’t do any kind of work and harrases her. They own 4 acres of land in which she started growing millet and peanut crops by taking guidance from other farmers and lead her life. But she had not received much income due to […]

Pillars Became Light to Life

Mr. Manjunath resident of Hebri Taluk is an example for there is success if there is persistence to achieve something.  Instead of depending on others, he and his wife built their own life through self-employment. They manufacture cement pillars at house and sells at lowest rate to customers. The pillars are of very good quality […]

Smt. Bhagyamma is an Example of Proverb ‘Where There Is A Will, There Is A Way’

Smt. Bhagyamma is a resident of   Kodagenahalli, Madhugiri Taluk of Tumkur-2 District is a member of Bhavani self-help group.  She lives with her husband and they have a son who is now studying in 4th standard. She started a small shop to lead financial problems.  Due to lack of fund, she led her life by […]

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Dr. D Veerendra Heggade


Smt. Hemavathi V Heggade

President, Jnanavikasa Programs

Sri. Surendra Kumar


Sri. Uday Kumar Shetty


Sri. Sampath Samrajya


Sri. Shyam Bhat


Sri. Y Nageswara Rao


About Us

The Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) was founded with single important purpose of "Inclusive Rural Development". To achieve this we created 3 main things for Individuals. They were Loans, Insurance & Pensions which ushered Financial Stability.

  • Linkage to banks (earstwhile Pragathi Nidhi)
  • Sampoorna Suraksha Health Insurance
  • NPS now Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

To enable people to inculcate the habit of helping others, we started organizing Self-Help Groups which are called as Pragathi Bandhu Groups (PBG). Our lending and Training programs are geared towards members and their families. As every family has 3 types of people, we have special programs focused these 3 focus groups.

  • Family Head - huge array of programs under Agriculture division.
  • Women Empowerment - Jnanavikasa to make them self-sustainable.
  • Children  SujnanaNidhi scholarship.

Apart from family, Community also matters, hence we have a special division called as CDP (Community Development Programs) to develop the Rural Infrastructure.