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Environmental Awareness Programme at Govt. High School, Turuvekere Taluk

An environmental awareness programme was organized at Govt. High School, Turuvekere Taluk. The Director of Tumkur-1 District Sri. Sathish Suvarna inaugurated the programme and said that it is important to plant than celebrating environment programme to maintain the balance of nature. Destruction of environment is the reason for high temperature and health issues. Environment related […]

Free Health Checkup Camp at Karkala Taluk

The member of Jana Jagruthi Vedike Sri. Harishchandra inaugurated the free health checkup camp organized by SKDRDP in collaboration with Shri Manjunatheshwara College and Hospital at Bajagoli Village, Karkala Taluk. Dr. Dhaneshwari, Asst. Professor of Shri Manjunatha Ayurveda College and Hospital, explained importance of regular check-ups. Smt. Bindu, Consultant, Govt. Community Health Centre, gave information […]

Handover of Critical Illness Fund at Sakleshpura Taluk

Mr. Murthi Poojary is a member of Anugraha self-help group at Sakleshpura Taluk, Hassan District. His son had a heart problem and needs fund for the treatment. The Regional Director of Mysore Sri. Jayaram Nellithaya handed over the critical illness fund of Rs. 35,000/ sanctioned from SKDRDP to the beneficiary in the presence of Director […]

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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

Better Life from Self-Employment

Smt. Shruthi is a resident of Kanakagiri village, Shimoga-2 Taluk. She joined Annappa Swamy SHG in 2007. She was working as a labour at nearby houses and agriculture works. She got married to Sri. Santhosh from the same village and lived in a rental house. Slowly her husband started drinking alcohol and without doing any […]

An example of Success

Hemalatha and her sister Mala are one of the greatest examples of living self-reliant life. The real disabilities are in the person who desires to do something and doesn’t want to work hard for it. They belong to the joint family consisting of 13 members, in which 3 of them are specially-abled by birth. Their […]

Food Cart Business for Life

Smt. Nagarathna is the resident of Maruti Nagar, Ranebennur Taluk.  Twelve years ago, she faced financial problems.  She worked as coolie to pay her children’s school fee. Later, she joined Shrama self-help group and borrowed first loan of Rs. 10,000 /-. Next, she borrowed loan from bank and started a small mobile hotel business. After […]

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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.