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Respectful felicitations to Rev. Shri. D. Veerendra Heggadeji.

The Trustees, Management, Staff and Stake holder of SKDRDP wish Rev. Shri. D. Veerendra Heggadeji who took oath as Rajya Sabha Member.

Inauguration of Navajeevana Union officials meeting.

Matrushree Hemavathi V. Heggade inaugurated the Navajeevana and Union Officials meeting. During this, Rev. Shri. D. Veerendra Heggadeji launched Dr. L. H. Manjunath, SKDRDP Executive Director’s Book “Navajeevana Pooja Vidhana”.

Release of “Yakshamargamukura” Book.

Under the Presidential presence of Rev. Shri. D. Veerendra Heggade and Kuriya Vitala Shastri Cultural Foundation “Yakshamargamukura” book was launched. In commemoration of 50th year Anniversary of Rev. Shri. D. Veerendra Heggade and Matrushree Hemavathi V. Heggade this book was dedicated to them.

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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

Clothing business made Mrs. Shaila Self-Reliant.

Mrs. Shaila resident of Kundagola Taluk joined the SHG with the help of Sevaprathinidhi when her family was struggling due to financial problems. At present, she is a member of Sneha self-help group and Durga Devi Jnanavikasa Kendra. After joining the group, she first took a Pragathi Nidhi loan of Rs. 10,000 and invested it […]

Hard Work leads to Success.

21 years ago, Sri. Sadananda Bangera along with other 5 members joined Satyanarayana Group of Naravi region, Belthangady Taluk. He joined 72nd De – Addiction camp to leave his alcohol addiction and led an addiction free life. He also made other alcohol addicts to join the De – Addiction camp. He served as Navajeevana Samithi […]

Success Story of Mrs. Bhavani.

Mrs. Bhavani, resident of Siddapura taluk of Sirsi District. She has been an active member of the Vajramata Self Help Group for over 15 years. She took a loan of Rs. 10,000 from Pragathi Nidhi and started her tailoring career by getting a sewing machine. Later each year she borrowed a loan to improvise her […]

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Smt. Hemavathi V Heggade

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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.