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Progress Review Meeting at Kundapur Taluk

A progress review meeting was organized at Kundapur Taluk.  The Director of Udupi Sri. Shivaraya Prabhu said to maintain the quality of work in the upcoming days. Later, the staffs were felicitated for the achievements done in the year 2023-24. The Project Officer Sri. Narayan Palan, Fund Managers, Admin Managers and all staffs were present […]

Handover of Donation to Milk Producers Cooperative Society

The Project Officer Sri. Umesh Poojary handed over the DD amounting Rs. 2 lakh sanctioned from SKDRDP to the members of milk producers cooperative society for the construction work of dairy building at Saligrama Taluk.

Selection of “Vima Grama” by LIC

SKDRDP has provided insurance policies to the SHG members and their families. So far, about 23.28 lakh people have benefited from the insurance facilities. Under the Microbachath policy, LIC is identifying “Vima Grama” and providing special facilities for one unit of each selected village. LIC in collaboration with SKDRDP has identified 333 “Vima Grama” across […]

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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

Hotel Business became a life changing for Smt. Jayalaxmi

Smt. Jayalaxmi is a resident of Sheshadripura Village, Shimoga Taluk.  She has two sons. She joined self-help group and borrowed loans. She was a housewife and wanted to start self-employment so that she can re-pay the loan instalments. She was interested in hotel business and started a small-scale hotel business and now she is earning […]

Life Improvement Through Self-Employment

Mr. Jaya Shetty is a resident of Guruvayanakere Village, Belthangady Taluk. He is a member of KrishnaJyothi Self-Help Group from past 3 years. His wife Smt. Prabhavathi is a member of Sugama-A Self-Help Group. They have two children, son studying in Chennai and the daughter studying MSc. Jaya Shetty had studied upto 7th standard. Before […]

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 […]

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Our Board

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.