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Free Dental Check-up Camp at Kittur Taluk

The free dental checkup camp was organized by SKDRDP B.C. Trust® and SDM Dental College and Hospital at Devalapura village, Kittur Taluk. More than 180 people got benefited by the free dental checkup camp. The President of Gram Panchayat Smt. Jairabi, Ex-Member of Gram Panchayat Smt. Rohini, Sri. Eshwar Ullagaddi, President of Udachamma Devi Temple […]

Handover of Donation to Milk Cooperative Society

The District Director Sri. Jayakara Shetty handed over the sanction letter of Rs. 2,00,000/- sanctioned from SKDRDP to the dairy members for the construction of milk producer’s cooperative society building at Halasubele village, Magadi Taluk. The Project Officer Sri. Annappa S.N., Supervisor Sri. Shiva Kumar, Sevaprathinidhis, members of SHG Federation and villagers were present on […]

New Project Office Inauguration at Madikeri

The Executive Director of SKDRDP inaugurated the new project office at Madikeri and said SKDRDP had helped Kodagu district during the natural calamities occurred in the year 2018-19 and gave information about the Sampoorna Suraksha, Micro Bachath and Pragathi Raksha Kavach, Bhima Jyothi insurance schemes. Later, he distributed the various facilities to beneficiaries. The Regional […]

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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

Self-Help Group helped Smt. Anitha to start self-employment

Smt. Anitha resident of Toralakki village, Bangarpete Taluk, Kolar District. Her husband owns a small land where he grows crops only during monsoon. The land dries in other seasons and due to a lack of other sources of income no crops can be grown in that land. So, to manage the family expenses, he had […]

Smt. Jyothi supported her husband in managing family

Smt. Jyothi from of Hassan got married in 2006 and after marriage she started living with her husband at Mangalore. Her husband works as an auto driver. He had a responsibility of his parents, wife and his daughter. It was difficult to balance between the hospital costs of his parents and education of daughter. So, […]

Smt. Rashmi Leading Self-Reliant Life from Self-Employment

Smt.  Rashmi is the resident of Makodu, Bettadapura Taluk, Kodagu District. She is a member of Shri Vinayaka SHG and Mathrushree Jnanavikasa Center since last three years. Ten years ago, cause of her husband’s addiction to alcohol she left her husband’s house with her 2 children and started living with her mother. Due to age […]

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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.