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Taluk Level Women’s Seminar and Jnanavikasa Centre Inauguration Programme

The Executive Director of SKDRDP Dr. L. H. Manjunath inaugurated the taluk level women’s seminar and Jnanavikasa Centre at Tiptur Taluk and gave information about the Jnanavikasa programmes. Later, he distributed the DL to the women who are trained for auto driving under Jnanavikasa programme. The Regional Director of Bangalore Sri. Sheenappa M., Coordinators of […]

Executive Directors Visit to Tiptur Rural

The Executive Director of SKDRDP Dr. L. H. Manjunath inaugurated the new project office and handed over the 373rd rejuvenated lake under Nammuru Namma Kere programme at Tiptur Rural.

Women’s Conference and Achievers Programme at Dharwad

President of SKDRDP Rev. Shri. D. Veerendra Heggade inaugurated the Pragathi Bandhu SHG Women’s Conference and Achievers programme organized by SKDRDP® at Ananda Magdum Kalyan Mantap, Dharwad and said, women hold the responsibilities of her family even with job. So, the knowledge gained by her are the reason for financial growth of the family. The […]

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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

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 […]

De-addiction Camp Changed the Life Style of Sri. Shekar Naik

Sri. Shekar Naik is a resident of Amasebailu Village, Kundapura Taluk. He droped his education after PUC cause of poverty and engaged in agricultural work at home. He started drinking with his friends and slowly addicted himself to alcohol. In 2004 he got married with Kasturi. She faced difficulties due to his drinking habit. She […]

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 […]

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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.