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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.

Women’s Seminar at Udupi.

SKDRDP Executive Director inaugurated the Women’s Seminar organized under Jnanavikasa programme at Udupi and guided the officials.      

A Study team visit from France.

Through SDM IMD College a team of lecturers and students from France met Rev. Shri. D. Veerendra Heggade to study Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala’s background and programmes. SKDRDP Executive Director Dr. L. H. Manjunath interacted with the team and guided them with Project information, during this Koppal Siri Agricultural Production Company officials were present.  

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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 motivated Asha to become self-employed.

Mrs. Asha resident of  Sonnamaranahalli, Doddaballapura zone lives with her husband and 2 children. Husband works as a daily wager. She got to know about Self-Help Groups through Jnanavikasa Center and got motivated to be self-employed. She joined Sneha Self-Help Group, started saving money and bought millet flour mill machine. From the group she periodically […]

Pragathinidhi helped Gouramma to build her life.

Mrs. Gouramma, resident of Sirigere Taluk is a housewife and looked after her children. Husband’s income was the main source of any household expenses. It was difficult for them to maintain their day-to-day expenses and to educate their children. She got motivated from Dharmasthala group and joined Sri Basaveshwara Group, after joining the group, she […]

Motivated from Jnanavikasa programme Prema built her life.

Bantwal Taluk resident Mrs. Prema is a member of Sri Durga Self-Help Group who built her life through Jnanavikasa Programmes. At first, she took a Pragathinidhi loan of Rs.10,000 to start a vegetable shop. Attending Jnanavikasa programme she learned about self-employment, took periodic Pragathinidhi loan and started selling fruits along with vegetables. At present she […]

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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.