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Handover of Donation to Laxmi Devi Temple

The Project Officer of Saligrama Sri. Umesh Poojary handed over the DD amounting Rs. 1 lakh sanctioned from Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala to the temple committee for the renovation of Laxmi Devi Temple at Bettadahalli village, Saligrama Taluk and said, people are getting loan facilities through SKDRDP self-help group programme, agriculture equipments are made available to […]

Computer Training Programme

A five days computer training programme was organized at HRTC, Mysore. The Principal, Manager and computer trainer gave information about the training programme.

The VLE’s Monthly Progress Review Meeting at Somawarpete

A monthly progress review meeting was organized for the VLE’s at Somawarpete. The CSC PO, Sri. Dilip Kumar Jain discussed various services provided through csc centers for people, minimum services, maintaining documents at csc centers, new sevices like NPS, Affidavit and rent agreement, PM-Suryaghar 2nd phase, performance reports analysis etc.  The Field Project Officer explained […]

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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

Food Cart Business for Life

Smt. Nagarathna is the resident of Maruti Nagar, Ranebennur Taluk.  Twelve years ago, she faced financial problems.  She worked as coolie to pay her children’s school fee. Later, she joined Shrama self-help group and borrowed first loan of Rs. 10,000 /-. Next, she borrowed loan from bank and started a small mobile hotel business. After […]

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 […]

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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.