Chaitanya Rural Development Society® (CRDS) in Shivamogga is a non-profit, non-government development organization committed to improving the lives of rural people through participation and empowerment at Shivamogga District, in Karnataka state, India. It was established in the gateway of the Malenadu region of Karnataka and is registered in Dec-1996 under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1961. Chaitanya is grounded in social values for the care of the voiceless sections of the society and to serve them without any consideration of caste or creed. It acts as a catalyst and convener of social justice and development. The society aims at the upliftment and sustainable development of rural poor, empowerment of women, backward communities through education, health, environment, agriculture, horticulture, watershed development, forestry, social awareness programs, and community-based rehabilitation programs.
A Sustainable and developed society that lives in harmony with nature.
To be an accepted facilitator inspired by the love for humanity and faith in social justice, to change and empower the voiceless, the needy, and the underprivileged into a prosperous society.
Natural Resources Management
Watershed management refers to the conservation; regeneration and the careful use of all the natural resources particularly land, water, vegetation, animals, and human development within the watershed. This approach is based on participatory planning following a bottom-up approach for developing a context-appropriate plan for execution. Convergence activity of awareness & implementation of agroforestry also creates awareness on renewable source of energy, Solid waste management, Rainwater harvesting.
Chaitanya is providing training and job opportunity for Women to prepare plates and bowls from areca sheets and tailoring to develop women entrepreneurship in the rural area with Financial linkages, inclusion, and management.
This program deals with financial linkage for Self Help Groups (SHGs) in rural areas mainly for Women. The beneficiaries are small and household businesses, small and marginal farmers, providing financial literacy, inclusion, linkages, & management to direct beneficiaries to the credit needs of the poor and needy who do not have assets/collaterals. The SHG's social collateral emerging from the group dynamics, peer pressure are leveraged to extend credit to the poor. They are utilized as a tool for credit delivery. Our initiatives are aimed at building an empowered and financially inclusive in rural India through specific goal-oriented departments which can be categorized broadly into three heads: Financial, Developmental, and Supervision. Through these initiatives, we touch on almost every aspect of the rural economy. From training handicraft artisans to providing them a marketing platform for selling these articles.
Resource Support Agency (RSA)
Chaitanya is RSA for 10 districts in Karnataka under NABARD and organizing Training and Capacity Building of POPI's to uplifting the credibility of FPO’s by strengthening stakeholders.
Formation of Farmers Producer Company at Shivamogga and Davangere with NABARD & GOK WDD
It aims is create FPOs to facilitate forward and backward linkage to farmers. The targeted beneficiaries are small and marginal farmers. We provide a holistic and broad-based supportive ecosystem to facilitate the development of vibrant and sustainable income-oriented farming and for the overall socio-economic development and wellbeing of agrarian communities. Also enhance productivity through efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable resource use and realize higher returns through better liquidity, facilitate market linkages for their produce, and become sustainable through collective action. We are uplifting the credibility of FPO’s by effective capacity building to develop agriculture entrepreneurship skills to become economically viable and self-sustaining beyond the period of support from the government. As POPI’s we have promoted 15 FPO’s so far in Shivamogga and Davanagere District.
Bhadrish BT is from an agricultural family, promoted Chaitanya, and started in 1996. He represents this NGO as Secretary cum CEO. His proficiency is in Training and Expert in Community Organizing & Capacity Building.
Dr. Regy Joseph
Dr.Regy Joseph- Ph.D., M.A.(Hist), his exceptional education says all his characters. Currently serves as President. His sphere is in Social Worker Advocate/ Educationist, Jaycee State Trainer.
Dr. T. H. Gowda
Ph.D., MF (USA),PGDAEM, FISEE Director of Extension UAHS, Shivamogga email@example.com
Dr. Sreepathi L.K.
M.Tech and Ph.D. from IIT Bombay in the area of Thermal and fluids Engineering. Retired Vice-Principal. Sreepahti.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diploma (C.Sc.) Social Worker
B.E.(Mechanical) Automobile Industry email@example.com
Diploma (C.Sc.) Documentation & training firstname.lastname@example.org
B. Tech, MBA email@example.com
MBA (MKTG & HR) PGPDM Social projects implementation, Banking Sales, NGO , Livelihoods, Financial literacy & Startups firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A. in Psychology, M.Sc in Agri Documentary work on Social changes and Environmental changes of Sacred Grooves, BT Cotton, Small Millets, Seed production, Ponds of Karnataka etc. email@example.com
Bharathi H D
M.A, B, Ed
Retired Canara Bank LDM-Shivamogga
Chaitanya team members
Back Office Staff – 11, Female-4 Field Staff - 32, Female - 5 Women Volunteers - 232
VISION AND MISSION
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To be an accepted facilitator inspired by the love for humanity and faith in social justice, to change and empower the voiceless, the needy, and the underprivileged into a prosperous society. <o:p></o:p>
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Account Number: 0125053000005312
Bank: South Indian Bank
IFSC Code: SIBL0000125
All donations are eligible for tax savings under 80G.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
2nd Floor, Sona Complex, near S.M. Circle, Kuvempu Road, Shivamogga-577 201, Karnataka, India
Mobile - 9986020755 Landline -08182-274608