Our Vision: Socially, Politically, Economically & Environmentally Healthy, Harmonious and just Society
Our Mission: RDS mission is to empower the powerless to buildup Socially, Politically, Economically & Environmentally Healthy, Harmonious and just Society, Capacitating the powerless to unleash their fettered but inherent dynamism and strength to place themselves in the broad way of growth, amply fueled and fired to move ahead and build up pro-progress environs, ensuring a harmonious society where social, political, economic, educational, cultural, in-family & inter-family and gender justice, equity, equality and play of good conscience, rule the roost.
Approach: Integrated, Participatory and Sustainable Approach.
Legal status:Rural Development Society (RDS) is registered under Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Public Societies Registration Act, 1350 Fasli (Act 1 of 1350 F.) GENESIS: The founders of the organization had been engaged in participatory facilitation of development interventions in various parts of Andhra Pradesh, especially the most backward and drought ridden districts of the state, the Telengana Region, for the last 30 years, in association with various voluntary organizations. While in different parts of Mahabubnagar District, in connection with community organization and capacity strengthening of Self Help Groups in the District, in collaboration with the District Administration and UNDP, the founders had exposure into the dire situation of the district, especially with regard to the mounting number of migration, degraded greenery, denuded hillocks depleting ground water and desperate debt ridden small and marginal farmers. Having interacted with some development concerned and kind-hearted people of Wanaparthy and its surrounding villages, the idea of facilitation of development programs, in active and conscious participation of the stake holders, from a legalized structure, emerged. As a result, in 1999, Rural Development Society(RDS) was founded with like minded people from different walks of life. RDS’s main thrust of intervention is in the field of community organization and environment development with the main aim of organizing the unorganized in the rural areas, enable them for active participation in conservation and preservation of eco system with co-operative efforts. While mobilizing and motivating the rural mass for conscious and active involvement in eco-development, RDS has taken all effort to mobilise external resources, monetary, man power and moral supports. The effort of motivating and mobilizing rural strength and external resources is an ongoing process.
Registration No. :795 Of 1999 - Regd. Under Societies Registration Act, 1860 FCRA No : 010280055 12A registration No. : F.No.DIT(E)HYD/39(02)/12A/05-06 80G registration No. : F.No.DIT((E)/HYD/80G/60(12)/07-08
- Organizing and federating the neglected powerless for collective strength; - Enabling consciously active participation; Facilitating Social, Political & - Economic Self Reliance with status and bargaining power; - Emancipation and empowerment of the deprived; - Enhancing credibility and bankability; - Promoting eco-friendly agriculture and bio-diversity preservation and development measures; - Upgradation and localization of service facilities; - Subscribing to eradication of social evils; - Promoting Local, regional, state and interstate network of CBOs and - Development facilitators for solidarity, fraternity, social harmony and exchange of products; - Ensuring sustainable & ongoing development measures.