Malanadu Development Society (MDS)

Malanadu Development Society
Parathodu, Kanjirapally
Kottayam, Kerala – 686 512, INDIA.

Legal Status:
Registered as a Social Service Society in 1977,
under Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Act, 1955.

Registration No.
K 201 / 1977

Operational Area:
Kerala, India

Special focus areas:
Kottayam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta Districts of Kerala.

The Organisational Vision:

Creation of a just society ensuring dignity and sustainability of life.

The Mission

To enhance the quality of life of farmers, women, children and other marginalized communities through decentralized institution building, participatory development processes and application of sustainable technologies respecting our environment, culture and heritage.

The Objectives

To initiate participatory development process, which is people centered, self-supported and self-managed for sustainable prosperity of life.
To take leading role in organizing farmers and farmers institutions.
To support the decentralization and institution building processes for the emergence of people’s institutions and structures, which are capable, to address the felt needs and problems of the community at grass root level.
To promote people’s ability to maximize their own capabilities and life options, including participation in education, training, employment, social activities.
To take leadership in undertaking various developmental activities at local level for the promotion of alternate energy sources.
To promote soil and water conservation practices for the sustainable management and protection of natural resources.
To capacitate women of the rural communities through social orientation and capacity building programmes.
To organize training and capacity building programmes for the small and marginal farmers in the rural areas.
To promote pre-school education for improved physical and mental health of the children by providing all children with a joyful and creative atmosphere that incorporates education and skills relevant to a meaningful and dignified existence.